Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Cute Christmas Gift

I am not usually an organised christmas crafter, I tend to start things at the beginning of December and find myself frantically trying to finish various projects just a couple of days before christmas! This year I have decided to try and start things a little earlier.

I love anything sewing related and seem to have amassed a number of various supplies that I need to put to good use instead of admiring and putting back in the drawer. It all started with a set of small glass jars with cork tops that I bought on sale from Habitat. I had no idea what I was going to do with but an idea slowly morphed after looking at various bits and bobs on the net and via pinterest.

Without further ado, i give you...
{the project with no name} I'm not sure what to call it, it's a pin cushion jar filled with single use button shaped soaps for your guest bathroom, once the soaps are gone you can reuse the jar to store actual buttons. Any ideas on what to call it?

I took a circle of Cath Kidston fabric, sewed a basting stitch around the edge and stuffed it as full as I could with fibre fill, drew the ends of the stitch together and sewed shut. I added some decorative stitched and a button in the middle and hot glued it onto the cork lid, adding some ribbon on the edge to finish it off. I added some decorative pins, wound some bakers twine on a mini wooden spool and a pretty mini pastel safety pin to attach the tag.

The tag is stamped with Papertrey Ink's Button Boutique stamps, I loved that they included the washable word stamp because it fits in so nicely with the contents.

I purchased the soaps on Etsy and the most tedious part of the whole project was placing the soaps one at a time using a pair of tweezers so they all faced outwards.

By the time I was finished I didn't want to give it away (I eventually managed it!) but plan on making a few more as cute gifts!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Button Boutique - Papertrey Ink
Fabric - Cath Kidston
Soaps - The Charming Frog
Twine - Divine Twine
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Ribbon - Maya Road
Lace, Pins, Wooden Spool, Buttons - Dainty Paperie*

*In interest of full disclosure, Dainty Paperie is my Etsy store.

1 comment:

  1. This is sooo cute!! I'm bad with names so I'm afraid I can't help you there, but I love this! Great job!!


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