Here’s a cheap and creative way to dress up a hostess gift this holiday season!
Do it yourself wine bottle sweaters for the holidays! We got this idea from a catalog that featured wine bottles snuggled up in some cute “ugly” Christmas sweaters.
What you need: felt, thread, buttons, hot glue, a sewing machine, and whatever other decorations you can use to dress up your sweater (pom poms, ribbon, etc.). Oh, and of course a wine bottle that needs some outerwear. We had some fun using all of the different stitching options on the sewing machine to decorate the red stripes on the gray sweater. Be creative!
Check out the post on our new blog for the free PDF! You can use to get your sweater to fit just right! It’s sized so that you can do the stitching on the outside where it is visible (we think it’s super cute like that!). If you’d like to hide the stitching, you can extend the template a quarter of an inch or so, but be warned that the felt will be very bulky when you flip it right side out after it’s sewn.
These are great to have on hand to fancy up a bottle of holiday spirits you might be sharing with friends and family this season. They also look great on the kitchen counter as Christmas decor if you can’t seem to part with them!
Once you download them, you can print them on regular paper or card stock. Cut them out and use a hole punch to make a hole or just tape them directly to a gift. I used a star-shaped hole punch to add a little interest but they would look great with just a circle too!
Personalize it with text on the back like this:
Here’s what the PDF looks like:
I’d love to see other creative ways people use these so send me a picture of your gift!
(*for non-commercial use only, not for distribution or resale!)
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After I made the Christmas character popsicle ornaments, I started brainstorming ideas for other ornaments that would be fun. Check these out! My husband definitely thinks they turned out cool, however, I think they would be difficult for our 3 year old to make (since the pieces of cut foam were small and hard to handle). Here’s a list of the materials I used: colored foam, scissors, glue, tongue depressors, paint, and ribbon. First I created a template to cut out the pieces from foam and then glued them together. Darth’s face was a little difficult because I wanted to give it depth and was only using black foam. It would have been great to find dark gray but I think the end result worked out well. You could even use these as puppets!
My three-yea-old is finally old enough to be interested in making Christmas ornaments. We tried last year when he was 2 1/2 but it was difficult to keep him interested. This year I was looking on Pinterest for ideas and came across A Day of Wonders’ popsicle stick snowmen. I showed him the idea and he was really excited so we decided to expand the cast to the whole Christmas gang!
Here is what you need:
The ribbon we attached to hang them with isn’t pictured but you could also just attach an ornament hook.
You could also get creative and use other materials – anything you can glue onto a popsicle stick.
Also: we used tongue depressors which are a little wider and allowed more room for faces, but that title didn’t sound as appealing.