Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ornament : Holly Leaves

First. Have a Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are. I had plans for a Thanksgiving craft but time and a nasty bug hit me hard this year. Christmas is coming and there are so many things to make still. This year we will be using handmade ornaments to keep breakage at a minimum with the new puppy. Over the next few weeks I will be posting the ornaments that we've made. The first ornament is Holly Berries and leaves.
For these ornaments you will need buttons, embroidery floss, felt, and a filling of your choice.
Using the green felt cut out 2 holly leaves and use a round template to cut 2 circles out of red felt.
Place the leaves on the red circle and stitch a vein down the middle of each leaf.
Sew on three red buttons for berries. They do not need to match; not matching gives it more character.
Stitch half way around and fill with stuffing of your choice. Cotton, milk weed silk, and the left over scraps of felt all work great for this. Then finish stitching around and cut a pretty ribbon to make a loop for hanging and your done. Give Thanks this and every week and Have Fun!

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