Hello! I am recovering from the flu, but found enough energy to post this “must see.” I have some fun creative deviations for you from last week’s project where we made the DIY Felt Gift Card Holder / Ornament that resembled a wrapped gift. Just look what else you can do using some felt, embroidery floss, ribbon, and a few of the same hand-stitches:
How about a cute Santa belt? Just slit a piece of black ribbon and thread the gold ribbon through it!
Keeping your skills sharp – Here is another example of the gift card holder featured above using a different shape:
Simply get one of your favorite little people and trace around their hand like a mitten. Use this drawing as a template.
The mitten and cuff (Cut 2).
Simple adornment: Wreath. (Cut 1)
Pin the wreath (looks like a large “o”) on the top layer of the mitten, secure it with a blanket stitch or a simple running stitch, and add French Knots to simulate holly berries. Then, use the blanket stitch to secure the two mitten shapes together. Be sure to leave the top open for the gift card by only blanket stitching through the top layer along the cuff.
Here it is!
Add some large dots for berries with a couple of leaf shapes and you have this sweet little holly berry mitten gift card holder:
Let’s go cuff-less!
I simply cannot forget the snowman! I just overlapped two paper circles, one smaller than the other, and taped them together. Then, I pinned them to the felt and cut around the perimeter. Again, just blanket stitching and French Knots!
Have fun with your own creative deviations! You CAN Sew!
Jen & Dee
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