I love the holiday season. What better way to enjoy the season than with mittens in the snow. Make your own mittens and display them for the season on your mantel or tree. Make them even more special by using your little ones hand prints to create the template, or you can print ours.
Several Sheets of Colored Felt
1 Pkg Embroidery Floss
2" pieces of Ribbon
3-4 feet of Ribbon
Next grab your embroidery floss. Take one strand, unwind it and take from that 2 pieces of floss. Then thread your needle. You will be using a blanket stitch to stitch together your mittens. You can see below the basics of a blanket stitch.
Go around your entire mitten with the blanket stitch, leaving only the straight edge at the bottom open.
Take your fiberfill and stuff your mittens. You don't want them to puffy, but you do want some shape to them.
Now you will need ribbon and rectangle pieces of felt. This rectangle only needs to be big enough to cover the straight edge opening on the bottom of the mittens. Fold the rectangle in half at the bottom of the mitten and pin. Loop your ribbon and place it in between the mitten and rectangle and pin. Stitch around the rectangle to keep all the pieces in place.
Repeat all the steps with each of your mittens. You should have at least 10.
Take your 3 feet of ribbon and thread your mittens onto the ribbon. Space them about 5" apart.
Thread your needle with thread and tack your mittens to the ribbon. Repeat with all the ribbons.
Now hang your garland. You can put it on the tree, or outside on a fence or hang it from the mantel.
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