create a Magical christmas

I have been busy making  felt gingerbread men & felt robins tree decoration's with my step daughter. We both enjoyed making our own creations. I have also been working on some mini stockings for the tree too but I will share those another time. Find instructions below to make your own felt decorations.....




           To make a felt ginger bread man tree decoration you will need


  • Brown felt
  • gingerbreadman template or cookie cutter
  • White ric rac
  • ribbon for hanging tagdark brown, light brown and white embroidery cotton
  • pins & an embroidery needle
  •  sharp scissors
  • stuffing
  • buttons
1. Pin your template to the felt & cut out 2 gingerbread men (or cut round a gingerbread man cookie cutter) 
2. On one gingerbread man sew some ric rac to the arms & legs (to look like icing)
3. sew buttons on for eyes or sew a couple of crosses instead, you can do the same with the mouth.
4. you can add a bow tie with ribbon if you like.
5. pin your gingerbread man to the other cut out & sew 3/4 of the way around.
6. fill your gingerbread man with stuffing & then sew up the remaining gap.
7. tie some ribbon to the top & hes ready for the tree.

Last christmas I shared how to make gingerbread man garland click below to see the post
            http://finishingtouchinteriors.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/create-magical-christmas.html


                                  Christmas Tree Decorations - Felt Robins - Set of Three

                                       For the robin you will need


  •  brown, red  & white felt
  • 2 circle templates slightly different sizes
  • brown, red & white cotton
  • pins & embroidery needle
  • shapr scissors
  • stuffing
  • buttons

1. cut out 2 circles from the brown felt
2. cut out one slightly smaller circle from the red felt
3. sew the red felt circle onto one of the brown felt circles at the bottom part of the circle (this is for the robins belly)
4. cut a diamond shape out the the brown felt & sew on above the red circle for the beak
5. cut 2 small circles from the white felt for the eyes & add black buttons to the middle
6. Now pin to the remaining brown corcle & sew around leaving a gap at the top for the stuffing.
7. Add stuffing & finish sewing around the circle & add some red ribbon so you can hang your decoration from the tree.
                                  Hey presto we are done....






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