Saturday, November 29, 2014

a post-thanksgiving project…

You all know how much I LOVE working with paper, but I was recently invited to try out a new type of crafty project, and I have to tell you, it was a LOT of fun!  I wanted to share my finished project with you – and then I’ll tell you a little bit about it.

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The cute ruffled wreath hanging on my front door is the “Ruffled Harvest” wreath.  It came to me in the form of a super fun kit by a new company called Apostrophe-S. On a side-note…how fun is that name?  I wish I knew the story behind it…I bet it’s a good one!

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Anyway, when my crafty friend, Megan, asked me if I’d like to give the kit a try, I was super excited to give it a go…it was shipped to me and arrived in plenty of time to create the project and have it ready to enjoy for Fall…which is likely what it’s intended for with a name like “Ruffled Harvest.”  Unfortunately, life got in the way and I didn’t get a chance to sit down and dive in…lucky for me, the soft felt in natural colors (and bonus - with pine cones too) works perfectly with some of my woodsy holiday d├ęcor – so yay for me…it’s ready to put out with my winter decorations!

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Here’s what the kit looks like with all of the pieces (this image is from the Apostrophe-S website…but looks identical to my kit contents):

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After watching the short instructional video (here), I spent about an hour pinning, gluing, and anticipating the finished project.

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There’s a bit of excess glitter on the brown felt, I wasn’t as patient as I should have been when it was time to add my glittery pinecones – I was able to brush most of it off though.

The fun project is only one of many kits Apostrophe-S offers – you can find all of the details about the company and their products here.