We finally got our last Christmas in this past weekend! As well as a first Birthday party for a certain special little guy. It was quite a busy and very fun day...
Anyway here is some of the stuff I made as Christmas gifts...
I made about 5 of these flowers for the females on my gift list. These were pretty fun to make! I followed this tutorial. The goal was to use stuff I already had. I didn't have embroidery floss like they had in the tutorial, but I did have beads and floral wire! I just did a little zig-zag in the centers with my sewing machine and then hand sewed the beaded wire flowers down. I did buy a pack of assorted metal pin backs, clips, and bobby pins that I sewed onto the backs as well.
More beads! These beads were all leftover from my wedding DIY stash. I had bought a veil from Hobby Lobby and hand sewed beads all along the edges. It had 2 layers and it took me forever! (Now I know why beaded veils are so expensive to buy!) Anyway, these were easy to do as well. Just string a bunch of beads onto a wire and then give it 1-2-3 twists at each point. I used floral wire, but I would recommend a thicker gauge wire because they are pretty flimsy. I used these to decorate the outside of my wrapped gifts. They would make good tree ornaments too.
And here's a pillow I quilted up. While I was making this table runner, I used some Christmas scraps to help figure out the size of dresdens I wanted. And here they are now on a pillow. I knew they would come in handy someday!
This is the back, and before hand stitching it closed.
Stay tuned for more of my handmade gifts!
(I've been busy!)