Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Prim Christmas Gift Idea and Wreath How to....

Good Day everyone...
I feel as though I need to mention the weather.. smile..
We started out with a gorgeous warm day.. The sun was out and then around noon it clouded up and then later this afternoon it turned cold.. I just noticed that it is now snowing... Big fat flakes... It is almost 9 p.m. here ..
Terry said he felt like having some popcorn.. grin. . It smells good ..
After supper I decided I needed to finish a Christmas gift I was making...
I must say that I saw this on Pinterest...
I just did my own thing with it.. That's the great thing about it all.. You see an idea and run with it.. It is on my creative ideas board..
It is called An Apron in a Jar..

First I made an apron.. A prim one made out of homespun..
It is very plain.. Just gathered with ties...

Here it is hanging in the laundry room..

It needed tea dyed and  is hanging up to dry..
Then all I had to do is find a wide mouth mason jar as the apron is quite full...

Then I just folded it up and put it in..
You can also add a recipe which I will do later.. maybe..
I had some little wood gingerbread that we had made so I tied that on along with a little tag.. It has to and from on the other side..
A prim friend might like this, eh?

My sweet friend Judy who works at the awesome prim shop in town emailed me and asked how I made the wreath in my bathroom along with some emails from a couple of others...

I thought someone might want to know so I took a couple of pics when I was making it..
Remember, I found this idea on pinterest too..
It is on my sidebar there if you want to click on it..
I have gathered many old pics because I used to make vintage crafts..  I had a drawer full of old pics in the workshop..

You can also find some pics on the web ... There are some sites that have free ones and you can just copy them..
Or scan some of your own if you don't want to use your own good ones.. My friend was telling me you can get copies at Walmart for only 20 cents each..
I just sorted through and picked out different sizes and shapes..
Heated up my glue gun ..
And started sticking them to this embroidery hoop..
I believe the directions on pinterest was to use a wire wreath but I thought they would stick to wood better..
And that was all there was to it..
It took about an hour, I think..

Here it is bedtime again, my dears.. So, I will say good night for now ...
Thanks so much for all your sweet emails and comments..
I love hearing from you all..

What are you girls making for gifts?

Talk to you soon..
Take care..


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  1. Faye, I like it and also the wreath, anything with old photos is lovely to me. I will check out your pinterest.

  2. Faye, I love the apron in a jar. Such a great idea. I love an apron. My grandmother wore an aporn with every dress she wore. Such great memories. I have a wonderful poem about an apron, kinda long but would gladly send it to you if you would like. Like the wreath also. Looked great in your bath. We had tornado warning yesterday and today is had turned cooler. Wow, snow, you are so lucky.
    Take care

  3. What a sweet idea; an apron in a jar! Thanks for telling us how to make the wreath. I think I have a few old wooden hoops around here somewhere. I might just get inspired to create something for the holidays!

  4. Cute and creative ideas. Thanks for sharing how you made the wreath I really want to make one for our hallway. :)

  5. I love the craft ideas you come up with. All so awesome. Have a wonderful evening.

  6. Faith I love the apron in a jar! My granny almost always had an apron on and if you dug in the big old pockets you were sure to find a piece of peppermint candy. Peppermints are one of my favorite candies to this day ,I think it has something to do with those big old pockets and the gentle touch of Granny's hand on my head.Thanks so much for bringing back those wonderful memories! The photo wreath is so cool! Hugs,Jen

  7. Love both projects. Apron in a jar - how clever! Blessed in Wisconsin.

  8. So cute! You come up with some of the cutest projects.

    Hope you got my e-mail letting you know how very, very delicious our chicken turned out.
    My family has requested it again.
    Thanks for the yummy chicken rub recipe.

  9. Popcorn please without the snow, thanks very much! Smile!
    You do come up with wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing - I could look through the old pics for ages!

  10. The apron in a jar is so cute! Thanks for the ideas. You have so many good ones.

  11. Faye ... I love that apron in a jar! What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing it! Now if I can just figure out how to make an apron. Sewing any type of clothing has aways been a challenge for me & I fear that an apron falls under that definition : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  12. The apron in a jar is the cutest gift! How smart are you!

  13. I love the apron in a jar. Such a neat idea. We love the banana cake. We are all having a piece now with hot apple cider. I am having hot cocoa with mine. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  14. The apron in the jar gift is lovely! I wonder how many other gifts could be put into a jar like that. Such a lovely old fashioned way to package something!


  15. The apron in a jar idea is awesome! You're very creative. Thanks for linking up to Teach Me Tuesdays!

  16. Oh my goodness this picture wreath is AWESOME! I'm going to pin it! This is perfect:) I am seriously loving your post! It is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable ( I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

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