Day 4 – 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas.

Today I want to show you how easy it is to make a reusable shopping bag from a t-shirt. You can use an old t-shirt you no longer wear or you can buy a used t-shirt like I did. I found a really cute graphic t-shirt at Value Village.

You simply cut off each sleeve and around the neckline and make small cuts about 2 inches long at the bottom of the t-shirt as evenly as you can. I outlined where I needed to cut with a black marker.

With the t-shirt turned inside out take one cut piece from the front and one from the back and make two knots with each piece pulling as tightly as possible.

When you are done, turn the t-shirt back to the right side, it should now look like this on the bottom.

A reusable shopping bag in less than 5 minutes, now that’s A Wandaful Thing! 

I am currently using this bag as my lunch/carry-all to work. I’ve had several nice compliments about it. I can’t think of anyone on my Christmas list that couldn’t use one of these.

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you all the Wandaful Things I’ve been up to. :)

Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018 so far:

Day 1 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 3 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing,  https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing

https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/

 https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

WELCOME to Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Today’s craft was inspired by one of those moments when you have an idea for a gift for someone but you cannot source it locally. I did find something similar on-line but decided since I had the tools, I’d like to try to make them myself.

You will need a die cutting machine for this (I have a Cricut Explore Air) and an iron or in my case a Cricut Easy Press. Don’t be disheartened there will be information at the end of the post on where you can buy them already made (from yours truly).

The socks I decided on came in a pack of three. I really like the red band at the top. I measured the area where I wanted to put the words on the soles of the socks and my work area turned out to be 3″ x 5″.  I sat at my computer and in Cricut Design Space I used two rectangles as my guide and arranged the text to my liking – the font on the above socks is Cricut Sans.  I like it but wanted something a bit chunkier so on the next two pair I made I used the font -Boink Com. I really like the fact the meaning is the same regardless of what order you put your socks on.

If you don’t want to read the rest of the instructions and just want to know how to buy a pair of these fabulous custom made socks skip to the end… for anyone who wants the full instruction keep reading. Continue reading Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2018 – All things Crafty

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Wow, I cannot believe this will be my 5th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A WandafulThing. I’m excited this year as all the crafts can be made in under 30 minutes.

Some of my posts will be about items you can make with the help of your Cricut Machine but don’t be disheartened if you don’t have one as I’ll give you alternate ways to do the crafts.

So stay tuned, I cannot wait to show you all the fabulous things I’ll be making this year.

Here is a recap with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2017). If you didn’t get a chance to see what I did last year it was all about vintage items as Christmas presents, take a look…

Day 1 – “Be Jolly” serving tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3- Hostess Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia

Day 6 – Peppermint Mousse

Day 7 – Picture frames

Day 8 – Angel Ornament

Day 9 – Apron et al

Day 10 -Snow Globe

Day 11 – Decorative Sleigh

Day 12 – Elf Mug

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ve been up to. :)

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing,  https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing

https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/

 https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

 

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017.  I am so glad you are here.  If you have been following along for the 12 Days of Christmas 2017 posts you know that the theme of my 12 posts are about either thrifted, gifted or vintage Christmas presents that I am giving this year.

This last gift is an adorable thrifted elf mug that actually jingles (it has a tiny bell inside the bottom). I saved this  gift for today as it was part of a chinese gift exchange I did with my team from work and I wanted it to be a surprise.

I filled it with Lindt and Swiss chocolates and popped it into a gift bag.  It was a big hit, one of the favorite gifts of the gift exchange. It is just so darn cute and it will jingle ever so gently whenever the owner uses it and takes a drink 🙂

The 12 days has come to an end for 2017 and I really enjoyed the challenge of giving 12 thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts.

I think I have started a new tradition and will definitely be giving thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts on other occasions as well as at Christmas. Continue reading A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 11

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017.  I am so glad you are here.  If you have been following along for the 12 Days of Christmas 2017 posts you know that the theme of my 12 posts are about either thrifted, gifted or vintage Christmas presents that I am giving this year.

Today’s gift is a thrifted decorative sleigh filled with new and vintage items for a coffee or tea lover or both.

I found two of these decorative sleighs at a local thrift store for $1.25 (for both).  I am currently using the larger one to hold the TV and DVD remotes on my side table as I am forever misplacing them.  Oops, I digressed.

It would look great filled with Lindt chocolates, maybe the recipient will use it for a candy dish after they consume the tea, coffee and Swiss chocolates.

I found two cute vintage glass tea bag holders and a set of “tea” tongs.  I added a few Keuriq cups and a box of Peppermint tea and filled in the gaps with Swiss chocolate.

I think this is the perfect gift for anyone on your list that enjoys, coffee, tea and chocolate.

It’s been a great deal of fun showing you all the gifts I am giving this year, and I can’t wait to show you the final day tomorrow – be sure to come back for Day 12.

Here is a recap from what you may have missed along with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).

2017

Day 1 – “Be Jolly” serving tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3- Hostess Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia

Day 6 – Peppermint Mousse

Day 7 – Picture frames

Day 8 – Angel Ornament

Day 9 – Apron et al

Day 10 -Snow Globe

2016

Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

 

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 10

                Welcome to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

I am thrilled to be able to bring you A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas for the 4th year in a row. I’m excited as this year the theme of all of my posts will be about thrifted, gifted (diy) and vintage items as Christmas presents.

Today is Day 10 and this gift falls into the “gifted” category.  A bottle brush snow globe. This is not a new idea as it has been trending on Pinterest, YouTube and all over the internet not just this year but it seems in past years. There are many variations on this idea and I decided to use a mason jar as my globe (no surprise as everyone knows how much I love mason jars). This gift was so easy to pull together and took a total of five minutes.

I found a little set of fake mini lights in my craft stash and decided to string them on the bottle brush tree before I glued the tree to the lid.  Just add fake snow and it’s done!

 

I think it is really cute and I’m not sure I want to give this gift away. For the moment it is sitting on a shelf in my living room.  Maybe it’s Merry Christmas to me??

 

I invite you to come back and see what Day 11 brings.

Thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts are A WandafulThing, unique and one of a kind.

Here is a recap with links to what’s happened so far and links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).

2017

Day 1 – “Be Jolly” Tray

Day 2 –  Wine Box

Day 3 – Neighbor Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia

Day 6 – Peppermint Mousse

Day 7 -Picture Frames

Day 8 -Angel Ornament

Day 9 – Apron et al

2016

Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

 

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 9

                Welcome to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas – Day 9

I am thrilled to be able to bring you A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas for the 4th year in a row. I’m excited as this year the theme of all of my posts will be about thrifted, gifted (diy) and vintage items and ideas that you can give for Christmas presents.

I love today’s clipart, those 9 ladies dancing made me smile.  Maybe if you give someone a gift similar to today’s gift maybe they will dance around too.

Today is Day 9 and this gift falls into the “thrifted” and “gifted” category. This gift is great for anybody on your list that loves to BBQ (no matter what the weather). I bought the never used/never worn apron at a thrift store and found the”new” BBQ brushes at a yard sale for $0.25 each in the summer.  The tag on each brush has a recipe for homemade BBQ sauce, which I planned on making but ran out of time, so I included a bottle of  our “go to” bottled BBQ sauce which is by Cattle Boyz and we use it in lots of our recipes, not just when we BBQ.

Continue reading A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 9