Loved the paper wreaths that Lindsey from Out of Alabaster did in August of 2011. I have a black front door, so I look for lighter colors to contrast in a wreath. And it turned out to be an easy project. Here's Lindsey's:
I found an old book on herbs on a junking trip to Sleepy Poet and used the pages to create mine. I aged it some with an ink pad (Stampin' Up! Soft Suede) and then spritzed it (Stampin Up! Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint mixed with alcohol), which you can't see in the photo. Thanks Lindsey, for the tutorial! Here it is:
I saw this at Dee's blog, A Lapin Life. And I knew I needed to do my own.
So here is what I came up with! I gave them to roommates on a recent trip. Burlap ribbon from Etsy and burlap twine from the hardware store, then heart charm from Stampin' Up and some stamped sentiments also from Stampin' Up.
Here is another fun crafty thing - - handmade wine or bottle stoppers. Great gift as well. Again, I saw them first at A Lapin Life.
And here are a couple of mine.
These were fun to make and were very fun to give! The original drawer pull from this batch of stoppers were from Anthropologie in the mall. They can be pricey. But there are cute ones in the hardware store as well. More twine from the hardware store and itty bitty safety pins bought in bulk from Michaels. Then ribbon and stamped sentiments from Stampin' Up.