Hi all! Today it's my turn to share my Stuff Your Stockings diy gift idea! I chose a very man-friendly gift, as you can see. It's no secret that man-gifts are in short supply in the craft blogger realm. We generally tend to make things for ourselves. I ran this idea past my husband a few weeks ago and he seemed to really like it, so I went for it.
And even better than it being leather and wool felt... it's no-sew!!
What you will need:
A flask, of course
Glue gun & glue
First: Use your flask as a guide to cut out the base from leather. Cut about 1/8" out from edge of flask.
Second: Measure the distance around the flask and the height of the flask. Cut your felt accordingly.
Third: Using your glue gun, glue (one inch at a time) the felt to the leather. Get as close to the edge as possible without glue seeping to the outside.
Your edge should look like the photo below...
Fourth: Once the glue has dried, slide the sleeve onto your flask. Pull the felt tightly around and place a little glue to hold seam together.
Fifth: Cut a 1/2 inch band of leather and glue around base to hide the seam and strengthen the sleeve.
Slide your flask in the sleeve to make sure everything fits properly!
Sixth: Add another 1/2 inch band of leather around the top of the sleeve.
Seventh: To hide the seam in the back, cut a 1 inch piece of leather the length of the height of your sleeve and glue only to the leather bands on the top and the bottom. This will serve as a belt loop... which would be perfect for a hunting or fishing trip!