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Felt Ornaments

We are back at it again.  Jonie from Just Between Friends has joined me this week in making ornaments.  (We did gift ideas already!)

First up is my felt ornaments.  I had so much fun with these!  The fun part about this is that you can use any color of felt you want!  When I first started, I just made the decorative ones.  Then, I had the idea to make ones with my kid’s initials.

Make your own felt ornaments in six easy steps:
First:  Cut circles out of felt.  I traced cans (tomatoes, tuna, or soup) to get a good circle.
Second:  Cut out shapes, letters, designs.
Third:  Sew shapes, letters, or designs onto one or both circles of your ornament.
Fourth:  Sew around circle (wrong sides together), leaving a 1.5 inch open at the top of your ornament.
Fifth:  Add batting to your ornament.
Sixth:  Pin in your ribbon for hanging and sew your ornament closed.

For the snowflake, I used an image for my cutting guide.  I also used my pinking shears to add decoration on one.

Be creative!  There are so many different ways to change this up to make it your own.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Last week Jonie and I shared Christmas gift ideas for you.  Just in case you missed any of them, here they are all in one place!  Enjoy!

Whoooo’s our favorite neighbor? {Printable}
Merry Christmas and a happy Root Beer. {Printable}
Stress Relief for Him
The 12 Dates after Christmas
Mother in Law Table Runner
Colored Spoons
Gingerbread Man Kit
Caramel Dipped Pears
Felt Present Pillow Gift Card Holder
Big Heart Teacher Printable

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Christmas Gifts: For Teachers

Jonie are I both sharing Teacher Gift ideas with you today!  I love giving our teacher gift cards to their favorite places for Christmas, but a gift card by itself is boring.  So this is how I am giving my gift cards this year.

This was the quickest, easiest project I’ve made in a while now.  I used a tutorial from Delia Creates for the envelope pillowcase.  Then, I used a tutorial from How About Orange to make the bows, I just used felt instead of paper.

Here’s what you need:
1/2 yard felt (pillow color)
1/4 yard felt (bow color)
Coordinating thread
20 inch pillow form (I got mine at Ikea for only $2.99!)
Gift Card

Here are a few changes I did for my pillow.  I cut my front pillow piece 19 by19 inches.  The back two pieces I cut 19 by 14 inches.  Before you sew your pillow together, sew on the two pieces of felt (for the ribbon looking part, seen above.)  Be sure to leave a space not sewn for your gift card to fit into.  After pillow is sewn together, turn right side out and attach the bow.  Pin it, sew it, or glue it.  Which ever you chose.  Add a gift card and you’re done!

I spent $3 on felt and $3 on a pillow form.  Pillow total cost: $6!  It’s the perfect simple, cute, and fun gift for all your teachers.

Be sure to check out more gift ideas at Just Between Friends.

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