Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday Crafternoon

A few weeks ago I hosted a "Crafternoon" party, which was basically an excuse to drink coffee, eat treats, and make all of the things from Pinterest we'd all been pining over. It was quite possibly the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon--I can't wait to host another. I made this book wreath from an old Webster's Dictionary my roommate had on hand (find the tutorial here, I found it on Pinterest) and I really love the way it turned out! I want to make more for Christmas gifts. Wreaths like this sell on Etsy for up to $100, and it literally cost me $1 to make--all I had to buy was the wreath frame from the Dollar Store. And it is so easy. See the link for more details on the process! 
My roommate made this adorable string of lights from Dixie Cups & the dictionary pages--we're both English majors, which may explain our craft choices...
One of my friends made a heart banner out of paint samples to hang in her kitchen--so adorable. 

Reindeer Peanut Butter Cookies, also found via Pinterest! Find the recipe here or just make your favorite PB cookie recipe and add the accessories. I was dying over how cute/awkward my reindeer were. 
Do you have things pinned that you've just been waiting to try? Gather your friends and do them all in the company of loved ones--just don't forget the coffee, sugar, and Christmas music. Happy crafting! 


Maria- CityLaundry said...

these are such lovely craft ideas.
that wreath came out great!
thanks for sharing!
Hope your having a nice day!

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Nicole said...

Crafternoon - love that!
Beautiful pictures too :) Ever thought of selling wreaths?

Megan said...

How fun! I have a friend who loves crafts as much as me and we try to do a craft night once a week - basically an excuse to eat popcorn, watch 80s movies and drink wine. I love the things you created! I have SO many things I've pinned on Pinterest... I'm addicted. I need to add you!

Wild Flower said...

Okay this does sound like one awesome day! How adorable is that heart wreath you made? I want one now! haha. And the candles and the little reindeer cookies! Amazing :)


Annie said...

Love that wreath...SO cute :)

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