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Monday, November 22, 2010


Happy, happy Monday!!!  Is it just me?  Or, was this weekend really as short as it seemed!  I guess time does fly...!

I have some exciting news!  Today, I am a guest designer on Gaby's blog.  The project that I am sharing with you today will be featured on her blog also, so you can hop back and forth, and double your pleasure--double your fun!  Hee-heee!!!

Gaby is a new family blogger here at Cute and Some and she has a great blog, so please go visit; tell her I sent you, and enjoy all her talent she's offering!!!  As I understand, Gaby will be presenting a different project from different designers every Monday, so we should expect to be in for some wonderful treats!

You know I have to have some kind of little catchy name for almost all my projects, so in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday I'm calling this one "A Well Full Of Thankfulness":

This little project was so easy and fun to put together.  If you'd like to make the well you will need;

  • Craft paper measuring 3.50" x 12"
  • 2- dowel rods measuring 6" tall
  • Use an old CD to measure a circle on a sheet of  additional (matching) craft paper
  • A tin biscuit or juice lid
  • Styrofoam cut to fit the bottom of the tin lid
  1. Glue the styrofoam to the inside of the tin lid
  2. Wrap and glue the 3.50" x 12" craft paper around the base of the tin lid (cut off access, if any).  This forms well base.
  3. Push the towel rods into the styrofoam side-by-side with about 2" between them and glue them in place
  4. Cut a slit from the base of the circle paper to the middle of the circle (example "A" below)
  5. To form the dome/top, hold the circle at each slit gently overlapping one end over the other and pulling them in until all the entire circular edge is even; glue in place (example "B" below)
  6. Glue dome to the top of the dowel rods
  7. Decorate any way you please!!!
Examples for dome/top of well:

             Example A                                                                                               Example B

To finish my well, before decorating it, I added some leftover scraps from the craft paper to make the handle.

I hope you like it!!!

Thanks for stopping in!  I always love company and I love you all too!!!


Abby said...

Thank you Audrey for being a guest designer on my BFF blog!!! I love your well and love the instructions!!!!!

GabyCreates.com said...

Love your project Audrey! Thanks for being my Guest Designer!! I love how you are always so resourceful when it comes to creating your projects!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Very beautiful project, thanks for sharing!

Love That Bug said...

This is maybe one of my favorite projects that you created and what a great name.
I love it
Thanks for sharing

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your project is Amazing Audrey. Love that cute little well. Adorable. Going now to check you out at Gaby's blog. :)

Beebeebabs said...

Wow Audrey this is beautiful. Also hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


Very pretty!

Jean said...

Great project Audrey.

Staying Crafty said...

Very clever! Now make one with a little bucket on a string that you can reel in and out ;) *LOL* OK, maybe not... but sometimes the things you come up with are so awesome - I bet you could!!!!

~JulieH~ said...

What a wonderful project the well is so beautiful and so creative! Such a lovely set

Dawn said...

A well of thankfulness is adorable!
I love that you take the time to share the tutorial with us all.
I am so thankful I found you my friend-Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey Audrey, Audrey, how adorable is this... do these ideas just pop into your head. I wish they would pop over to mine. Thanks for the instructions... hoping to someday be able to make one of these.

Scrappy Jackie said...

Cute little wishing well. I think I even have everything to create something similar for thanksgiving. Maybe I could convince my family to put a little note in of something they are thankful for...

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [23 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lori Apgar said...

This is just gorgeous Audrey!!!! You continue to amaze me with your creations my friend!

"Um Buggin" said...

Audrey, this is such a gorgeous set and I love your title. This set will surely warm someones heart when they receive it. I can't keep up with girlfriend, you are too much for me, he..he. I wish my mind would function in the creative mood. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend.

Hugz, xx


PinkBlingCrafter said...

Audrey, Wow!!! I love the Well and the card is beautiful!!!! Fantastic and thank you for sharing the instructions with us:)
Many Hugs,

flowerdisco said...

Audrey......you are a very desired designer. You are all over sharing your creativity. I love what you did. You are one of the best in my list :).
love You!
and have a Beautiful Thanksgiving Day!

Brenda said...

awww how cool is this?! loveee it!!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Soooo cool Audrey! Nice pics and instructions!!!


Curt in Carmel said...

Gabby is sure lucky to have you and what a smart person to ask you to be a guest designer. I LOVE your project and the name of it. So cute! I can think of so many ways to use this. Like "Wishing You Well" and putting little candies in it. Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful tutorial! Best, Curt

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh just an adorable project and congrats on your guest designer spot! xxD