"You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart..." -Carole King

Monday, December 30, 2013

Handmade Felt Ornaments

Handmade Felt Ornaments

This year I wanted to try and craft the majority of my Christmas gifts.  I made felt ornaments for all of my cousins based on their interests.  

I am not a great drawer so I employed my favorite trick; holding a piece of paper up to my laptop to trace a silhouette of the shapes.  

I put a piece of cardboard (from a tissue box) into each ornament to make it more sturdy.  My mom (Thanks, Mom!) sewed the small beads onto this cupcake ornament.

This is my favorite ornament!  My cousin is a kicker on his high school football team and these are the school colors.   It was my mom's suggestion to put the oval behind the silhouette.

I used embroidery floss and sewed the lines between the keys.

A dancer ornament for my cousin who is on her college's dance team.

These were fun to make and inexpensive.  Perfect for my holiday budget this year.  

Finally a tardis ornament from Doctor Who that I made for my brother-in-law and he loved it!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pinterest-Inspired Jean Coasters

 Merry Christmas!

I have accumulated many pairs of old jeans and I've been waiting for the perfect project.  I did a bunch of DIY crafty projects for Christmas gifts this year and saw a project that I thought I would try on Pinterest.  I made these jean coasters for my sister and I still have plenty of jeans left for more projects.

I mixed darker and lighter jeans to create a design.

 I used hot glue and glued a felt circle to the bottom.

My sister liked the gift and I had fun making them! 

Here is the inspiration:

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