Isn’t this the cutest thing? I went browsing online for some seasonal fridgies. I have a wooden mantle calendar that has a changeable shape for each major holiday. I really enjoy having it despite the fact that it’s pretty country and my home decor (ya’ll know how, um, detailed my decor is, right?) is not. My decor style would most kindly be described as eclectic. I love the word ‘eclectic’. It covers a multitude of sins.

CROCHET MEMORIES AUTUMN LEAVES FRIDGIE CROCHET

http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/seasonal4.html

But, really folks, my decor – that is not the mess but the furniture upon which the mess resides – is a combination of vintage Goodwill, vintage the house I grew up in, and Asian wood, brass, and some silk from India (my husband’s homeland). You gotta look far and wide to find better silk than that woven in India.

So, I had this idea. I like to make wreaths. In keeping with my recrafting side, I purchase most of my wreaths and the stuff to decorate them with at thrift stores and garage sales. Just yank or cut off the old stuff and glue or wire on the ‘new’ stuff. So, my idea is to have a wreath for all seasons – where I can crochet some fridgies that can be changed with the holiday or season on this wreath. It’ll probably wind up on my mom’s apartment door because she has been known to steal. But, that’s okay. Where do you think I got my decor-heritage from??

So, I’m sharing my idea with you. Here are some other fridgies I thought would work well on my wreath:

Here’s one for summer – bathing suits:

crochet fridgie swim suit for summer crochet

http://www.crochetsal.com/bathingmagnets.html

A black cat for Halloween:

http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/blackcatfridgie.html

Or this very special ‘BOO’:

http://members.aol.com/lffunt/boo.htm

The duck and bunny could be cute for a Spring theme:

crochet duck and bunny spring fridgies crochet

http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/bunny%20and%20chick%20pin.html

I think this is my all time favorite fridgie. I’ve given it as a gift to several different people who collect turkey items. It’s a hoot! It would also work well on a wreath – just not your traditional ‘take’ on a turkey:

crochet turkey butt fridgie

http://www.yarncat.com/turkey_butt.html

Here’s a more traditional turkey that I like:

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/turkey.html

So, I think you get the idea I have in mind.  There are a gazillion free fridgie patterns online.  Just google to find sites if you don’t already have your favorites for free online patterns.  Also, this is an opportunity for one to be creative and make simple designs from your own mind to embellish your wreath.  Another idea would be to create a shelf-sitter or other decorative item like a message board (white board or chalkboard) or a wreath in a shape other than a circle to embellish with your fridgies.  Nothing is out of bounds here.  Make whatever suits you.  Try to click a picture of it and share a link to the picture.  We’d all enjoy seeing each other’s creative ideas.

BTW, this could be a quick and easy Christmas gift for someone.  You could stick with a single theme – like kitchen stuff, holiday items for the front door, or school related events for a kid’s room.

By jd wolfe




Comments

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  1. Glenda Amber on November 27, 2008 7:31 am

    This is a really clever idea and has lots of possibilities. Thank you for sharing that. Do we get to see your end results?

  2. Linda Lanese on November 27, 2008 10:03 am

    The pin is very cute and I hope you will have some Christmas ones also :)

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