When Emilie decided to host a Thanksgiving Mini Swap, I jumped at it. I just love swaps(obviously) and had a great experience with Emilie as my Ghoulishly Glamorous Swap partner. This swap was supposed to be mini, but my partner, Jenny, decided to throw mini out the window. Works for me!! I have such a hard time narrowing down what to do. Believe me, I had so many ideas for this one, especially since Jenny loves acorns. Above you can see what all I got/made for her. A chalkboard that my husband cut out and painted for me. He's the best!! A mug with acorns, a glittered Give Thanks garland, a notepad(love em), a towel with a turkey cookie cutter, acorn salt and pepper shakers, a big, shiny acorn(bought myself one too), a tassel, and a chicken wire vase/wall hanger. I got the idea from this very talented lady.
Here's a close-up of the acorn. Just tied some pretty fall ribbon from Wal-Mart on the hanger part. I was thinking Jenny could change out the ribbon for Christmas if she wanted. Below you can see the wall hanger/vase. It is made of chicken wire with a mason jar inside to hold the flowers.
A more detailed shot. I used green velvet ribbon, brown crocheted lace, and some of that ribbon from Wal-Mart, an acorn wreath/candle ring, and some beaded fall garland. A nest with a bird and eggs top it off.
The chalkboard. I want my husband to make me a squirrel one.
When Jenny mentioned that she loves tassels, I just knew I had to make her one. The fruit basket was from the Dollar Tree-can you believe it?!?! I spray painted it antique white and did a brown wash over it. I was pleased with how it came out. My hutch had my china in it but we had packed it up in September. I could not stand to look at it empty so I gave it a Harvest makeover. That is until I had to pack it up and move. We are slowly getting settled in. I do have a few photos to share with y'all and lots of catching up to do. Several very special occasions have passed in my absence. I plan to share lots with y'all very soon!!