{Tutorial Tuesday} Easy Christmas Gifts and Ideas Using Fabric Posies!

posted on: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

 Last week for our church's Relief Society Christmas party I taught the lovely ladies how to make my posy pins. It was so much work, but it was totally worth it just to see everyone so happy with their "own" creations.

Before teaching the class I made a wide variety of gifts using the posy pins. Today, I am going to show you how these simple flowers can be used to turn a drab gift box into a fab present, how an ordinary elastic headband can be transformed into an amazing hairpiece, AND how upholstry fabrics plus a posy here and there can make a  sweet bag.

Disclaimer: I am not going to show a tutorial today because there are so many better tutorials out there. So I will give credit where credit it due, so check out  here, and here, and here.

First, I am going to showcase different ways that posies can be used to enhance gift wrapping.

Wrapping Idea #1: Spice up a box.  I  used my posies to add some pretty flare to an ordinary white jewelry box. Didn't the posy totally spice up the box?

Wrapping Idea #2 Find a unique way to "wrap" a present.  If any of you know me then you will now that I have a weird obsession with Chinese boxes--I have a lot of them, a lot (no exaggeration). They are such a unique shape and they are perfect for most small gifts.

Wrapping Idea #3: Use a posy to spice up a gift tag.  posies also  provide a great addition to Christmas gift tags. A few inches of ric-rak, a posy, and added embellishments make these gift tags--awesome!

FYI, if you want to surprise your giftees with a little extra gift attach the posy to a pin and then stick it to the tag. That way after Christmas they can ditch the tag and attach the pin to their favorite coat, bag, or scarf.

Now for the fun stuff!

Being thrifty is not always something I have done, now with a baby, two sets of families and a mortage it just seems like I have to be more creative with my gifts, without losing the thoughtfulness. So here are some ideas of gifts you can make or embellish by just adding a simply posy to the present.

 Gift idea #1: Make thrifty gifts by giving a present some added flare. I took an old Clinique make up bag and spiced it up by glueing a cute posy to it. Some of you may not gift something like this, but my thought is: why remake the same thing over when I can just give something I don't use? My sister's and I are totally into the thrifty gift idea--it is cheap, easy, and if we add our own little flare to the present it is still very special and unique.

Gift Idea #2:  hair accessories. Posies go great on headbands, elastic bands, and on hair clips.

 Gift Idea #3: Give ornaments that match that giftee's Christmas Tree. Two posies can also be attached together to make simple flower ornaments. Cute, huh?

 Gift Idea #4: Find vintage necklaces and spice them up with some modern flare. One of my favorites. A posy pin can accent a simple necklace, the posy can also be removed so it is just worn as a pin on a purse or jacket.

 Gift Idea #5 Posies are also great on bags. A few weeks ago when I was home I stopped by my parents local thrift store and picked up a whole stock of upholstry remnants.

Since then I have made blankets, toys, and this bag. Using the already set holes I used a scarf for the handle, and posies for some added embellishments.

Gift Idea #6 Taking "drab" home decor and jazzing it up. This maybe my favorite gift. First, I loooove pillows, and secondly, I love how a plain robin's egg blue pillow can be transformed into such a beautiful accent.

So there you have it. A few simple but fab Christmas ideas sure to make any chicka very happy!

P.S. There will be another giveaway tomorrow so don't forget to come check it out!


  1. I love, love, love these "posies!" Such great ideas to use them to "spice things up a bit" in our Christmas giving.
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial links!

  2. Lovely! Thanks for the ideas :)

  3. Oh my! These are gorgeous! It just adds so much personality to a gift! Love them and think I may have to make a pillow cover out of all the posies!

  4. I love posies!!! Yours are absolutely adorable! What great ideas on how to use them :)

  5. I am in love with these posies!!

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  7. wow, gorgeous! I am definitely going to do this! thank you x
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  11. Love your posies and i like the first here tutorial, but your fabrics are so beautiful that it is a pity you didnt post yours... Great ideas, love them all. Thanks for sharing!

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