These are so simple and really effective for decking the halls this Christmas!
Step 1: Choosing your template simply draw around it onto your chosen felt and carefully cut out two the same.
Step 2: Decorate your shapes with sequins, glitter, more felt, ribbon etc whatever you like and whatever feels festive! Choose your design, then glue or sew into position.
Step 3: Place both sides together with the decorated sides on the outside and using wool or embroidery thread stitch the two together.
I have used a blanket stitch which is really easy even if you have never done it before. Simply push the needle through both pieces and make sure the length of thread is passed over the needle before pulling tight.
If that makes no sense then a detailed description of how to do a blanket stitch can be found at: http://www.wikihow.com/Sew-Blanket-Stitch
Step 4: Make sure you leave a loop at the top so you can hang your decoration and then choose where you want it to go on your tree!
My little girl had lots of fun decorating the felt shapes with glue and glitter which I later sewed together when they were dry.
You can even have a go using some cookie cutters to draw around to get some more interesting shapes.
Hope you have all been having fun putting your trees up and making your homes feel festive. These homemade decorations are always special to have especially the ones we have made together and I am so pleased with how they have turned out and how easy they were to achieve.
Happy decorating! 🙂