We were all together for a weekend back in November and, as always, we got to crafting, sewing, and visiting Jo-Ann's and Target. I gotta say, this *might* be one of my most favorite Sisterz projects. It's so perfect for this time of year--teacher gifts, small giftees for friends or party hostesses. Stuff it with a Starbucks gift card, or to a local salon or just stuff with your favorite holiday treats. Even on its own, it's adorable. So adorable, we've listed a few in the Etsy shop.
All lined up!
We started with little red felt stockings that were in the bins by the checkout at Jo-ann's. You know the ones. The ones where you pick up things because they are cute and inexpensive?
First, we snipped off the felt loop and stitched on a piece of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon. Here's where you can get creative--anything red, white, green, polka dot, plaid, striped, etc.
See, isn't plaid cute, too?
Next, we added rosettes that we made using Christmas or holiday fabric. We really like that pop of blue, don't you? Rosettes are soo easy and you can find a lot of tutorials in the blogosphere. We like Little Birdie Secret's tutorial and also Made By the Momma's tutorial. (Prepare to be hooked!!)
To jazz it up, we also glued buttons to the center of the rosettes.
And finally, we added gift tags with "to" and "from" stamped on them. Get yourself one of those tag punches from Michael's or Amazon. Martha Stewart has a line of them. We didn't have "to" and "from" stamps but we did have individual letter stamps. These are quite handy to have because they are so versatile.
So slip the gift tags on and add some candy canes and voila! you've got the perfect gift.
Enjoy everyone and happy holidays!!