December 2, 2008
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Gather your Friends Your friends will probably welcome the chance to sneak away from the winter holiday bustle. Invite them to your house to reconnect over these simple holiday craft projects that can make thoughtful homemade gifts. The adorable Homemade House Slippers made from felted wool sweaters may require some light sewing, but if you’re all thumbs with a needle and thread, try your hand at the Brown Sugar Foot Scrub. Use this handy Shopping List for all your project supply needs.
Project 1: Homemade House Slippers Give old wool sweaters new life in these toasty House Slippers.
Next, pin the hooked edge of the “candy cane” to the center of the right foot sole at the toe (the hook should be facing in toward the slipper). Flip the over-the-toe piece inside out, and pin the heel of this piece at the corners at the sole. This shapes the heel of the slipper.
Tip: To add some decorative reinforcement to the heel of the slipper, cut off the ribbed cuffs of your sweater, trim to fit around the heel and stitch on.
Using a tight whipstitch, sew together the touching edges of the top piece and the sole. Repeat this process for the left foot pieces.
Attach the straps across the tops of the two slippers with hook and loop tape and garnish with a button or two. Enjoy and stay warm!
Project 2: Brown Sugar Foot Scrub Get the luxury of a spa treatment with this simple three-step foot scrub, giving your feet that extra soft and smooth feeling with just a few on-hand ingredients straight from the cupboard.
Add the first mixture to the oatmeal. Run the whole batch through a food processor again until it looks and feels smooth, with just a little bit of texture.
Put the finished scrub into jars and take home for your own moments of relaxation. Or, add a little ribbon to the jar and download and create a custom label. With these simple touches, your personalized homemade gift will be stocking ready for any number of weary winter feet.
These two fun and simple holiday craft projects will give you and your friends something unique to create while you chat and re-connect this hectic winter holiday season. Warm feet, warm heart!
Clean-up: Tiny pieces of embroidery thread, a little brown sugar, or pieces of oatmeal are sure to find their way to the floor. Get it all, big and small, with Swiffer ® SweeperVac. It uses dry cloths to trap and lock smaller particles and then uses a vacuum to pick up larger pieces, leaving no trace of your winter holiday craft project anywhere.
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