The garlands and tree are up and… that's about it. This is our year to travel to Alaska for Christmas so I'm not going all out since we'll only be here a few weeks. But the gifts? Oh, baby – I'm doing them up BIG. I bought the cutest aqua, green, and pink gift wrap at Target and just need some awesome gift tags to go with them. Originally, I was going to cut something out of cardstock using my Cricut Maker but then, I saw these adorable felt ornaments in Design Space and… OMG! They need to be on everyone's gifts this year! Ornaments that double as gift tags? Yes, please and here's the DIY tutorial.
- Cricut Maker
- White felt, 6″ x 3″ (face, and body)
- Dark grey felt, 8″ x 4″ (for head)
- Orange felt, 1″ x 1″ (for beak)
- Blue felt, 9″ x 1″ (scarf)
- Light blue felt, 2″ x 1″ (bow)
- Black felt, 5″ x 3″ (body, and arms)
- Cricut 12 x 24 FabricGrip Mat
- Cricut Washable Fabric Pen, Blue 1.0
- Fabric glue
- 2oz. of polyester fiberfill
- 12mm safety eyes (2)
- 3/8 yd. of baker's twine
- Colored pencil or blush
Step #1: In Cricut Design Space, follow the instructions to cut out your felt shapes. Remember to use the fabric pen when prompted.
Step #2: On the head, use the overcast stitch to join the face to the head along the broken line.
Step #3: On the dots, adhere the safety eyes to the face and front.
Step #4: Put the wrong sides together, match up the notches, and use a blanket stitch to attach the head front to the back. Leave an opening at the notch.
Step #5: Stuff and then close the notch with a blanket stitch.
Step #6: Put the wrong sides together and use a blanket stitch to attach the body front to the body back. Leave a small opening.
Step #7: Stuff and then close the notch with a blanket stitch.
Step #8: Use the fabric glue (or a few small tacking stitches) to attach the body to the head.
Step #9: Use the fabric glue (or a few small tacking stitches) to attach the wings to the body.
Step #10: Use the fabric glue to attach nose to the head along the solid line.
Step #11: Use scissors to cut along solid lines on the scarf (to make the fringe). With the wrong sides together, tie the scarf in a loose knot at the neck's edge. Next, glue it along the neck's edge.
Step #12: Make a bow and use the fabric glue to adhere it to the top of the head at the small dot.
Step #13: Color in cheeks using a colored pencil or some blush.
Step #14: Use a length of baker's twine to make a hanger (i.e. a large loop) and attach to the top of the head using the fabric glue or a tacking stitch. Before tying a knot in the hanger to close it, attach a tag with the gift information on it (i.e. “To:” “From:”).
Step #15: ENJOY!
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