I am a HUGE advocate of making things your own… adding little touches that make your items unique to you and different from everyone else! That being said, I like to treat the gifts I give at Christmas, and any other time, the same way. It seems so much more personal to add a little something specific to that gift receiver so that she, or he, feels it was made, or at least chosen especially for them.
I recently completed a Make it Your Own project for a friend’s Christmas gift. I started by purchasing a zebra print train case (I have one and just LOVE it!!) and then purchased a skull and crossbones iron on blingy from Wal-Mart. The iron on cost less than $3.
I did the ol’ snip with scissors than rip method to get the “rough” looking frayed edges on the material. I compared the fabric size to the iron on to make sure it would fit nicely. I then followed the directions on the iron on to secure the fun little blingies to the black fabric.
P.S. Check out our new Linky Parties page to see the fun places this project was linked up! And take a few minutes to link your own projects! It’s a good time!