By Christina Dennis

Make Embroidered Baby Mittens for $1 by The DIY Mommy

I saw these little grey, stretchy baby mittens at Walmart for $0.60 cents and I had an idea:

Make Embroidered Baby Mittens for $1 by The DIY Mommy

They were little and sweet, but very plain and needed a little embellishment for my baby girl! I’ve never embroidered before, but I had some happy-coloured scraps of yarn that I thought would look so sweet as little flowers on these mitts.

Embroider Baby Mittens by The DIY Mommy

I found this great, simple video on how to embroider flowers and used a pink scrap of yarn and my big plastic yarn needle to make one in the centre of a mitt.

Embroider Baby Mittens for $1 by The DIY Mommy

I decided on a whim to add more petals in the spaces between the previous petals in a contrasting blue colour (instead of adding more individual flowers).

Embroider Baby Mittens for $1 by The DIY Mommy

A third layer of petals, now with green yarn, goes between the blue petals.

Embroider Baby Mittens for $1 by The DIY Mommy

Finally, I stitched a layer of white petals between the blue ones, as pictured above. The design is simple but pretty and I think it livens up these wee mittens so much!

Embroider Baby Mittens for $1 by The DIY Mommy

I think these mittens would make such a cute shower gift for a winter baby and the best thing is that they cost less than a dollar to make between the 60 cent mittens and the scraps of yarn! I think that they’ll keep my little one’s hands warm and toasty this winter in handmade style.

Embroider Baby Mittens for $1 by The DIY Mommy