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Monday, December 12, 2011

CRAFTS WITH ANASTASIA-- COOKIE CUTTER TREE ORNAMENTS



Cloris uses cookie cutters to make cookies, but I have another use for them. Cookie cutters make great templates for making felt Christmas tree ornaments. Here’s how:

(Note: I used star shaped cookie cutters for the model, but these ornaments could also be made from tree, gingerbread man, wreath, or heart shaped cookie cutters.)

Materials:
two sizes star shaped cookie cutters, scraps of lt. brown felt, scraps of white felt, fabric marker, an assortment of 5mm pompoms, tacky glue, DMC #8 white Perle Cotton, embroidery needle, small amount of fiberfill.

1. Trace the larger cookie cutter onto the lt. brown felt. Trace the smaller cookie cutter onto the white felt. Cut out the three shapes.

2. Glue the white star centered over one lt. brown star. Glue pompoms randomly onto the white star. Allow to dry.

3. Using Perle Cotton and beginning at one point of the star, blanket stitch the lt. brown shapes together around the star, stopping before coming all the way around. Stuff a small amount of fiberfill into ornament, then finish the blanket stitch. Make a hanging loop of the Perle Cotton at top of star before trimming excess thread.


2 comments:

The Cat From Hell said...

Great idea! I was thinking of making some ornaments special for the cats for the bottom of the tree. These would be purrfect!
Nellie's Mom

Liz said...

Fun project.