Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Wreath Gifts

This year I made a few gifts instead of buying them.  I am not much of a crafter.  I like doing it but don't really have the time for it, and I often get discouraged if my project doesn't come out the way I imagine it in my head.  But I had seen several vintage ornament wreaths on some of my favorite blogs and thought, "I can do that".  I searched all year for old ornaments at estate sales.  I ended up making one ornament wreath for my mom, a pink ornament bunt cake for my little sister and a vintage jewelry wreath for my big sister.  Here is how they came out.  Not totally perfect but I'm happy with them, and I can't really decide which one is my favorite because I like them each for different reasons.

The pink bunt cake.  For my little sister because she is pink and sparkly and loves to cook and bake.

The big Christmas wreath for my mom using some older ornaments that she probably pricing in her head how much the ornaments are worth.  She is a big collector of old Christmas.

And the jewelry wreath for my big sister.  She loves vintage jewelry.  It looks better in person than in these photos.  Nice thing about this one is you can easily take some of the jewelry off of it if you wanted to wear it.  I used old brooches, hat pins, shoe clips, button and a beaded necklace.
So what do you think of them?


  1. You did a great job on the wreaths and am sure your efforts will be treasured by your family members. Fun to search all year and put all those finds to good use!

  2. These are all great, but I think my favorite is the wreath for your mom (though Amy and I did spot a few fantastic deco pieces in the jewelry wreath for your sister)! I've just started getting into vintage ornaments, and collecting them is surprisingly addicting.