Monday, December 16, 2013

May Arts Handmade Christmas Gifts Hop

It's time for another May Arts Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Christina's blog.

The Ribbonistas are featuring handmade Christmas gifts.  I love gifts that can serve dual purposes and that are useful after Christmas as well.

We're giving gift cards and cash to family members this year so I was on the lookout for a creative way to make the card/cash gifts a bit more special.  I found this pattern by Heather at the Sewing Loft and knew it was perfect for using my scraps of beautiful May Arts ribbons.

These little wallets are super quick to make and can be re-used to hold make-up, tissues or as a cash wallet.

I think little boys would love the denim one..they'll never know you used ribbon to make it and I think a Matchbox car would fit in there too.  :-)  The denim came from a pair of my DH's old jeans and the lining is made from scraps of gorgeous May Arts Organic Cotton ribbon sewn together to form a fabric piece.  How is that for recycling?

I think these would be welcomed by everyone from teachers to teens and everyone in between.

Quick, easy, pretty and fun!

Yes, we have Christmas presents!  3 full rolls of ribbon...your choice!

May Arts Ribbons - Solid Wrinkled Ribbon -  EA14, EA09, Ivory Crochet - NP09, Cotton Stripes - 385-15-34
Fabric -  Valentine wallet -Moda Fabrics Layer Cake; Old jeans, misc. from stash
Pattern - The Sewing Loft
Other - sewing machine, thread, fusible fleece

Thanks for joining us!  Now here's the entire list:

Christina Colón
Charlene Driggs
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes

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by belle said...

Great idea!! Perfect for gift cards!

Lucy E. said...

These are so pretty! Great idea!

Nikki said...

These are just so pretty :) and great idea to sew the ribbon together

Sue D said...

Love this idea--thanks for the link to the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for gift cards, etc. And you can keep using it after the card has been used. thanks for sharing.

Janis said...

These are so festive and pretty. What a lovely gift idea!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a fun and great idea to put gift cards in these pouches!

Darlene Gabriel said...

These are wonderful and each one so unique. What a fun way to give a gift card or cash and something that the recipient can use after too.......a double gift;)

Deborah said...

These are very sweet and like giving two gifts in one I like the variety of styles and colors you did which is nice especially if you are giving the same gift card to a few people at the same timeTFS

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