My mom tried to teach me to sew. In an emergency, I can make a pillow. This is a great skill to have if ever there is a throw pillow shortage. Never underestimate how difficult it is to finish that pillow. After all, you have to hide that closing stitch! I don't have the love for it that my mom has. Nothing about a needle and thread excites me.
I have a less refined passion. No, I am not talking about baseball or mountain biking for once. I like to craft. This is a non-specific skill because I can do anything from paint to make things with beads and wires to go crazy with hot glue. Lucky for me when I was a teen I worked at MJ Designs. I learned how to make bows and since I could already draw they stuck me in the Art Department where I learned about a bunch of different products. This has served me well over the years. I know what glue to use and what paint. I taught myself how to make rosaries. A good skill for a Catholic.
My current craft is making wreaths. Not just any wreaths, sports wreaths. Well, I am still Laura, after all!
So, I made a Longhorn wreath for me and a Notre Dame wreath for my mom for Christmas. This is a super simple project that anyone can do. All you need is a wreath.
I used a straw wreath:
Various ribbon of your choosing, a glue gun, acrylic paint, sealer, and whatever you choose to use to decorate your wreath.
I used footballs, wood letters, and key chains.
I used orange, white, and football ribbon for the Longhorn wreath.
I used blue, gold, and a blue/green plaid ribbon for the Irish wreath.
I love them both but the plaid ribbon on the Notre Dame wreath is so awesome that it is truly my favorite.
I may have a foam wreath and some baseball ribbon waiting for Christmas to pass so I can get started on my Rangers wreath.
What kind of crafts do you make? Do you give them as gifts?
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