Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 5: Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

The project for Day 5 of my Twelve Days of Christmas: Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas comes from Disney of the lovely blog Ruffles & Stuff. If you are familiar with Ruffles & Stuff, you know about all the fantastic projects Disney dreams up! Disney's skill to transform objects from bland to fabulous are seriously inspirational! These "Granny Chic" Slippers are one of my favorite creations she has come up with. Starting off with simple ballet slippers you can get from Wal-Mart or pretty much any department store, you can create a truly fabulous and feminine gift! Disney's tutorial shows how to cut out and form gorgeous fabric flowers which are simply sewn onto the slippers. All the steps for cutting, forming and sewing the flowers can be found on her tutorial and they are so simple anyone with a pair of scissors, a needle and some thread could follow them. No prior sewing experience is needed to create these gorgeous slippers.

If you wanted to simplify the project even further, you could pick up some pretty felt or crocheted flowers from the craft section of Wal-Mart or from any craft store. You could simply buy a few flowers to coordinate nicely with the color of the slippers you pick out and sew the pretty ready-made flowers onto the slippers. Talk about a fast and inexpensive gift idea!

I think these are gorgeous and girly. With winter ahead, wouldn't it be nice to give such a warm and cozy gift?


  1. I just made a pair of these last night! Great minds think a like...

  2. I really want to make a pair of my own. My apartment is always so chilly and our floors feel like ice in the mornings! I could really use a pretty pair of slippers for my poor feet.


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