Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nicolette's Christmas in July Blog Hop | Day 1

Happy Saturday!! Today I am delighted to be hopping along with Nicolette and friends as we celebrate the beginning of holiday crafting with her Christmas in July Blog Hop!

If you happened upon my blog on in the middle of the hop and would like to start at the top, Go to Nicolette's blog Beyond Scrapin. If you came from April's Blog Curls & Grins then you are in the right place!

I am one of those crafters that starts working on Christmas in July so that I can have collected enough handmade items for gifts for my friends and family as well as new ornaments for our tree and beautiful "wrappings" for my presents. This would not be feasible if I started in November. I hope you enjoy my project today!

Ornament Gift Bag

For Day 1 of the blog hop I wanted to create an ornament for my tree. This piece of felting not only serves as an ornament but also as a little 2½×3" gift bag for the tree. I felted a small spruce tree forest on my bag with white and green roving. Next I stitched the felted front to a felt backing with a blanket stitch and added a cord. For a final touch I needle felted Christmas Ball to hang from the handle of the ornament gift bag.

needle-felted ornament ball.

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My Mommie always told me the best presents are the smallest... she may be right! Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed my project. The next hop on the stop is Jackie at Playing with Paper. Hop on over and check out her fabulous creation. Come back tomorrow when I will feature another Christmas in July project for Day 2 of Nicolette's Christmas in July Blog Hop!


  1. Your little bag is adorable! I admire the look of felting, but haven't tried it yet. A special someone will enjoy getting a gift packaged in the little bag/ornament.

  2. Your ornaments are so cute! I love the bag. Your so clever. they will hold some christmas treasures im sure on the tree or on a present. I am a new follower!
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  3. cute little bag...thanks for sharing


  4. your bag is adorable and I love that it doubles as an ornament. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. the santa is so adorable! thanks for a chance to win!!

  6. Ohh what a cute idea - we have an annual ornament exchange at work - I may have to create a special felt bag to place my ornament in.

  7. Your gift ornaments are so cute. TFS.
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