Hello everyone! Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, it's really the time to start thinking Christmas! I always love creating cute Christmas gifts for teachers, and I think that I've already come up with that special something! I am beyond thrilled, let me tell you. :)
I first started dabbling with the Clear Acrylic Mitten Coaster Book and I thought I would do the traditional mini-album project. Well, the creative juices started flowing (and that's a rarity so I have to take full advantage) and I pulled out some fabric to see what I could do. Well, I didn't have any kind of holiday-themed fabric so I grabbed the next best thing....BURLAP!
Can you see where I am going here? :) I simply took one of the pages from the acrylic album and cut two pieces from the burlap and quickly sewed them together...no special stitch, just a straight stitch all along the edges (minus the top!)
I was so excited that it makes the PERFECT sized little mitten gift bag! That is a full-sized candy cane tucked in there, and, of course, I used my favorite Maya Road products to embellish with!
One of the pieces of the Snowflake Chipboard Set fit perfectly atop my mitten for decoration.
Also, the Ruffle Crochet Trim - Double was a perfect match for the cuff of the mitten. I swear, it's little discoveries like these that make me just giddy! I glued some Small Organza Roses Ribbon - Olive right along the middle of the trim
And finally I added a Vintage Alterable Trinket - Large, along with some of my favorite trinket pins, Hearts, Vintage Black Pearl, and Vintage Round Pearl.
Easy Peasy friends I promise!!! I hope you got some great ideas from this. I know I just love it when I can think outside the box. :)