I’ve said it once and I will say it again: I am Do-It-Yourself type of girl.
Nothing beats raiding my crafty stash, digging out a few bits and pieces and making my own unique DIY embellishments.
My latest DIY project? Well, I have been making my own sequin and embellishment pockets.
Meet Exhibit A. I like to call it my latest pile of crafty happiness.
These little pockets are so stinkin’ fun to use and so easy to make! All you need is a pocket-style page protector (either for photos, scrapbooking, or baseball cards) and some small embellishments to stuff inside.
Let me show you how to make your own.
Start by filling up the pockets of your pocket page of choice with sequins and glitter. I tend to live on the creative edge so I have also included some small veneer embellishments, string, twine, die-cuts, and stickers in my pockets, too.
Add a little decorative tape at the top of your pockets. (By the way, don’t worry if it matches. It is not going to stay.)
Use a sewing machine to add stitch lines to the pockets. Be sure to stitch about ¼” to ½” in from the pockets’ seams as you sew. You’ll see why in a minute.
Remove your tape and use your scissors to cut apart the pockets.
You’ll be left with a whole bunch of embellishment pockets to go to crafty town with.
They look really good in a pocket-style scrapbook page. Just slide them into a pocket page and you are good to go!
They also look pretty swell on cards!
I’ve love to see your take on this technique so I am challenging all of you to make your own embellishment pocket. Share a link to your project here and I’ll swing by to take a look!
Yours in pocket making happiness,
Teri Anderson, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Go-to Gal