December 9, 2012

Tis The Season For Gratitude (Part 2 of 4)

This is the 2nd Tis the Season for Gratitude post - a series dedicated to spreading a little bit of joy and gratitude around blogland during the holiday season.  A reminder that a grateful heart is what this season is all about!  We would love for you to join in and help spread holiday cheer as we focus on the true joys of this season. 

Please join my self and these 3 awesome bloggers as we focus on showing gratitude this holiday season:
Susan from Suzels Says
Sheila from The FailteHouse
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My friend had the great idea to start a craft project together - Christmas wreaths!  Not only has it been fun to create my own Christmas decoration, it has also given us the opportunity to spend quality time together.  There is something so soothing about sitting with a friend, sipping tea and crafting.  Less distractions and more focus on just being together.  This project is pretty time consuming so we were not able to finish in one night, which turned out to be a good thing because it meant more time to hang out.  After working all day, I looked forward to sitting around the table with my friend, crafting and chatting.  (It was also a nice break from watching tv, too!)

For those of you interested, here is a step by step tutorial on how to make your own wreath:
|  Supplies  |
Styrofoam Wreath
Felt
Pins
Scissors
Marker
Tracing Circle
|  Trace circles on the felt  |
|  Cut out circles  |
|  Fold circle in half, then in half again and pin at the corner  |
|  Pin felt to styrofoam wreath  |
|  Alternate each felt piece for a more interesting look  |
|  The finished product  |

This project has shown me the joy that can come from a simple crafting session with a good friend.  My suggestion this holiday season is to skip the crowded happy hour with friends and instead do something creative together.  It can be refreshing to slow down and focus on the little things - especially this time of year! 
Happy crafting and Merry Christmas!   

7 comments:

  1. Kellely - this is stunning! I would love to try one of these, not sure if I have time after I fly home - but it seems like a great way to spend time with loved ones. I love the idea of skipping the crowded happy hour and cherishing moments with friends! xx

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  2. Kelley I love this gorgeous wreath!!! Absolutely love it! And what a fun memory to share with friends! Beautiful post! Xox

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  3. Looks great, and what a fun way to spend time together.

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  4. Love the wreath, and love that it came with some quality friend time! :)

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  5. Wow that DIY turned out great! Glad I came across your blog... I love it!

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  6. that is such a cute idea! it came out beautifully and sounds like such a fun way to hang out with friends during christmas time :) x

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