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Project

Mitten Clips

These mittens won't warm chilled hands, but they will generate good cheer when clipped to gift tags.

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Felt
  • Clear-drying white craft glue
  • Hole punch or decorative shears
  • Wooden clothespin
  • Magnet

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut a mitten shape from cardboard, and trace it onto a piece of felt.

  2. Step 2

    gt065_mittenbag02.jpg

    Cut along the lines, and glue the felt to the cardboard with clear-drying white craft glue. Adorn the felt side of the mitten with bits of felt in complementary colors -- dots made with a hole punch, a monogram, felt trim edged with decorative shears, or a Christmas tree cut out with a decorative craft punch.

  3. Step 3

    Glue a standard wooden clothespin to cardboard, then glue a magnet to the back of the clothespin.

  4. Step 4

    After the gifts have been opened, use your mittens to display greeting cards on the refrigerator.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1998/1999

Reviews (39)

  • 25 Sep, 2010

    I agree, there needs to be a stencil. When I made mine I didn't make it long enough to cover the clothes pin. I had to start all over. I really do like this idea, it's very afordable.

  • 10 Sep, 2010

    Where is the stencil for the mitten?

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    How do you cut the felt with a [filtered word] punch? Mine is not working.

  • 24 Dec, 2008

    These are very cute. and I would love to make a bunch for a miniature mitten tree. I have two antique versions of these that are slightly smaller. I'm not sure how old they are but older than I am, and possibly older than my mother....she remembers them from when she was a child. (I'm 50!)

  • 20 Dec, 2008

    it's easy to see if you have a downloaded screen magnifier.

  • 19 Dec, 2008

    it is relley good but you might a bit messy it is greet you fun with your children but you need bigger pictures that will be helpful

  • 18 Dec, 2008

    Bigger pictures would REALLY be helpful. I mean REALLY. This seems to be a constant thing on Martha Stewart.com--tiny tiny itty bitty pictures that are essentially worthless because no one can see anything in them.

  • 18 Dec, 2008

    Bigger pictures would REALLY be helpful. I mean REALLY. This seems to be a constant thing on Martha Stewart.com--tiny tiny itty bitty pictures that are essentially worthless because no one can see anything in them.

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    How about using velcro. Then if you are putting them up with a magnet on the fridge you could change the ornament for the season or occasion.

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    Mother made these 30 years ago, with felt and glued to hair clips. still have one around someplace, however the felt is starting to fall off. Glad to see this one and will definately give it a try. Thanks Martha

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    Hot glue is not stable enough for use this way. The thick, white, tacky craft glue has better holding power.

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    is anyone having a problem with the paperclips falling off of the cardboard and magnet?! i made several a couple of weeks ago..and hot glued them on. every one of them have fallen off!

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    This is a repeat of this month already.

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    This is a repeat of this month already.

  • 15 Dec, 2008

    I'm thinking about using scrapbooking paper glued onto cardstock. This might make it faster. Loved the idea of using it as garland for cards.

  • 6 Dec, 2008

    Fill a clear or printed cello bag that you'd filll with candy or cookies for giving and then twist the top and place the mitten clip as the "twist tie". They look adorable and they get two gifts - one to eat and one to remember.

  • 5 Dec, 2008

    love it!!

  • 2 Dec, 2008

    If you don't have magnets then just use them to clip onto your Christmas tree as an ormament.

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    Thsi mitten clips are great. I am making them with my students this week after reading the story 'the mitten", by Jan Brett.
    DeeDee

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    Try This: (combine for one consecutive line, no spaces)

    http://images.marthastewart.com/images/
    content/web/pdfs/pdf3/tvs9046_kidsmittensweater.pdf

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    I made the cardboard cut-outs from one sided shiny silver cardboard and glued the felt onto that. People loved that concept, I gave them to family members and also clipped the mittens onto the bags of goodies I sold at a holiday Bake sale! They made the baked goods packaging a bit more special!

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    I love this idea! I've been trying to find something cute and easy to make for small gifts. Thanks.

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    Strangest thing - it keeps omitting several letters... so do a search on her home site and look for "Kids Mitten Sweaters" - and they have a template on there. Hope that helps!

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    I see that the whole link doesn't show up... so I will type on 2 lines - but you just need to combine them... make sense?

    http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/pdf3/tvs9046_
    kidsmittensweater.pdf

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    Cute! Could you give the link again to the mitten template again, please? I don't think I am seeing the complete link. Thank you.

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    It would be really helpful to include a link to the mitten template! http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/pdf3/tvs9046_kid...

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    These would work great if you strung them on garland and attach your christmas cards to them for everyone to view.

  • 17 Sep, 2008

    You can get magnetic strips with adhesive backing. And I haven't tried hot glue, but that would probably work well.

  • 21 Jan, 2008

    I made these for my gift baskets this year and they were quite cute, but I had a really hard time getting glue to attach to those long strips of magnets. They just pealed right off. Any suggestions for next year?

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    LOVED THIS! I used leftover felt and hamp twine to make an argyle pattern

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    LOVED THIS! I used leftover felt and hamp twine to make an argyle pattern

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    LOVED THIS! I used leftover felt and hamp twine to make an argyle pattern

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    LOVED THIS! I used leftover felt and hamp twine to make an argyle pattern

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    LOVED THIS! I used leftover felt and hamp twine to make an argyle pattern

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    LOVED THIS! I used leftover felt and hamp twine to make an argyle pattern

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    LOVED THIS! I used leftover felt and hamp twine to make an argyle pattern

  • 30 Nov, 2007

    A very good idea, and easy for children to do.

  • 27 Nov, 2007

    Cute idea