Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Have a holly jolly Christmas

What do you do when you've bought a bunch of Bath and Body Works lipgloss? Make little mittens to put them in for gifts, of course! I had so much fun stitching them up and embellishing them. I think I will make some for Valentine's Day as well. Wouldn't they be cute with hearts? 

I die cut two of each mitten and machine stitched around them using white thread because I really like the contrast. I also stitched the wristband in place as well, which was also cut from the mitten die. I used the medium sized "Fancy Flakes"die to embellish the front. I added a few dots of hot glue to tack it down and the jingle bells were hot glued as well.

I used the holly sprigs that I found at Hobby Lobby that I also used on the boxes for my hand warmers. I only had six left so 6 of the mittens have holly and are embellished with the "have a holly jolly Christmas" sentiment from the new Critter set from PTI. I still have yet to ink up the adorable mice, but they are on my "to-ink" list!  The ribbon was tied around the wrist and then the bow was hot glued down for security.
After I had used up all of my holly sprigs, I still wanted to make a few more mittens. I was also tired of die cutting the wristband portion so I changed things up for these next two mittens. The wrist band embellishment was die cut using a border die that I have had for quite a few years. I thought it looked really cute on these more feminine looking mittens.

The sentiment is from "Santa Stationery" and I REALLY like how it turned out on this. The one on the pink and white mitten is just stamped in black, but for the red mitten, I heat embossed it in gold. I added a gold jingle bell on that one for continuity.

Each mitten has a tiny candy cane and the yummy lip gloss inside. I was hoping to fit a few more treats inside, but they looked a little too bulgy. I guess you could add something like a Ghiradelli square.
And just a few more pictures because it looked so cute nestled in my kitchen Christmas tree! They would make darling ornaments as well.

Thanks for fluttering by!


BA Vella said...

These turned out great! I have purchased the mitten die just because of projects you have made :)

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

Kelly these are soooo cute . . . have loved all your Xmas things. I too, will be making some of these next year, and already contemplating Valentines!! I love your stuff . . . and love that you've fitted in time to share with us. Have a blessed Christmas!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Adorable idea!

Debra said...

Your mittens are adorable! What a great idea! Hope you and your family had a great holiday season and new year.