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!