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Handmade Winter Gift Exchange!


I decided to participate in the Craftaholics Anonymous Winter gift exchange.  This is were you sign up on Elfster and then you get paired up with another crafter to make a gift for each other.  I have not yet received my gift from my pair, but will share it with you all when I get it.  I sent my project to her last Friday, so I am pretty sure it is safe to link up my project back over to Craftaholics Anonymous.

I decided to make another yarn wreath . . . Shocking!  I love making these and believe it or not, I am making another one right now.  They are a bit time consuming, but I find them relaxing to make. This is probably the closest thing to knitting or crochet I will ever get. 🙂  My match-up lives in Orlando and works for Walt Disney World.  Her profile picture was her with Mickey, so I thought it was safe to say, she is a bit of a Disney nut.


For the wreath, I used a 12 inch round foam wreath and wrapped it with red, black and white yarn. I cut the image using this tutorial as a guide from my Silhouette.  This machine rocks and it was so easy to take an image from Google Images and make the images.  I cut them on a thick piece of  black card stock from Papertreyink and chipboard for a solid structure.   Once I glued together the black card stock to the chipboard, I glittered the top of the image.



I made ribbon flower using a zip tie to hold it together and then hot glued it to the yarn wreath I made.  I added different sized buttons to make Mickey head and ears.



I think this turned out super cute and I hope that she loves it!   Head over and see all the other fun projects LINKED up that someone made for a complete stranger – there is a lot of crafty love going on over there!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “crafting for the sheer joy of giving” pie with me.


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. This is fabulous Arin – love the buttons:- Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays to you too:-)


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