Friday, November 7, 2008

Thanksgiving (no so) Mini Swap

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!!

7 comments:

lipstickandlaundry said...

Oh Elise, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all of my FALL goodness... You are the best and I better to partner up with you in a swap again! You are the BEST!

Laura said...

Elise, you do such a great job! You really need to open an Etsy shop because I would buy both the tassel and the adorable chalkboard from you!! And I also love the foliage!

Laura :)

Carrie said...

Wow great job!

Storybook Woods said...

What a great mini-swap. I LOVE that acorn chalkboard. Lucky girl. Clarice

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Needless to say, you were one terrific partner. Wonderful items. Thanks for all your help. Jackie

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Not only are you so talented but in the midst of being so busy! I saw all the loot you gave Jen in person and it is awesome - I am BLESSED to have been paired up with you TWICE! Lucky me!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Elise- Oh. My. Goodness. I love everything! What an amazing chalkboard and tassel! I think you are one of the most creative people I know- and so generous, too!:) Lori