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Kasaundra from Fishin’ with the Trouts created a beautiful easy DIY gift. Here is her post:
I found a website that lets you design your own word clouds! You simply input the words you want to incorporate and input them as many times as you’d like that particular word large. The downside is the site doesn’t have a way to save your art, but with a little help from the wonderful Brandon and Anna, I was able to have it printed up at Staples! The frame was one I already had on hand making the grand total of this baby shower gift $1.05! I think it came out wonderful don’t you?! If you’d like to try it go here.
This project is so simple. It’s a great way to stuff a stocking or embellish a gift wrapped for a little girl. Honestly, I have had several big girls ask for them too! I have not made a tutorial on my blog yet but I decided to give it a go. I know that there are lot’s of people getting ready for Holiday gifts. These will take about five minutes and cost you about 35 cents.
This entire tutorial was created with my sick nine month old in the front carrier. Half the time she was sleeping. The other half of the time she was pulling my hair or trying to grab the camera. Aside from the craziness, I think I was able to give an explanation as to how I make them.
First of all, to get started you will need:
-Some nice wool felt (Any felt will do but 100% wool felt looks the nicest)
-Matching embroidery thread and a needle
-Something for the flowers “center”. I used a felted wool ball this time but I have used rhinestone, beads, etc.
-one metal hair clip
-A glue gun
Look! No hands!
Slip the back of your clip through the hole you just created.
Next your will want to put the other piece of felt on top sandwiching your clip in the middle.
You will take a long piece of embroidery thread (I usually just use two strands of it) and make a knot at one end.
Next, you will want to sew the two layers of felt together making your way around the clip as close to the edge as possible. I like to make my first stitch starting in between the two layers so the knot will not show.
After you are finished sewing around the clip tie a small knot in the back and clip your thread. Then you will want to trim all the extra felt as close to the stitches as you can WITHOUT clipping your thread.
Now for the flower pedals! This is the shape I chose for the tutorial. They are about a half of an inch.
You will need five pedals for each flower. The next step is to sew them together with a long piece of embroidery thread with a knot at the end of it. Start at the v in the flower pedal. Pull each one down to the knot.
Next you take the thread around to the back and sew the first and the last pedal together and tie a knot.
Now just glue the felt ball or whatever you chose for your center on and then pop it on the clip and your set.
Practice makes perfect. I originally made some bibs/burp cloths for my soon-to-arrive nephew. See the boy patterns I chose & DIY tutorial HERE. I had the opportunity to make some more for a baby girl. I love Michael Miller fabrics and they turned out so cute! Great gift idea!
Burp cloth is made using cloth diaper
sewing a strip of pretty fabric down the middlewild peace:
Wooden Letter (Joanns on sale)
Scrapbook paper (1 sheet did 2 letters and could do more)
Sorry, I dropped the ball on pictures for a tutorial but it’s self explanatory/easy.
I traced my letters onto a piece of scrapbook paper (mine was a cutout type design).
Apply Mod Podge to letter. Apply Mod Podge to back of paper. Apply paper to letter. Let dry.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge all over the top of the letter and let dry.
I will spray with a coat of matte lacquer for protection.
Really simple, pretty and made with love. What do you think?
Gift bags made gorgeous from Jo at To A Pretty Life:
Here’s another idea that I sometimes do:
I also folded other shapes and tied them to the small gift package with ribbon. So cute!
Here are links to helpful sites. Money Origami and Origami Resource Center.
If I can do it – you can do it! It does take a few tries to get it just right, but in the end…it’s a great way to accessorize your gift. I’ve gotten big hugs in return!