Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas in July with The Gunny Sack

Welcome to Christmas in July! A fun Series to get us all inspired for my favorite holiday!
It is never too early to start planning for Christmas!  
Today we have Tonia from The Gunny Sack
Hello everyone, I am ecstatic to be at Fireflies and Jellybeans for Christmas in July!  My name is Tonia and you can find me at:

I am a mother of 3 beautiful children and am married the most wonderful man, Brian.  On my site, I post crafty tutorials, sewing tutorials, fun ideas for the youngsters and delicious recipes.

Vintage Felt Ice Skates

 Draw the outline of an ice skate with a large paperclip as your guide for length.

Fold the piece of paper in half around the paper clip.  Then, slip the paperclip out and cut out the skate shape.

Trace the skate pattern on a piece of white felt (or whatever color you choose) and cut it out.

Slide the paper clips onto the felt pieces.

Glue the skate around the paperclip.  I used tacky glue this time but will use a hot glue gun the next time I make them because it will dry faster.

Using embroidery floss, sew laces on the ice skates.

Attach 2 mini pom poms with hot glue.

Tie the laces together.  Leave the skates this way for a Christmas ornament.  Or if desired, attach them to a key ring.

If attached to a key ring, the felt ice skates can adorn a purse or backpack for some Christmas cheer!

These are a few of my tutorials at The Gunny Sack:  Wire Memo Board, Leather Sunglasses Case, Yarn Bowl and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.  I would love for you to stop by my site and thanks for checking out my Christmas In July tutorial today!


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for having me as part of this fabulous series!! I had so much fun!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Such a fun tutorial!! Thanks Tonia for sharing! Oh and I cant wait for Christmas favorite time of the year! I cant wait to see all the fun crafts you come up with over the holidays

Amanda Joy Petersen said...

Yeah Tonia! I think this would be so fun for my kids to make for grandma and grandpa for Christmas. I just pinned it:)

Letti said...

You make it look so easy! I am going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing.

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