This week it's all about giving!
I started this project with the idea of creating a homemade ornament like last year. However, when I saw this weeks assignment for Kim's Dare to DIY Party was to make a homemade gift, I thought this would be great to share as a small token for family members or friends.
This is what you will need:
- Scissors (they can be your own. You don't have to steal Jeff's like I did).
- batting ( mine was leftover from this project.)
- sewing needles
- template (you can also use a cookie cutter for an outline)
...or I might be obsessed with bird silhouettes. That is a possibility.
Take the template and trace it twice on the felt in opposite directions (you'll need one for the front and one for the back).
Cut them out.
Next, stitch a design on the front. I chose a lazy daisy stitch to create a floral design on the front. After you have finished your design on the front, use a blanket stitch all the way around to sew the front and back together. Before you sew it shut, stuff in a little batting.
Voila. You have yourself a vintage-inspired bird ornament.
I also stitched the year on the back:
Looking back, it kinda reminds of my keychain. Maybe I do have an obsession.
So how about you folks? Do DIY gifts, or are you a strictly by-the-list person?
Always & Forever,