Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens...these are a few of my favorite things! I'm working on packaging up my HAND WARMERS today and as promised, I'm sharing what I've come up with. I thought the mittens would be so cute on a box because they fit the "hand" theme.
I diecut each mitten using Kraft, Pure Poppy and Aqua Mist card stock. These colors coordinate nicely with the different fabrics that I used for the hand warmers. I stamped one of the images from "Fair Isle Patterns" using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Vanilla powder. I love the texture it gives it; almost like a real mitten. I added bits of trim, lace, buttons and holly to the wrist of each mitton for some extra detail and holiday flair.
The holly berry sprigs and fluffy trim were purchased at Hobby Lobby and are part of their "Make it Christmas" craft line. Our store is almost out of everything, so I have been grabbing as many things as I can that I still need for my holiday crafting. The sentiments are from "Two Feet Deep".See, I told you that it would be making quite an appearance this year. It is one of my favorite sets. I think I've used the last of my red jingle bells as well. I think that was a dollar that was worth every cent. LOL! The polka dot clothespins were found at Walmart last year and they finally made their way onto a project and I think it is the perfect touch. I added some chunky glitter around the edges with liquid glue for that "frosty" feeling. I just love how they turned out. After I made all of the mittens, I made a quick open ended box to tuck the handwarmers and a packet of hot cocoa down into. I also included the "heating" instructions on a quick tag attached to the ribbon. Thanks for fluttering by!