If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you may have recalled a few posts that offer needlework ideas for embellishing gifts. Today, I’d like to re-visit one of the ideas using leftover bits of threads.
It would be an ideal project for kids or grandkids to do over the holidays for a break in festive activities!
I originally came up with the samples above after Kathleen who I feature on my blog came to a wool applique workshop with some very small washers she had wrapped. Of course, as with all workshops, lots of lively discussions followed and I proceeded to experiment.
The base of several of the samples shown above is curtain rings which I had picked up at the thrift store at one time. The “Christmas” ring started with a small wooden ring I had. Other options would be small grapevine wreaths.
You are sure to find something at your local dollar store or online. Here is one option.
I started by simply wrapping one of the rings with a metallic shown at the top and finished by adding a bead. Then I moved onto different size threads using buttonhole stitch for another three of the rings.
After these were completed I started playing some more.
Embellishing Gift Ideas: How To Create Some Christmas Rings
I started with a slightly larger wooden ring which I wrapped with a scrap of eyelash yarn. I think if I were to try this again I’d use a brighter lime green yarn! I then printed up the word Christmas on a piece of cardstock, cut this out and inked the edges with brown ink. I wanted to give a vintage appearance. This was attached with glue.
While all the samples shown above are small, I also ended up wrapping a slightly larger grapevine wreath with wool. Opportunities are endless. Any hollow circular shape will work!
Have fun with embellishing your gifts and be creative with what you come up with.