I only have one gift to put up this week. I have been working on the other ones, but I haven't completed anymore except for these. I actually came up with these when we needed a gift for a sweet little girl that we know. We had made her some slider headbands. That just didn't fill up the bag so we needed something else to go in there. She had a tea party for her birthday and what better gift than some snazzy gloves.
I had seen something similar once before but the exact tutorial eluded me so I googled it and came up with this fabulous one from Alisa Burke. I always enjoy her blog because her projects always have a little more bling. We didn't do her exact ones, obviously (I can be so dense sometimes!), but I can see making some of these for Lioness for her stocking. I think the gems would be fairly inexpensive with a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby. I also looked at this tutorial from Little Miss Momma. Then we drug out all of our odds and ends and went to work. The girls really enjoyed doing these and we have since done 2 more pairs for my niece, who moved to the Antarctic or somewhere near there.
All of the sparkle stuff was from garage sales or the clearance rack at Hancock. The fur was cut off an old Santa costume that we bought at the thrift store for something else. I probably have about $1 in the trimmings. The gloves were $1 at Academy and they had so many different colors. The adult ones were the same price, just not as many cute colors.
OK, I just realized that we have the slider headbands too. Remember me saying I can be so dense sometimes? Yep that is me! Anyways we saw something very similar at AAOTH and decided that we could make the same thing at home for a lot less. Lioness has made all of them. They stay in my hair even when I am running and they don't give me headaches like most headbands too. They fit a variety of heads with just the slide of the bead. We used shelf liner, but I think that either side of velcro would work too. You can tie the ends around your hair to make a pony tail or pull them to the side, twist your hair and have a cute side pony too. We like them a lot and Monkey wears them in her hair to just about every soccer practice.