Monday, December 13, 2010

Our First Wreath

I grew up in a very crafty home.  This is not to say that I am crafty, but my Mom is.  She had a good eye and the ability to make things with her hands.  She can sew, quilt, woodwork, etc. (the list could go on and on).  She even used to sell her stuff at craft sales (you know those sales that usually take place in school gymnasiums with table after table of everything craft-like).  I remember going to lots of them as a kid and being bored out of my mind (sorry Mom).  When I got old enough to do my own thing I promised myself to never attend another one of those, which of course was a lie to myself.  However, I go to them very rarely.

My house does not have a lot of cutie crafty things in it.  My tastes run along different lines.  Because of this, I really haven't developed my non-existent craft making skills.  This year Tom and I decided to buy a wreath for our door (we have a very ugly door with a very cool "No Smoking" sign on it), we were hoping it would cover it up a bit.  Obviously I was not going to make it from scratch or buy a brand new (expensive) one.  What we ended up doing was buy a used, but pretty nice looking wreath from Goodwill and replacing the ribbon.  I did the amazing feat of making my own bow our of new ribbon (thank you YouTube videos)!!!  We will now have a moment of silence to commemorate this amazing fact.  I think I did a pretty good job for a first attempt.  Here are my before and after pictures with a close-up of the before bow (gag).
 




As an added bonus, here's a cool picture of Tom in his new prescription safety glasses for work.  Isn't he studly?

7 comments:

Ashley and Dave said...

He looks like a creeepy biology teacher :) love you tom.
You did a very good job on your bow- proud of you! Looks great.

Ash and Brent said...

Good job being all crafty!

Brent has some of those safety glasses. They are quite a hoot.

:)

Tara said...

Good job on the bow. I didn't get the crafty jean either. The wreath itself looks brand new. Whenever I think of going to DI whatever I buy always looks used. Love tom glasses/goggles (hehehe).

Marie said...

Very nice. I think you have some crafty skills buried in you - whether you want to admit it or not! :)

Packrat said...

Other than "nothing out of the ordinary" sewing, I do not have a craft gene, either. My mom was so clever at everything, too.

Katrina, Kyle and Family said...

You did a great job Chelsea! Your wreath looks great!

Jenn said...

ha ha. Tom words can't express how silly those glasses are, but hey who cares if your making money, right. Good job on the wreath Chelsea, I tried my hand at one this year, still not sure how I feel about it.