I was recently inspired by this post on noodle-head.com and decided to try my hand at making some scrappy tree ornaments like the ones she made. I found I could make them quickly with very little materials. I already had a large amount of brown felt leftover from another project, so I cut them into the appropriate shapes (get the printable template on noodle-head.com).
Then all I needed was a few cute pieces of festive holiday fabric. You barely need any…just some small scraps will do… (small print works best)
And a little bit of ribbon….
And you’re ready to sew!
It’s pretty simple. Sew the tree scraps to one piece of felt first. Then sew the two pieces of felt together with a ribbon at the top for hanging. One nifty trick is that you stuff a little bit of batting into the ornament while it’s still on the needle, just before continuing on to sew the third and final side of the felt together.
Viola! Cute, rustic ornaments that take about 5 minutes to make. I made mine in a very speedy fashion and they are far from the perfect little trees posted on noodle-head.com, but I kind of like that they look handmade and rustic.
A couple of other ideas I had regarding this project:
I made one without the ribbon loop at the top and gave it to my kitties as a toy. I would like to make another one for them, but put a little catnip in with the batting.
These would be great with some kind of scented item on the inside. Maybe some cinnamon?