Instead of doing all the plastic bag fusing, I used black out material (for going behind curtains) that I had on hand. I’ll admit, I was lazy and didn’t have that many plastic bags on hand either. I had bought the material for only $3 a yard during a super sale at JoAnn’s and had a huge roll of it that I wasn’t using. It is very easy to sew and it doesn’t fray at all.
I chose to focus on three words to go on them: Peace, Joy, Love. I chose these because I feel they have a lot to do with Christmas.
The fabric I used was all fat quarters from JoAnn’s. I love those because then when my daughter is ancy I can just grab some and go. No waiting in line to get some fabric cut. I used felt for the letters.
I was in a hurry to finish, so I used hemp/twine string for the handles. I wrapped two pieces together, glued them on two places on the inside front (and then another 2 on the back). Then I glued on a piece of felt to cover up the glue and string ends.
I added some pom poms and felt embroidered ornament things I made to handles.
“8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christa]”>[a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”