What is gelt you might wonder? Gelt means money in Yiddish, and it is the traditional Chanukah prizefor children. We're not talking about big money, rather a few coins that would bring joy to a small child. Today, while some children do receive small sums of actual money, the tradition has come to mean chocolate money! Yumm. I'm not big on candy, so special treats on holidays are greatly anticipated . On Chanukah I try to be quite generous with the chocolate gelt, and this year I thought it would be fun to make some felt bags for each child to hold his stash. This is my first attempt, a cute little change purse with sequins. And funny enough I just looked at martha stewart's Hanukkah projects, and the very talented folks over there also did a square felt pouch! Just pure coindance, (to my knowledge) if I had been inspired by their project I most certainly would give credit where credit is due!
- embroidery thread
- a hook and eye, or small snap
I think the directions are self explanatory right? You cut one long piece with a pointed flap, and embroider a blanket stitch around all the edges. If you're in a hurry or don't like sewing, so use glue for the whole shebang! Okay, I've got exactly 30 minutes until the youngest ones arrive home, and I'd like to whip up some different gelt bags....check back tomorrow for the results!