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An Inexpensive, Feminine Gift Idea to make this Holiday Season!

Hi! Welcome to the First week of the Housewife Bliss Holiday Party! This is a wonderful collection of Holiday ideas by 10 fabulous bloggers who will be covering all the parts of
How to Have a Successful Holiday Season.
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Today I want to talk about a really inexpensive, easy gift idea that you can make. And it can be customized so many ways. 
Rolled Flower Brooches
Once you start making these, you will want to make one for every girl on your list this Holiday Season!

Supplies
Fabric {either three different coordinating fabrics or one}
Liquid Stitch
Felt
Gorilla Glue or a Glue Gun
Metal embellishment {optional}
A Brooch pin fastener, or headband, bracelet** or clip — depending on which type of gift you are making

**Check your Dollar Store for bracelets, clips and headbands for this project.

Directions:

  • Make the flowers. Cut a length of fabric 1/2″ wide and the length depends on how big you want the flower to be. 18 inches makes about a 2 inch flower.
 
  • put a little Liquid Stitch in the middle of the end of the fabric. Fold the fabric in half and roll it up a few times — very tightly.
 
  • Put another dab of Liquid Stitch next to the roll and fold it over. Keep folding and wrapping as you go around the outside of the rolled material. Add a dab of Liquid stitch every 1/2 turn or so.
  • When you get to the end of the material, fold about 1/2 inch under the back of the material, adding a bunch of Liquid Stitch underneath. Let dry.
  • Make as many flowers as you want for your brooch.
 
  • Once you have all of your flowers made, secure the flowers to the felt using either hot glue or Gorilla Glue. Let dry. Cut a few strips of material about 1/3 inch wide and attach those under the rolled flowers.
 
  • Cut around the flowers.
 
  • Add some hot glue or Gorilla Glue to the back of the felt. Then put the fastener on top and let dry.

  And you are done! Now you have a colorful brooch you can wear on a purse, a winter coat or sweater!! Or, you could attach them to a headband or hair clip for a fun hair accessory. It’s a thoughtful, delightful gift that can be customized so many ways this Holiday Season!

They look great on a bag:

 

The workshop continues on these great sites with discussions on hand made crafts, social graces, decorating, fashion to name but a few:

Mindy Lockard Tips for Holiday Tipping
Pemberley Collections The front door: Make a statement
The Entertaining House A surprise awaits you
Lily Lemon Tree Cracking the Code: The Blissful Guide to Dress Codes for Holiday Parties and otherwise….
The Savvy Host Ever-prepared for what may come in the “gift-giving” season
Ab home Interiors Holiday Survival Guide- 5 tips for effortless decorating
Housewife Bliss Eeverything the Perfect Hostess must know this Season
Lucky Life Parties Invitations
The Daily Basics Plan Ahead Hand-Made Gifts

Please join us next Thursday for more holiday discussions on gift giving, party planning, entertaining, and much more!

XOXO

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