DIY Christmas Gift Pales you can decorate as an activity with the kids or for a girls night in. Store bought pales embellished by hand make supper cute gift containers perfect for sweet treats and odd shaped gifts.
Materials for DIY Christmas Gift Pales:
- Copper pail, 4-1/2” tall
- Wool Felt (National Nonwovens): Camel; Brown Sugar; Cottage Red; Oatmeal; Butter Cream; Moss
- 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC): Ecru; Dk. Coffee Brown (801); Dk. Green Gray (3051); Garnet (816)
- Gingham ribbon, 1 yd.
- Beige cardstock
- Artificial berries
- Brads, two: jeweled; white
Tools for DIY Christmas Gift Pales:
- Lite Steam-A-Seam (The Warm Co.)
- Embroidery needle
- Hole punch
- Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
- Computer and printer
- Iron and pressing board
Directions to make Christmas Gift Pales
1. Cut 4-1/2” oval from Camel and Oatmeal felt. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse felt to webbing. Print and cut out patterns. Cut patterns from fused felt. For angel’s halo, cut 1/4”x1-1/2” rectangle from Butter Cream felt. Use photo as guide to arrange gingerbread and angel on ovals.
2. Use three strands of Ecru floss to blanket stitch edges of gingerbread, angel and heart. Use Dk. Brown floss to blanket stitch edge of camel oval, Dk. Green Gray floss to blanket stitch edge of angel wings and halo and Garnet floss to blanket stitch edge of heart.
3. Attach jeweled brads for angel’s eyes and white brads for gingerbread man’s eyes. Cut 8-1/2” length from ribbon and tie bow. Glue bow to angel or gingerbread man. When dry, insert two berry sprigs through bow loop and glue to secure. Cut 12” ribbon length and glue to back of oval. Glue oval to front of pail and tie ribbon ends in back.
4. Print recipe instructions on cardstock; trim to tag shape and punch hole at top. Cut 10” ribbon length. Thread ribbon through hole and tie bow around pail handle.
by Melony Bradley and as seen in Crafts N Things magazine