Felt Leaf Gift Tag :: From a Repurposed Felted Wool Sweater

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DIY Felt Leaf Gift Tag

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.)

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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.

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The leaf veins were sewn on first. Then the paper leaf with the message.

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"So excited for you and the new leaf on your family tree"

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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.

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    amy
    November 21, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It’s a beautiful gift tag, Jean, and a very useful gift! We used to put a sticky note over the door bell that said the baby was sleeping, which (for some unknown reason) would just make relatives knock really loudly!

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    jen at paintcutpaste.com
    November 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    lovely leaf and gift!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    November 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks, Amy! Yeah. We disabled our door bell so people wouldn’t wake up our sleeping baby (and then we just never set it back up again).

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    Jean Van't Hul
    November 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks, Jen!

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    Angela @ Cottage Magpie
    November 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Hi there! I love this idea. I pinned it last year and I’m excited to make use of it this year, finally. Haven’t gotten to it yet, though! (Eeek!). I was wondering — I have a linky party going on where we’re kicking off the season with Inspiration from year’s past. I’d love it if you wanted to link this post up! Let me know,
    ~Angela~

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