DIY Mittens Garland

DIY Mittens and Jute Webbing Garland - KnickofTime.net

Yesterday I was at the fabric store, and as I am prone to do, I went in to buy one thing, and came out with something else completely unplanned.

My husband was waiting in the car for me, so I had every intention of getting what I went in for, and getting right back out quickly, but  then I spotted a display bin full of gloves and mittens.

I have no idea why a fabric store would sell gloves and mittens, but my eyes immediately zoned in  the red toddler-size mittens in the bin, and I knew what I wanted to do with them – I’d make a Christmas mittens garland.

Once I got home, I started clipping them to shipping twine with old clothespins, then thought adding a few pennants cut from red stripe jute webbing, would make it even cuter.

I just folded the top of the jute webbing over the twine, and hot glued it in place, being careful not to get the glue on the twine, so I could slide the pennants where I wanted them.

Christmas mittens garland - KnickofTime.net

Adding some evergreen clippings into the mittens makes a festive contrast against the red.

If you can’t find any toddler mittens locally, I found an adorable pair  on Amazon that are connected on a long string (so they can go through the sleeves) which would be perfect for a garland.

Christmas decorating isn’t a one day deal for me.  Since I like to make a lot of our Christmas decor, the decorating gets done gradually, as I finish projects, but I’m hoping to have it all done by Thanksgiving this year.

I’ve only bought one or two Christmas gifts, so I really need to get cracking on that soon!

How about you?  Have you started decorating yet?

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DIY Christmas Mittens Garland - KnickofTime.net

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Comments

  1. Love this idea! And I love how you used the vintage clothespins to clip them onto the string.

  2. Adorable. Those clothes pins were the crowning touch.

  3. Simple and cute…I love it!
    JP

  4. I changed my decor last year and my tree is a woodland theme. Small wooden animals, red cardinals, snowballs, etc. …this would work so good with my tree, maybe on a smaller scale for the garland trim around the tree…a thought I will explore. Thank you so much for the idea, they are soooo cute!

  5. This garland is so cute, Angie! I have to try and make one, too!
    Thanks for sharing such great ideas….
    Tammy

  6. Very cute! Love it!

  7. Pam Hawklns says:

    I love using mittens to decorate love ribbon with them

  8. You have such lovely ideas for Christmas – we have very warm Christmases, so it really dos not create the same atmosphere. Wish I could ONE DAY experience a White Christmas!

    • Marianne, there are many winter days when I’d happily trade places with you! If it’s any consolation, even though we get snow, we often don’t have any at Christmas. We usually get more snow in January (when I’m not in the mood for it!)

  9. LOL, I came home with the same thing…thought those little mittens are so darn cute…dang those dollar bins anyway! I like your idea though, I was thinking of putting them on some reindeer i have …? Sandi

  10. Angie what an adorable winter/Christmas garland – just love it, especially with the sprigs of evergreen inside each mitten. Pinned to share!

  11. I just ADORE this!!! It’s inexpensive, fairly easy to make, and it’s fun and beautiful…well done, Angie! Also, this is a garland you could keep up well after Christmas as it’s suitable for the entire winter season…I’m sooooooo doing this!!! 🙂

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