I am always playing around with crafty ideas during the month of December. Creating cute gifts for my friends and family is something that fills my heart with Christmas cheer. That’s why when I was digging through the fabric box and I stumbled across some forest green corduroy inspiration struck me and I simply had to create this adorable miniature Christmas tree ornament!
What You’ll Need:
- Two postcard-sized swatches of green fabric
- Paper to make a Christmas tree pattern
- Small beads
- Needle and Thread
- A stick (I sourced mine from the backyard)
- Other sewing notions
- First, cut out two postcard-sized pieces of green corduroy and lay them right sides together.
- Fold the paper in half, draw the vertical half of a Christmas tree on it, and then cut out the shape with scissors. Lay the pattern out flat across the top of your fabric.
- Cut out the Christmas tree shape from both pieces of fabric.
- Sew (right sides together) all the way around the edge of the tree leaving the bottom of the tree open (as shown).
- Turn it right side out and use a pencil to push the branches of the tree outward to a point.
- Stuff the tree.
- Begin blind stitching the bottom shut with a needle and thread, when you get to the middle where you want to stick the trunk in, add some glue, carefully place the trunk and continue blind stitching around it until the bottom is completely sealed.
- Use a needle and thread to sew sequins on like this:
- Use an embroidery floss loop as the hanger, sew it to the top of the tree. Finally, wrap it up and give it as a gift, or add it to your own tree! As always, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will share it with your crafty friends. Have a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year! Glamour shots…