Welcome to the Pazzles Holly Jolly Holiday Blog Hop. I hope you are feeling inspired to create!
Today I have an easy project to share with you. I always love to give Christmas treats to my friends and neighbors but cannot ever find time to make a whole bunch of cookies all at once. I need non-perishable treats so I can work on them a bit at a time. This year I’m giving mason jars full of candy. A jar of candy is just a jar of candy until it’s decorated cute, so let’s get started.
For my project I used the Christmas Mittens file from the Pazzles Craft Room Library. I wanted my mittens to look soft and fluffy so I stuffed them with stuffing to give them dimension. I enlarged the file just a bit and cut a mirror image of the two mittens. Once I had a front and back for each mitten, I quickly stitched them together with my sewing machine. Even though I can sew like mad, I go really slow when I’m sewing something as small as these. If you trust your sewing abilities, use a contrasting thread. If you are a novice sewer, pick a thread that matches so your wobbly sewing lines will blend in.
Sew all around the mitten leaving the tops open. Stuff a bit of stuffing inside and work it into place using a pencil. A cotton ball is also the perfect size for stuffing these. Once it’s stuffed, cut a length of twine about 20″ long and stick an end in each mitten. Sew the tops closed, catching the twine in the seam. I like to backstitch (sew backwards) over it again to make it nice and sturdy. Trim all your threads and add the embellishments to your pieces.
Gather another ribbon with the twine and tie both around the jar lid. To cover the jar lid, I simply cut 2.6″ circle out of coordinating paper and attached it with a dimensional dot to the top of the lid. Then I screwed on the ring to hide the edges. Now you have a DIY Christmas neighbor gift that is adorable!
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