I thought I'd share a gift tag I made for a friend's baby shower in October. It's a leaf sewn from felted wool. I found some yellow scraps left over from an old sweater that I had turned into potholders and coasters last Christmas. The extra pieces were perfect for autumn leaves!
(The gift bag is sewn from a repurposed paper grocery bag—the same way I made the Valentine’s bags.)
After I cut the leaf from the wool, I traced the shape onto paper as well so I could add a message. And I cut thin strips from a contrasting felted wool sweater to use as the leaf veins.
The leaf veins were sewn on first. Then the paper leaf with the message.
"So excited for you and the new leaf on your family tree"
And here's the gift that was tucked in the bag. A chalkboard sign I made from a picture frame, a piece of wood coated with chalkboard paint, a glue gun, and some ribbon.