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$1 Leather or Felt Flower Gift Idea with template

30 Nov
I am always on the lookout for cute, fast, inexpensive gift ideas. I have been wanting to make a leather flower for awhile. But this flower is also really cute made out of felt. 
And it makes a great gift for a neighbor, sister, mom, your hairdresser, or anyone that you might need to give a gift to this Holiday Season! 

There are also many ways you can use this little accessory:
You could even make some paper ones and use them on gifts!!
I made one out of leather and I love it clipped to a belt. So much fun! Did you know that you can buy bags of leather remnants at Hobby Lobby for as little as $2?? And use the pieces to make great leather accessories!!
This is a 15 minute gift idea that will cost you between $1-$2 for each flower and they make great gifts!
Here’s what you need:
  • Felt, Leather or Faux Leather Material (1 9×9 square per flower)
  • A clip (I got a package at the Dollar Store)
  • Glue Gun 
Here’s what you do:
1. Cut 6 flowers out of your material. I made a handy flower download to make things even easier.
2. Cut out two 3 inch x 3 inch squares
3. Cut out 2 leaves of an alternating fabric.
4. Take one of the flowers. Put a bead of glue in the center and fold it over.
5. Then put another bead of glue in the center and fold it over again — so it’s quartered.
6. Do this to all 6 flowers.
7. Lay one of the squares in the middle of your work space.
8. Hot glue the leaves to one end of the square.
9. Hot glue two of the flowers to one end of the square. Put the straight edge of the flowers against each other so that the curves sides face outwards.
10. Take two more folded flowers and hot glue them in the center of the flower, facing up, so you are gluing the straight edge of the flower to the square.
11. Take the remaining two flowers and glue them to the other side of the square. Use your fingers to squeeze the flowers together as the glue cools.
12. Open the clip and slip the square through the middle of the clip. Shut the clip and then glue one side to the flower.

You can add a bead to the center too if you want to add a little color or pizazz!

You can make a few of these for last-minute Holiday Gifts to have on hand. Just wrap each one in clear cellophane with a beautiful bow and you are all set!
XOXO

$1 Felt Hair Clip Tutorial — makes a great Christmas Gift!

24 Nov

Here’s a great little craft that would make a great Holiday Gift.
  Felt Flower Clips! 

These make great birthday gifts and would be a wonderful Christmas present for a girlfriend, daughter, sister, teacher or neighbor this year.
And they are so affordable to make too — they cost less than $1 to make!!
If you want to make some, here’s what you do: 

1. You will need some felt {I found mine at Hobby Lobby for .25/sheet} and some hair clips.

2. I made a template of a leaf shape in two different sizes.

3. Cut out the shapes. I cut out 6 leaves of each of the two sizes.

4. Then I folded each leaf in half and then sewed a straight stitch half way up each of the leaves down to the stem part of the template.

5. Do this with all of the leaves — the larger and smaller leaves. Then cut out a 5 inch circle out of the same felt.

6. Glue the leaves onto the circle, overlapping each leaf over the edge of the following one.

7. Do the same thing with the second layer of leaves. Then hot glue a fabric-covered button or brad to the center of the flower.

8. Cut a rectangle of felt that is the same length as the clip. Put the felt through the middle of the clip. Then hot glue the clip with the felt attached on to the circle on the bottom of the flower.

Now all you need to do is package the clip up and give it as a wonderful, handmade gift!! 
Your friends will love them!
And you can use them as a hair clip AND a pin!!
Have a great day!!!

xoxo

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Week of Giveaways — Giveaway #10 — Poppie Lane Accessories!

10 Nov


Welcome to Giveaway #10 — Poppie Lane— hair Accessories, Pins/Earrings and Christmas items!
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Lauren, of Poppie Lane, is a talented girl who is in the process of adopting her first child from Ethiopia.

{Click on the Read More button to enter this fantastic giveaway!}

Lauren is using the funds from her shop to pay for the costs involved in adopting a child in Ethiopia. They have a court date in January – please help us spread the word!

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{I love these knot earrings – they would make an awesome stocking stuffer!!}
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{Lauren also makes beautiful hair accessories like this Rosette Headband}
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{This headband is on sale for $5!!!}
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{and, how cute would this one be for the holidays?}

And go over to Lauren’s Blog — Living By Faith — and find out about her Christmas Stocking Fundraiser to raise money for their trip in January!!

Lauren is giving away a 
$TWO items in her Shop!!
 
Here’s How YOU Can Win: 

  • Head over to Poppie Lane. What is the name of your favorite piece? one entry. 
  • Tweet, mention this giveaway on FB or on your blog – help spread the word. one entry for each thing you do. 

Have a Wonderful Day!
Thank you for stopping by The Tatertots and Jello Week of Giveaways!
Please keep handmade shops in mind this Holiday Season!
XOXO

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Week of Giveaways — Giveaway #10 — Poppie Lane Accessories!

10 Nov


Welcome to Giveaway #10 — Poppie Lane— hair Accessories, Pins/Earrings and Christmas items!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/0081.jpg?w=195
Lauren, of Poppie Lane, is a talented girl who is in the process of adopting her first child from Ethiopia.

{Click on the Read More button to enter this fantastic giveaway!}

Lauren is using the funds from her shop to pay for the costs involved in adopting a child in Ethiopia. They have a court date in January – please help us spread the word!

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_K2SBZb5-88M/TM8xK3BM7tI/AAAAAAAACBo/57jXVFq4ZRs/s1600/024.JPG
{I love these knot earrings – they would make an awesome stocking stuffer!!}
https://i1.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_K2SBZb5-88M/TNm4tUp7GcI/AAAAAAAACEw/nH21IMnDWFc/s1600/007.JPG
{Lauren also makes beautiful hair accessories like this Rosette Headband}
https://i1.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_K2SBZb5-88M/TM8vdJe0gyI/AAAAAAAACA8/s2qYDWb4fzI/s1600/013.JPG
{This headband is on sale for $5!!!}
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/0091.jpg?w=257
{and, how cute would this one be for the holidays?}

And go over to Lauren’s Blog — Living By Faith — and find out about her Christmas Stocking Fundraiser to raise money for their trip in January!!

Lauren is giving away a 
$TWO items in her Shop!!
 
Here’s How YOU Can Win: 

  • Head over to Poppie Lane. What is the name of your favorite piece? one entry. 
  • Tweet, mention this giveaway on FB or on your blog – help spread the word. one entry for each thing you do. 

Have a Wonderful Day!
Thank you for stopping by The Tatertots and Jello Week of Giveaways!
Please keep handmade shops in mind this Holiday Season!
XOXO

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