Hello there! A few days ago I shared a simple Holiday Mittens tutorial over on Spellbinders blog and I wanted to share it here as well. I used white, red and green felt and die cut several mittens using Spellbinders Holiday Smitten Mitten Steel Rule die.
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These mittens that can be used as gift holders or Christmas tree ornaments or put together into a garland and they are very easy to make!
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I used a Steel Rule Die to create my mittens. With Steel Rule dies you can cut a lot of different materials and you can cut multiple layers at once. If you love creating home decor pieces or using not just paper when die cutting – you’ll love working with this type of dies.
I used my Platinum 6 die cutting and embossing machine to do my die cutting; since I was using a smaller steel rule die I was able to use a smaller machine.
I used white felt for the mittens and red and green for the cuffs and I cut 2 layers in a single pass. To attach the cuffs onto my mittens and to attach the two mittens together to create gift holders I used a blanket stitch and white embroidery thread. There are many different kinds of stitches out there, if you don’t know how to do them simply look them up on Youtube, there are lots of great instructional videos.
If you are making a garland or a Christmas ornament and don’t want the mitten to be a gift holder you can skip attaching the two together. You could instead cut 2 cuffs for each mitten and have a cuff on the front and on the back. You could also add some batting on the inside and a make a dimensional plush mitten if you want.
Mittens like these can also be used to embellish pillows or blankets, or can also be used as place card holders on a holiday table. While my Mom was visiting us a few weeks ago we die cut several similar shapes as she wanted to use them to decorate a pillowcase.
I used beautiful red and white stripe ribbon to decorate my mittens. I tied it into a bow and wrapped pine cone bunch around it. I used a hot glue gun to attach the ribbons to my mittens and I glued them in right under the cuffs. I also used gold thread and made a little ornament hanger.
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Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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Spellbinders Holiday Smitten Mitten Contour Steel Rule Die
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets Huge Assortment
DMC Metallic GOLD Embroidery Thread 284ZA
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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss White
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