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Reversible Christmas Apron

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During this time of year, many of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen—perhaps baking cookies, whipping up some fudge, or preparing brunch for Christmas Day. Whether you make this for yourself or your favorite chef, this apron is both cute and functional. It’s so pretty you might want to make one for every season! Plus, I made it in about 2 hours, so it’s fairly quick and easy to make.

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Holly Jolly Gift Card Holder

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Make giving a gift card memorable with a handmade (and reusable) felt envelope. I used red and white felt and thread with two iconic Christmas images—a tree and a present (which is a button). The tree is sewn onto the front of the envelope, but you can sew any other shape you like or none at all. You can also use paint and stencils/stamps to create your own design. Try personalizing it by adding the recipient’s name or by using his/her favorite colors. Changing the colors will also make it appropriate for any occasion (birthday, baby shower, etc.). This envelope can be used again and again or even hung on the Christmas tree as a keepsake.

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Santa’s Felt Coasters

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These coasters are great to give as a gift. Made from felt, they will last a long time and are washable! Have fun trying different designs with stamps, cutting decorative edges with rotary cutter, and embroidery floss. Make a holiday set with traditional Christmas colors, or if you are giving them as a gift, use colors that the recipient would love.

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Gifts in a Jar

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Gifts in a jar are a Christmas classic. They are a great way to share your tasty baked goods (or other homemade goodies) during the holidays. But no one wants to give a plain ol’ jar! So today I’m exploring different ways to dress up your jar! Since these jars are fairly small in size (as far as presents are concerned), it doesn’t take much to snazz them up! I just dug through my box of recycled wrapping supplies and used what I had.

Personalized Holiday Napkins

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There are so many ways to decorate and personalize napkins. Iron on a hand-made appliqué, embroider, cross stitch, stamping, or stenciling. I enjoy stamping because it’s a simple and fast way to personalize objects. Try stamping or stenciling cards, coasters, table linens, table runners, shirts, or anything you like. Personalized napkins are a great gift idea!

When working with stencils, it’s best to have a brush specifically for stencils, since you need to apply paint using the stippling technique. When using a stencil brush, you can create texture or a gradient within the design. When using a foam brush with stencils, you will get flat, solid coverage. With foam stamps, a foam brush or paintbrush is sufficient.

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