Hello!  I really want to do a year-in-review recap of my favorite projects that I’ve completed in 2011, but (first) I have a few more holiday gifts to show you! Tonight, I have pictures of a gift I made for my niece who attends the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Here’s how the final package turned out, complete with holiday (and school-themed!) wrapping and bow!

Want to know what all is inside?  I already showed you this really fun gift-card holder, remember? I made this Wisconsin holder out of a few leftover scraps of Wisconsin fabric that my sister gave me from an old project.  I lined the holder with a black and white print I had on hand!  I slipped in a Gap gift card and tied it to the front of the package as a little gift tag!

I had a few pieces leftover from this project though, and thought I could make a few more things to make the gift complete.  After a little pursuing at good ‘ol Sew4Home, I found this tutorial.  With just a few modifications to fit a rectangle frame (versus a square frame), I ended up here:

With the rest of my leftover pieces, I decided to make a quick little fabric flower.  I thought it would make a cute bow for my package, but afterwards, my recipient can use it as a pin, in her hair, or some other decorative accessory!

All together, it makes for a pretty “spirited” gift, don’t you think?

What’s really fun is that this gift could be made with any fabric (school-themed, sports-themed, team-themed) or just in colors/patterns that would appeal to the gift recipient! I love that with very little fabric and a free afternoon, I could make a gift my niece would love!

You can see my other 2011 homemade gifts here:
See You Soon!