Welcome to Day 4 of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2018 Series!
I'm back with my fifth year of last minute handmade ideas! Five years, you guys. Wow. Thank you so much for your support of this series. I have been overwhelmed and almost considered not doing the series this year but I kept getting emails and comments asking for it so I sat down to make a list of projects I could do and I got really excited. So this series is for you crafting friends. I appreciate each and every one of you and y'all make this possible. Much love to everyone.
Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to add handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing mostly quick (an hour or less) Handmade Holiday ideas for cards, tags and gift wrapping sure to add that handmade touch we all love. Most ideas will include multiples (today I created five felt ornament tags with matching paper tags)!
Each Handmade Holiday project blog post will feature a brand new, never before seen project(s) plus an incredible giveaway from a generous sponsor!
BEAR HUGS FELT ORNAMENT GIFT TAGS
Today's gift tags are inspired by these Plush Felt Ornaments I made two years ago. Want more ideas on felt ornament tags you can make? Check them out HERE. This year's felt plush ornaments feature perfectly matching gift tags with the coordinating Bear Ware Stamp Set. Simply remove the paper tag and the recipient is left with an adorable plush ornament decoration! These tags aren't as fast as some of my other projects but they are totally worth it. I pulled out all the stops with these: they are stuffed with polyester fiberfill, I sewed on sequins/beads, additional felt pieces were added and I even made interactive paper tags that can be removed after the gift has been given so that the bear can be an ornament. In the video I will give some tips for making these a bit quicker and easier if you're pressed for time. ;)
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these felt plush gift tags from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
I kind of have a bear theme going with this year's Handmade Holiday Series. We've got the polar bears from THESE gift tags, the polar bear sticking out of the pocket in THESE gift bags, and now some felt ornament tags! I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do. And, if you're short on time, try making the paper part of the gift tag only. It's super cute and all five were made in less than an hour!
Each felt bear was created using the following:
- Cut two of the Bear Hugs bear shape from white or gray felt.
- Cut arms from the Bear Hugs dies from matching white or gray felt.
- Cut present from the Bear Hugs dies from red felt.
- Cut nose from the Bear Hugs dies from black felt.
- Cut tree from the Winter Window dies from green felt.
- Cut holly leaves from theTiny Gift Box Reindeer Add On dies from green felt.
- Cut heart from the Home and Hearth dies from red felt.
The Bear Hugs gift package was backstitched to the bear front with red embroidery floss and the "ribbon and bow" with silver embroidery floss.
Eyes were created with french knots and a mouth was backstitched with black embroidery floss.
Sequins and seed beads were stitched by the holly leaves.
The Winter Window tree was hot glued to the design and then a star sequin and shimmer seed bead were stitched to secure the top.
The Home and Hearth red felt heart was hot glued to the backside of each bear and then the bear was stitched together, securing red/white backer's twine at the top, stuffing each full of polyester fiberfill to make a dimensional ornament.
The arms were stitched at the sides and hot glued over the present and tree to secure them to the front.
Here's a close up look of the detail of the sequins and seed beads. I love the bit of sparkle they add to this project!
For the matching gift tags, the Mama Elephant Framed Tags Union Square were used to die cut a solid red cardstock tag for the bag. The tag and stitched interactive opening were used to die cut Bristol Smooth Cardstock for the tag fronts.
The hat and candy cane from the Bear Ware 2 Stamp Set were stamped on the tag fronts, masked and then the bear from the All Inside Stamp Set was stamped. The masks were removed and the images were colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
I used the following color combinations:
- Bear: 095 Dark Gray, 091 Light Gray, 201 Pink Haze, 999 Blender
- Hat/Candy Cane: 029 Geranium Red, 021 Light Carmine
A black pen was used to add detail to the eyes and nose. A white pen adds highlight to the nose.
Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard were added to the brim of the hat and the pompom.
Greetings from the the Bear Ware 2 Stamp Set were stamped on the red tag with clear embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder.
The tag front was secured to the red solid tag with 1/8" scor tape.
The tag was threaded on to the baker's twine with the felt plush ornament to finish the design.
S U P P L I E S
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G I V E A W A Y
I'm thrilled to be offering a giveaway from Ellen Hutson!
Please leave a comment on this post by December 13, 2018 11:59 pm CST for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson!
Winners for the 2018 series will all be notified via email and posted on the blog on Friday, December 14, 2018.
I'm thrilled to offer my readers 10% off everything at Ellen Hutson but the BCRF Fundraiser set and Mama Elephant product less than 90 days old.
Use code handmade18 through December 13th.
A huge thank you to Ellen Hutson for sponsoring the giveaway(s) today and for the awesome discount code!
Please click HERE for a list of all the winners!
M O R E H A N D M A D E H O L I D A Y P R O J E C T S