Time for making your gifts this year is getting down to the wire, but don’t be disappointed if you find that you are out of time.
Try adding a pinch of handmade love to a store bought item, such as a journal.
Customizing a journal takes less than 30 minutes and can even help clear out your scrap fabric drawer.
- Needle and thread
- Scrap fabric (2 contrasting pieces)
- Glue (fabric glue or E6000)
On one piece of scrap fabric, write in pencil, a word or phrase that inspires or has meaning to the recipient. Use a needle and thread to embroider over the writing. Cut a piece of contrasting fabric and glue both the embroidered piece and contrasting piece onto the journal.
This is one unique option to incorporate a little bit of handmade into your store bought gifts.