Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Handmade Gift Exchange

Long time readers will know that I did this in November, but Craftaholics Anonymoushosts a summer one as well.  Ever since November, I have been anxiously awaiting this gift exchange.  I had so much fun in November, and couldn’t wait to do it again.   This time around it is a little different, it is being organized through Elfster.  The biggest change is that the person you make a gift for is NOT the person that is making you a gift. 
So my draw was a newly married girl from the Midwest.  In fact, she had only been married for 20 days where I first got her name for the exchange. 
My idea for her gift was not original.   It actually was a variation of the gift I received in November.  I love the B that Caty made for me.  So that was really my inspiration.
Now I have made a deal with myself, that for these gift exchanges, I must try something new. 
Crafters, you are not going to believe this, but I had never used Mod Podge before.  Now that I have bought it, I am finding out all the crazy ways to use Mod Podge and I realize I should have gotten the bigger bottle.
Here is the gift I made. I can remember how excited I was about my new last name and knew this gift would be appreciated by a newlywed.

I am still awaiting my gift.  Great things come to those who wait!


  1. Very pretty! Blessings!

    Taylor @ :)

  2. Stopping by from the craft exchange... that is too cute! I know she loved it.