I have been busy making making scented Christmas trivets. I used 2 different colours of a lovely bright Christmas fabric that has Christmas balls and greens springs on them. Some are the same fabric on both sides while others have a different fabric on each side. I like to make them at this time of year because they make wonderful little Christmas or hostess gifts. They are simple and quick to make. I have filled each of the 4 sections in the trivet with a mix of rice, cinnamon sticks I’ve cut up, nutmeg I’ve crushed, cloves and allspice. I also sprinkled in some orange sweet essential oil and appleberry fragrance oil. I leave the mix in a jar overnight to let the fragrances mellow before filling the trivets. They look so pretty sitting on the kitchen counter and give a lovely scent throughout when not in use.
I also made Inspirational Word Key Tags. I purchased these key rings and a bag of inspirational word buckles. I cut a piece of fabric 13″ x 3″. Next I ironed the fabric in half lengthwise, folded it in 1/4″ from each end. Then I folded each side into the middle and ironed the folds. Then folded in half again and pinned this together. Then I sewed down each of the long sides, slipped the tag through the Word buckle and slid it to the middle of the tag. Then I sewed just below the buckle. I slipped the key ring onto the tag and sewed the ends together. Then I slid the key ring to the end just sewn together and then sewed again at the other of the key ring. Voila thats it. You can slip this around your wrist…you can use the loop to hang it up…it has a great length and it’ll be easier to find anyplace even in your purse! I hope these instructions made some sense if you choose to make some. If you do, let me know and send me your pics so I can post them.