August 18, 2014

Fabric Purging for Puzzles ~ Perfect for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Gift

As I shared earlier, I have joined up at the Purge-Along party to purge my unused fabric stash.  I am having a ball working on gifts for my Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes with fabric I've had in my stash for a while.  Like this Noah's Ark piece.

Noah's Ark puzzles and fabric

I inherited it from my mother-in-law who no doubt planned to make something for my girls when they were young and never got around to it.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it so it sat on my shelf, unloved, while other fabrics got chosen first.  Then I received the puzzles.

I was blessed with dozens of these two styles of Noah's Ark puzzles that are too large to fit into a shoe box.  But if we take off the back and just include the pieces like a jigsaw puzzle they will be great.  So I am going to sew little bags and tuck the pieces inside along with an image of the completed puzzle so they know what it is supposed to look like.  Thankfully this is a large piece.  Sometimes it is necessary to get creative to fit an item into a shoe box gift.

We have several drawstring bag tutorials you can find on our Crafting for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Tutorial Index Page.  There are also DIY toy tutorials.

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