As promised I am sharing this year’s countdown calendar. It’s made with these really cool Forbidden Root bottle caps that have beautiful art in the inside and tiny clothes pins all mounted on an embroidery hoop.
As my eyesight has been in decline I have been in need of awesome lighting and that is just what my new OttLite provides! It is an LED light so it doesn’t get hot and I LOVE that too. I can’t tell you how much easier crafting is when you can see clearly.
This bottle cap wreath is really easy to make and I plan on keeping it up year round as it will be easy to change up the envelopes with other themes.
Simply hot glue a tiny clothes pin onto the embroidery hoop and then glue on a bottle cap.
To embellish my envelopes I used my stash of Christmas themed washi tape. These envelopes happen to be the ones used by florists for their cards. I think I scored them at the thrift store. I was thinking that this could be a cool way to display a stash of gift cards before giving them out. The envelopes can hold holiday quotes, greetings, things to be thankful for, art prompts, intentions for the new year, really whatever you like!