Ornament to Remember Grandpa

Today’s rescue might get you a little teary-eyed. At Cutesy Crafts, Jessica is honoring her late grandfather by making ornaments from some of his clothes to share with her family. Now they can all have “a little piece of grandpa to remember him at Christmas.”

plaid shirt

After getting a pair of jeans and one of her Papa’s trademarked plaid shirts from her mom, Jessica got to work on this easy project. All she needed was fusible interface, embroidery floss, and stuffing. Jessica chose to make the ornament in the shape of a bird because her grandfather was an avid birdwatcher who shared his hobby with his grandkids. Isn’t this such a sweet way to remember a loved one at Christmas?

stuffed bird ornament from grandpas clothes

To see the full tutorial, go visit Jessica at Cutesy Crafts.

Dress from a T-shirt and Scarf

I love this project from Amy Jo of The Little Moments….so much that I might have to copy it for my little girl!  Amy Jo turned a thrifted t-shirt and what she terms “an old lady scarf” into a pretty dress for her adorable daughter.

The Little Moments dress before

Amy Jo makes it look easy:  she simply sewed the scarf onto the bottom of the tee to create a flouncy, floral skirt.  Too cute!  The light and airy scarf looks like it gathered beautifully.  The dress is such a fresh, fun way to upcycle two items that could easily have been tossed or lost.

The Little Moments dress after

You can get the how-to’s for this project at The Little Moments.