Quick Summer Wreath

Need a fast, inexpensive, front door wreath. Look no further, you have come to the right place.

Here in Texas, we are headed into the hottest part of summer, with more 100+ days. When I took down my patriotic wreath, I knew I needed something else but summery. After a trip to the Dollar Tree for inspiration, I came home with three items – a pizza pan, a sun hat and a fat quarter of watermelon fabric. In less than one hour (plus dry time) I had a new wreath.

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Glass Cross

So I have created my first gift and had to wait to be able to share it with you.  This cross was made for my mother-in-law for her birthday.  I have to say, I’m proud how it turned out.  It now hangs in her kitchen window.

Who knew you could use those little glass stones you find at the dollar store to create such beautiful suncatchers?


Teddy Bear SWAPS


This year in addition to making all of my SWAPS, the camp director asked me to make some for her.  I agreed to make them, as long as they were easy SWAPS.  I knew I would not have time to crochet 200 Texas stars, sew tacos, or paint light sabers.

Just for her, I re-designed my Sock Monkey SWAP from a few years back.  I began with plastic teddy bear cupcake picks I found at the local dollar store.  Using a pair of scissors I was able to remove the pick and save the adorable teddy bear. The bears fit nicely into the 1.5×3 inch bags that she provided me.

If you would like to make some of these for your own use, here is the downloadable pdf SWAP tag…

Teddy Bear SWAP Tag