Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wedding gifts and ornaments


 Hi, my name is Trisha and I am the owner of this here blog.  You wouldn't know it though since it has been about 1 month since my last post.  I don't really know what happened to me this last month...I guess life just kind of got in the way.  My poor husband had some bad teeth and 2 wisdom teeth that had to be removed, I have been searching for a new job that is closer to home and pays better.  You know...life.  I have managed to do a few crafty things here and there.  Here are just a few.

 My cousin just got married and I love homemade wedding gifts.,  Much more love and thought go into them!  I painted some small wood blocks red and then mod podged their engagement photos onto them.  I then sanded the edges of the blocks and the pictures a bit.  The block in the middle has a monogram, their names and the date they were married.  This was a mod podge transfer.  I tied the middle block with black satin ribbon.


Thanks to Pinterest for this idea.  My cousin even pinned this to her wedding board after I made it so I know that she loved it!  The wedding invitation is cut into strips and wrapped around a pen then placed inside a clear bulb ornament.  I added red glitter and red heart shaped beads as well.  The silver letters are their initials.  I tied a pretty red ribbon on it and added a small red snowflake to the middle of the bow.  Now their first Christmas ornament is taken care of!

I found this idea on Pinterest too...what did we do before this crazy website existed?  This is a babies first ornament for my best friend Kyla.  I took this picture of Lynlee when she was only 6 days old.  I printed it in color on regular paper.  I painted this little block pink and sanded the edges.  I used the mod podge transfer image for the sides that have her name, date of birth, weight and length.  I glued the picture to the front and sanded the edges of it.  A pink satin bow sits on top as well as a pretty little tiara.  This will be the perfect first Christmas Ornament for my little sweet Lynlee!



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I am really hoping that I don't continue to be such a slacker.  I just don't know what got into me.  Hopefully it is out and I am back!



14 comments:

Donna W said...

Hi Trisha! So glad to see you back! I've not been bloging as much lately, so I can totally understand! I love your creations, and I so agree, hand created gifts have so much more meaning than store bought stuff! I especially love the ornament, I just may have to borrow that idea:) Have a great week!

craftyles said...

I love handmade gifts too. Yours are really nice. I love the blocks.

Katherine Wolak said...

Yeah, life has this tendency to get in the way of fun! :P Glad that youre still tinkering around with crafts! Nice to see you on here! :)

Hugs,

LV said...

You will be just fine. We all have our days and difficult times. There are lots of days, I do not get on the computer, as I am tired of going through some of the same processes over and over.

Jeanne said...

Everyone needs a break now and then! Stick with it, you have a lovely blog. Hope you come and visit mine.Have a happy Rednesday this week!

Jenny's Heart said...

I love every bit! You did an amazing job on all of them!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Lovely ideas ...

Popped in from Rednesday ~

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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love all of your ideas! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Holly Diane said...

I love the block idea..and the ornaments are precious!

Suzann said...

Hello Trisha!!!!
What great ideas!!! They are both so cute!!!
Glad you are back and I hope you are doing well
Suzann~xoxo~

Antiques And Teacups said...

Very fun! Great gifts...truly OOAK!
Ruth

Jann Olson said...

Trisha happy to have you back! Sometimes life does get in the way. You have created some very clever gifts. Gifts from the heart mean so much more than anything found in a store. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

marryannwe23 said...

What a brilliant ideas to be wedding gifts.
Thanks for sharing it.
A webmaster of bridal shower

Meow Opre said...

Very interesting wedding gifts ideas here. :D Keep up the good writing dear author!