Freezer Paper – Who knew???

Merry Christmas!!!!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday with lots of family, food, rest, and thankfulness for all we have.

In the coming weeks before Christmas, I knew I wanted to be crafty for my gift giving.  As I’ve mentioned before, Pinterest is a wonderful resource for finding fun and unique things to make.  I stumbled upon freezer paper stenciling.  This has been around a while, but it’s new to me!  There are tons of tutorials out there.  And here’s another one to add to the mix.  🙂

I made several gifts for my friends and their kids.  Here is one of them (you may see a few of the others sneak into view).  It’s a butterfly tote for my friend’s little girl (same one with the toy story / big sister shirt).

Here are the cast of characters for the project.

what you'll need
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Fall Wreath

I decided to put my pinterest skills to practice and attempt to make one of the ideas I’ve seen on there a few times.  I decided to make a fall wreath on the cheap.  The idea was to buy insulation tubing from Home Depot and make the wreath out of that instead of buying the expensive ones at the craft store.

I bought a 6 foot tube for less than $2!  Much cheaper than the $13 at the craft store.  Then I found some fabric in the remnant section ($1.99) to cut into strips and treat like ribbon.  Lastly, I went to the mum section (making mums for homecoming is a big deal in Texas – lots of supplies on the cheap) and got a few flowers ($1 each).

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