I love giving handmade gifts. I grew up with a mom who sewed, knitted and crocheted and gave a lot of handmade gifts so if I don't make a few things to give, Christmas just doesn't feel right. Afterall, handmade gifts require time, thought and effort, especially if you want them to be something that the receiver will love and use. So, because of these reasons, I talked to my girls and told them that I wanted to do a feature each month about things we can make that would make excellent gifts. They were all on board and have some great ideas for future projects! Get excited!
When we were perusing the after Christmas aisles, one of the things we saw were snowflake stamped placemats. It was one of those, "How cute! I could make those for less!" moments. Then we went to the fabric store and found fabric on sale and it came to me that instead of just Christmas placemats, we could make reversible Valentine's Day/Christmas placemats instead! Double duty things are always awesome!
I had seen some really cute fabric napkin rings being sold online and I decided that I could do something similar on the Valentine's Day side of the placemats. But, I was concerned about a bulky button making a lump or scratching my table when I used the Christmas side. Then, I found these felt buttons, which were the perfect answer! I love how these built in napkin rings turned out!