Hand made gifts have a certain unique charm. They’re original, imperfect, quirky. They make the recipient feel extra-special, knowing things as precious as time and energy were invested into the gift they have been given. Whether it’s as simple as a decorated card or as elaborate as a queen-sized quilt, it doesn’t matter–the fact remains that a homemade present is something exceptional.
Why not try and fashion this lovely homemade ornament (that doubles as a gift card holder!).
- Felt, in different colours
- Pencil (chalk or graphite)
- Fabric glue and/or glue gun
- Ribbon, buttons, yarn etc. for embellishment
STEP 1: In pencil, draw an ornament shape onto a piece of felt, making sure the shape is large enough to cover your gift card completely, with a couple of centimetres extra on each side. (Note: You can draw the shape on paper first and then trace this shape onto the felt, if you wish!) Cut the ornament out, then trace and cut the same shape from a second piece of felt.
STEP 2: Cut a horizontal slit into the middle of one of the felt shapes, large enough for the gift card to fit through. Cut a small piece of ribbon and loop it, then glue the loop to the top of this felt shape (the back.) Run a line of glue around the edge, and glue the two identical felt pieces together.
STEP 3: Decorate the front of the ornament by gluing on more felt, ribbon, buttons, and/or other embellishments.
STEP 4: Once the glue has dried, slip the gift card into the back pocket. You can hang this around the neck of a bottle, slip it into a card, hang it on a tree or wrap it as its own pretty gift.