Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Gift Exchange

I am participating in a gift exchange through Craftaholics Anonymous and was tasked at sending a homemade gift to my draw.  I went with the semi homemade route due to my schedule this month.  I decided to take a cute little burlap pouch from the Target dollar section and add some fabric rosettes to them.  This was the first time I had made some of these, and I had a lot of fun making these little flowers.  I made about fifty of them last week while I had to sit through continuing education for my real estate license.  Thankfully I was able to pay attention and keep on wrapping these little flowers up. I used this great tutorial to learn how to make these - My Sparkle Rosette Tutorial.  

I then made a homemade candle with some vanilla sent, and wrapped it up in some coordinating fabric with the rosettes.

My partner mentioned that she liked to craft, so I sent her gift in this Ikea storage box. That way she can have a space to keep some of her craft supplies.  This was a better idea then  just using a plain old mailing box.  I just wrapped it in brown paper and sent it on its way.

Thank you for checking out my little gift.


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  1. Okay...I'm totally jealous that you can sew a zipper! I love that cute little burlap pouch! I've never made a candle either...but I want to..perfect gift for anyone, anytime!

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    2. I bought them at way I could sew anything especially a zipper. I'm still trying to get the courage to plug in the sewing machine. :)

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  3. What sweet gifts! I saw those pouches at Target and love what you've done with them :)

  4. So I guess I'm not the only one who saw those pouches?! I had to quell the temptation to load the entire stock into my cart. Seriously? How could something that cute be that cheap? And to add the flowers--just perfect. I may stop the self-control and go do what I wanted to all along! :).

  5. your rosettes are a great addition to the pouch. Your recipient should be thrilled!

  6. You really are good at gift giving. All your gifts are thoughtful and beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with the other 47 rosettes:)

  7. Love this idea! Pinned for inspiration. I posted "dolled up" to the Dedicated House Party:)

  8. What a fun way to dress-up a little bag. So cute!

  9. The little flower roses are beautiful! Well done, and also well done on the storage box--I like useful packaging.

  10. What a sweet little gift! I'd love for you to share this at my link party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  11. Sounds like so much fun!! I want to participate in a holiday exchange at some point. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  12. I'm sure your gift exchange partner will be thrilled! And the storage box was such a clever way to package your gifts! Can't wait to see what you get in return!

  13. What a great idea for wrapping a gift in reusable box. I use them for so many different things too! Thanks for linking up to Think Tank Thursday last week!

  14. Pretty gift! I love the little zippered flower pouch!


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