This right here is a Christmas present.
I am not even kidding you.
But I do have enough sense to be embarrassed about admitting it!
There's a perfectly reasonable (and totally long and boring) explanation as to why I just now finished it, but the key word is "finished" !! Weeee!!!
In fact it took me so long that I made a bracelet to go with it as "interest."
The reason for the post though, is the wrapping! I've seen several crafty and creative ladies taking ugly tins and making them into something really fun. If you've ever posted something like that, thanks for the idea!
I took a (sadly) empty can of Pirouette, spray-painted it black (after sanding it!) and do you recognize the flower? It was one of my leftovers from my vase project in the post below. It was a perfect embellishment (and also hid a square sticker mark that wouldn't sand off *wink*). I framed the image with polka-dot ribbon, bejewelled and monogrammed the lid and crafted a gift tag and hung it from the same ribbon as frames the image. I then lined the interior of the can with tissue paper and coiled the scarf in there - it fits perfectly! The bracelet sits atop it all. Easy and unique. Love it!
How tricky am I to get both the before and the after in the same photo? Oh so tricky!
(sadly the other one is also empty)
When I was photographing the scarf and bracelet it was dim and drizzling rain so I decided to take the photos on the front porch so I could get some light. When I was finished with the shots I turned around and was greeted by a rainbow. How lovely!
And to top it all my inspiration returned! I was complaining about losing it when B was in her funk. Ronnie got in on that with this post.
Well I don't know if I should call it inspiration or insanity. I made all of these in one night.
They are almost ready to go in the etsy shop! Whew. Once I recover that is...