November 17, 2011

Felt & Button Ornament Tutorial & FB Giveaway

I'm stuck in a weird place; in between brown and orange turkeys and red and green glitter.

It's a week until Thanksgiving and all I want to think about is wrapping presents and picking out my Christmas Tree. I'm always excited to pull out my Fall decorations and this year I am especially excited to put them away. Not sure why, but it probably has to do with stuff like this:
How cute are these Christmas Tree Ornaments?
{Inspired by these cuties from our Pinterest Christmas Board}
I'm loving how easy they are to make and how darling they turn out. With just some scraps of felt & ribbon, a needle & thread, buttons & stuffing, and a few minutes to spare, you too can make some handmade ornaments that would be a great gift (or gift topper) for your special someones.

**I'm so excited: We now have 100 facebook fans! So to celebrate and thank all of you, I am giving away a felt ornament!! Go to our facebook page and comment with your favorite thing about Christmas here to enter. Giveaway Now CLOSED.**

Wanna make your own? Here's how!
Cut triangles with pinking shears and rectangles from brown felt for the base of the tree. My triangles measured about 3.5 inches across the base and almost 5 inches tall.
Sew on buttons using one piece of embroidery thread for all the buttons.
Fold 5 inch ribbon tab in half and place on top of tree, and tree trunk on bottom and put right sides together
Hand-stitch using embroidery thread of choice- I love using accenting colors all the way around, leaving a gap to stuff with polyester fiberfill or your choice of stuffing
Leave a tail in the beginning and square knot the ends
and you are done!! Easy, peasy and super duper cute!

In other (Christmas-y related) announcements, I will be featuring some FABULOUS shops and artisans starting the day after Thanksgiving... you know, the day you go out really early in the morning to buy stuff for a great price? Sleep in and shop online (that's my motto!!)
So come back and check it out! And if you have a great Christmas gift idea, email me to be featured.
{Linking up}


Paxton said...

That is too cute! You are seriously the most cleverly crafty lady I know!

Marilyn said...

Sooo creative and beautiful.. I absolutely love this.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) --wishing ya a great start to your week. TY (officially following ya with smiles :))

Lisa said...

Such an adorable project!!

I'd love for you link up at my 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party going on now!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!
Lisa's Craft Blog

Mandy said...

So cute and so easy! I'd love for you to share this at a party that I have going on at Project Queen - "Christmas Craft Tutorial". I followed you over from Craftomaniac.

I'm your newest follower.


Julianna said...

Great idea! I'd love for you to link this up to my 25 Days of Ornaments linky party!

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

how fun, I am going to have my girl scout troop make these!!
I would love for you to come share these on our Christmas blog hop!
Thanks, so much!

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

thanks for sharing this with our Christmas blog hop!
@ aweemeenit

Chris said...

Hi Kirsti, what cute little Christmas tree, Christmas tree ornaments. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris