Homemade gifts are so much fun to give. I love to see people’s reaction when they open a gift that is totally unique and made with love just for them. And of course I love receiving handmade gifts too! 🙂
I’m sharing yet another handmade Christmas gift idea. I shared it over at Seven Thirty Three a couple weeks ago. Girls of all ages will love these cute and unique flower rings. I saw something similar at a local quilting store, and just had to give it a try. You can use any color or type of fabric you like. The one on the right was made from an old pair of jeans.
Fabric Ring Tutorial
-Strip of fabric about 1″ wide and 24″ long
-Scrap of white felt cut into a tiny strip, and a 3/4″ circle
-A small hair elastic
Take your strip of fabric. I tore mine so it would have a nice shabby edge. Pull off any loose threads and lay it out on your work surface.
Fold one end in half, wrong sides together.
Fold the end in diagonally, and hot glue it in place.
Next start rolling the fabric up, from right to left. Use tiny dabs of hot glue to secure it in place.
It will look like this from the top:
Now just start twisting the fabric and wrapping it around the spiral center:
When it is the size you want, cut the fabric, leaving a small piece to attach to the back.
On the back side, you should have a roll of fabric sticking up.
Cut it off. Then fold the end of the fabric to the back and attach it with hot glue.
Then take your tiny felt circle and glue it to the back. (Sorry, I forgot to photo that step.)
Now take your elastic and put it in the middle of the circle with the little strip on top of it. Basically you are going to sandwich the elastic between the two pieces of felt. Attach the strip on both sides with a small amount of hot glue.
It will look like this when you are finished.
And here it is from the front:
Aren’t they pretty? Now go make some for your friends!