We are delighted to have you join us again as we forge ahead with our Holiday DIY December event. This next project from Melissa Phillips redefines 'mittens' in a whole new way and takes pocket making to the next level. They are some of the most charming mittens we have ever seen!
Hello and Merry Christmas! Welcome to another fun Crate December DIY Creation. I hope you're jumping on board and planning to share your DIY projects with us. I loved creating something gold, glittery, and festive for my most favorite time of year, Christmas.
I created a trio of die cut mitten pocket tags using some of Crate Paper's beautiful vellum printed paper. This first mitten uses the Open Book 'Newspaper with Gold Foil' vellum as my first layer and with Open Book 'Memoir' paper as my second layer. I adhered the top layer to the bottom layer on three sides only, leaving the top of each mitten open to form a pocket. I then sprinkled white, opaque, and gold sequins into each pocket. I love how they create movement in each mitten, not to mention vellum combined with sequins is beautiful! I added an Open Book layered tag to my first mitten...perfect colors, and perfect sentiment for winter.
I added Open Book Label Maker Phrase & Word Stickers to this mitten, topped with die cut flowers from the Floral Ephemera Flowers & Leaves collection. These are so beautiful and unique. One of my most favorite Open Book elements.
I topped each mitten with vintage trim or pom pom trim from my stash and attached a tag to each mitten to carry through with the holiday theme. This tag comes from the Open Book Ephemera Pack and I just added a bit of stamping to the bottom of it and embellished it with a vellum and gold heart from the Open Book Vellum Shapes package.
I used the Stripes with 'Gold Foil' vellum for this mitten and layered it over Open Book 'Clippings' paper. It is embellished with the same elements as the first mitten, with the addition of a Glitter Foam Thicker.
My last mitten uses all of the same Open Book products, but just new combinations of them. My favorite thing about Open Book is that it is versatile enough to take on a variety of styles, including my favorite, soft and shabby.
I love the Layered Tags and Glitter Foam Thickers...just so sweet, don't you think?
Merry Christmas once again! Treat yourself to some holiday DIY crafting and come back and share it here!