Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter Bear Gift Tag

I can't help it.  I'm all about Christmas.  Truth be told, I start Christmas shopping and planning sometime during the summer.  It's just what I do!  So I decided that I might as well post Christmas ideas when I have them instead of waiting and trying to cram them all into the month of December.  So, you're getting Christmas before Thanksgiving.  Just be thankful (get it?) that I didn't start before Halloween! ;)

When I'm out shopping for Christmas decorations, I get tons of ideas for things I can make for the holiday season.  Lately, I've gotten a bunch of inspiration from Gilt Home.  This winter bear is no exception!

You will need:
  • Stiffened felt in red
  • White emmbroidery floss
  • Tiny little jingle bells
  • A stencil from me (optional- you can always just free hand!)
Free printable bear stencil

First, trace your stencil onto your stiffened felt.
I actually freehanded mine and then made the stencil for you all from the picture I took!

Cut around the edges, making sure you cut just inside the lines so there aren't any pencil marks in the end.

Then, simply tie a jingle bell around the neck of your bear and stitch a loop of embroidery floss through his back.

Such a simple gift tag!  And I love that it makes a sweet little ornament, too.  So it's like giving two gifts really :)

Happy crafting!


  1. Aw! This is so cute, I love adding little tags to gifts so this will be a good idea!

    1. Thank you! I love adding tags, too :) it's like extra presents!


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