I've been busy finishing up last minute gifts for the special people in our lives. I made a few homemade items and I'll be sharing in the days to come. A few of my loved ones read my blog so I better wait to post til' after they receive them. :)
A quick and easy tutorial to share with you!
Any gift cards you are giving this Christmas?
Well how about a felt holder for it?!
I had some extra felt in the craft room. I cut a 5 1/2'' x 4 1/2" piece. I love felt. It's very forgiving if you cut crooked. Don't really notice at all. LOL
Fold it about 2/3 of the way up. It should resemble a small envelope.
Stitch the sides. I stitched it with some fun silver thread. Another option is hot glue the sides together.
I then sewed a small jingle bell for the "button". You can also use a small button as well.
Cute a small hole in the middle of the "flap" for the button.
A fun gift card holder made with love.
You can also add a small gift tag and wrap it around the button or slide it under the flap.
So simple, but cute.
I had several comments about my tree in the trunk. :)
Don't hate me...but I scored this trunk for FREE at a garage sale. I about had to arm wrestle a guy for it. LOL The gal having this sale was giving away some good stuff! And I guess this trunk was junk to her. A treasure to me!
I didn't even have to paint it! It's a wonderful gray/blue color. And has pretty handles on the sides.
I was thinking something "different" to use as a base for my tree this year. I looked through my basement of extra "stuff" lying around and saw the trunk waiting for me.
I was hoping it would fit the big metal base of my tree and it fit like a glove!
I layed some scrap piece of muslin inside to hide the base.
The day I put the tree and trunk together, I was so excited how it looked! When hubby came home from work, I asked him how it looked. He said "it looks like a tree growing out of a trunk". He obviously didn't have the same enthusiasm as I had. LOL But I'm glad a lot of you like the idea.
Any of you have an old trunk lying around? Next year, maybe you can think "outside the box" how you display your tree. :)