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Friday, August 8, 2014

Recent Ornament Wreath & Crafts

Yep the Happy Holiday Girl is still around and still loves the holidays!  I get so excited when August rolls around each year because that means that fall is just around the corner!  Summer is starting to wind down and I couldn't be happier about it!  Summer is my least favorite season.

I made a red and blue themed vintage ornament wreath recently.  It felt good to finish a major craft project (major for me anyways).  I just wait until our toddler goes to bed to work on my crafts because I do not like taking time away from her.  Plus, it would be difficult to craft with how busy she is.

I also had a Pinterest Challenge with some friends.  I called it a "Fun Summer Pinterest Challenge" and asked my friends to chose one pin and complete it within 2.5 weeks.  I have been collecting vintage buttons for a few years.  I have buttons coming out of my ears.  This has inspired me to get using some of my buttons since I have so many of them.  I chose to make vintage button flower pin brooches.  They turned out pretty cute but were a lot more difficult to make than I had imagined!  The most difficult part was finding a good jewelry glue with a fin point.  I still was not happy with the couple of different glues I purchased and if anyone has good recommendations for a craft or jewelry glue with a very fine point, I would like to hear about it!

To give credit to the inspiration.  This is where I was inspired to make my flower button pins.  And although I did not take pictures of the backs of my pins, they are covered in felt with a pin back so each flower can be put on a different coat.

Here is what my awesome friends and family came up with who particiated in my Pinterest event.  It was fun and next I plan on doing a recipe event!