I made a lot more gifts this year than normal and I had such a great time doing it. Elizabeth inspired me. ;)
Though the last two weeks leading up till Christmas were a flurry of sewing, glue gun burns, and a seriously messy dining craft room. Fortunately my family knew Christmas Dinner was coming so I’d have to clear the table off eventually.
I had quite a few little girls on my Christmas list this year - so I made an abundance of headbands.
These are pretty standard – rolled rosettes or circles glued to wrapped headbands. They came out cute though.
These are for the sweetest twin girls – so I made them similar but different haha.
For another family friend I made these headbands -
Love this one – made from wool that I had left over from the Highland Hot Air Balloon Ornament.
This one is foofy – with a black rosette and pink tulle gathered around it. So girly. :)
This one was made with folded circles of T-shirt fabric, then gluing them onto felt circles, and gluing that to the black headband.
Mmmmm. So cute!
We also gave some gift cards this year – and I wanted to dress them up just a bit.
So I made up a little design and printed it out onto fabric – (Instructions here for printing on fabric if you need them)
I cut the rectangles out and then cut a little scoop out of one side of the front. Then I cut out two more pieces the size of the front and back out of the same fabric. Sewed the front together, then the back, turned them right side out and sewed them together.
(That was possibly the worst tutorial ever written right there. ;)
Slip the cards in and ta-da! Snazzy Gift Card holder. Or two.
Here are the images for the Gift Card Holders if you’d like to download them – they’d be great for birthday gifts too!
And the last thing I have to share with you is this sweet Chandelier Pillow!
The sweetie this was for just had her room redecorated in Black and White and Bright Pink – so I thought a little bling would be fun!
I used white fabric for the front with an iron-on chandelier – and decorated it up with some rhinestones and glitter.
Here’s the fabric on the back:
And a close up of the glitter and stones on the front.
The ruffle was gathered tulle and I sewed pink boa trim around the inside of the ruffle.
I love it! If you love it too, you can download the chandelier image here.
I put it on a 14″ pillow – and the chain for the chandelier is a separate piece – just trim the pieces close to the image, and place the chain piece above the chandelier.
As a quick side note – I’m over at Or So She Says today sharing the tutorial for my Anthro Recipe Binder. It would be a great way to organize all your printed recipes!
If you haven’t visited Or So She Says before – you should stop by!! Mariel has a great blog and she has lots of fun guest posters!!
Yay!! Thanks for letting me share my gifts this year – I would love to hear about yours! What did you make this year? Did you receive any handmade gifts this year?