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Wine-themed Placemats

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I made these using separate panels of different wine bottles and sayings.  I cut them apart and then sewed them to the middles of the nice background fabric with more wine themes.  The backing fabric is a beautiful display of grapes on a neutral background.  These can be used either side up.

placemats

kissingballI made a kissing ball this year for Christmas home decor.  I put it on the balcony hanger where I usually have a hanging plant in the summer.

I enjoyed making it so much and it looked so good where it was, I didn’t want to take it down.  So, I  started thinking… 

Why do kissing balls have to be only for Christmas and weddings? 
Answer:  They don’t.

I plan on making one for each season that I can rotate in that spot.  Be as simple or as creative with them as you want.

For the rest of the winter, I’m planning on making one with just snowflakes and white pearl clusters.

For spring and summer, just about any combination of flowers, fruits, seeds, sprigs, and other decorative pieces from the craft stores can be used.

For fall, try pine cones and artificial cranberry clusters.

In addition to making the kissing balls seasonal, you could also make them for holidays and other occasions.  Valentines Day – Use red, pink, and white hearts.   St. Patrick’s Day…  you get the idea.

I will post more pics as I make them.

Ideas for these are unlimited!