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Christmas Pips

Christmas Pips

Are you looking for a creative way to wrap a small treasure for Christmas?

Christmas Pips made from my Thimble Pip Tutorial are the perfect solution!

They will hold a pair of earrings, a brooch or even a ring!

For small children, I’ve put candy and coins in them.

Hang them on the tree. The gift will be hidden in plain sight!

After Christmas and for years to come the pips will be a sweet reminder of the surprise that was inside!


These first two Christmas Pips are examples of pips made using the 2.5 inch outer forms.

Santa Christmas Pip

Red & Gold Christmas Pip

The rest of the pips were all made using 1.5 inch outer forms.

Frozen Christmas Pip
It wasn’t my intention when I chose this fabric, but after I finished it I realized that this would be the perfect ornament to give a little girl who loves the movie Frozen.


Cardinal Christmas Pip

Tree Christmas Pip

Light Bulb Christmas Pip
This Pip has a different colored light bulb on each side.


Three Fabric Christmas Pip
I used a different fabric for each side and then embroidered a herringbone stitch along two sides but not on the side that opens.


Have fun picking out just the right fabrics to make them!

The only difference when making them as opposed to making the Thimble Pips is that you want to make sure that if you’re fussy cutting a novelty fabric, position the print vertically on the pip rather than horizontally.

Tip when using lighter weight fabrics:  Adding lightweight fusible interfacing (<-affiliate link) to the wrong side of the fabric prevented the plastic from poking through at the pointed ends.

These last two Christmas Pips, were featured without their hangers in my Thimble Pip Tutorial post.

Add the hangers by threading ribbon or cording from the inside through the top of the pip.

Green and Gold Swirl Christmas Pip
This is another one where I embroidered along each side except the side that opens.


Pointsettia Christmas Pip

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Christmas Pips - Hide a Small Gift Inside

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  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    December 6, 2014 3:31 am

    You have had a real production line going there Susan, they are all lovely.

  • Kate
    December 6, 2014 3:08 pm

    They’re beautiful Sue!

  • maria
    December 7, 2014 10:16 am

    Oh those Pips are all sew cute……

  • Wendy
    December 10, 2014 11:53 am

    they are lovely Susan, what a great addition to the family’s tree

  • Marsha
    November 29, 2015 12:42 pm

    These are lovely Christmas ornaments, Susan. Thanks for sharing these and your tutorial is very easy to follow.

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