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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another No Sew Christmas Project -- Easy Felt Snowflake Ornament

Here is another fun, easy and inexpensive no-sew Christmas project that even the most craft-challenged person can make beautifully.

The supplies are very few and can be purchased at your favorite local craft store like Michael's or AC Moore for literally pennies.

All you need to purchase, or find in your stash if you have them, are a piece of white soft felt and a piece of colored eazy felt which is felt that has been stiffened. All other supplies you will probably already have at home.

Easy Felt Snowflake OrnamentInspired by Kristin's recent paper snowflake project over at Craft Leftovers, I got out my paper and scissors and started cutting. I had almost forgotten how fun it is to fold up paper and cut pieces at random from the edges, then unfold a masterpiece. So anyway, that's what you need to do to start. You can follow Kristin's designs, or do what I did and just wing it.

Easy Felt Snowflake OrnamentThen I pinned my paper snowflake onto my piece of white soft felt so it wouldn't move.

Easy Felt Snowflake OrnamentUsing a super fine Sharpie, I traced around the snowflake and all the little cut out sections.

Easy Felt Snowflake OrnamentUsing my very sharpest little scissors, I cut out the shape of the snowflake and all the little openings on the inside until I had a felt snowflake that looked just like my paper snowflake. Then I glued it onto the colored eazy felt using tiny dots of white glue at the tips and evenly spaced throughout the snowflake.

Easy Felt Snowflake OrnamentAfter cutting around the outside of the snowflake leaving a little of the blue around the edge, I threaded some gold metallic sewing thread through one of the points for a hanger.

These would be nice ornaments for your tree or to hang in windows. They would make pretty little gift tags too. You could let your children cut out paper snowflakes in their own unique designs and then use that as a pattern to turn their artwork into a nice little teacher gift or a very thoughtful gift for special friends or grandparents. Another way to use them would be to hang them from a wide ribbon like a banner or bunting over a doorway or mantle. The possibilities are endless. Be creative!

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Happy Stitching!

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  • These would be so cute attached to a gift, then the giftee could hang them on their tree afterwards! I think I would sprinkle a little glitter on too, just for fun :)

    By Blogger Sandra :), At December 6, 2008 at 9:07 AM  

  • Some other ways to embellish this pretty craft would be to embroider on the white snowflake in a color to match the background, or a pretty contrasting color, a simple running stitch around the snowflake. Also adding beads to the points or other places on the snowflake would give it some sparkle too.

    But let's encourage the craft challenged! Keep it simple - it's still pretty and very thoughtful!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At December 6, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

  • This is so cute. I think I do have some red and white leftover felt. I will do this with my son.

    By Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn, At December 6, 2008 at 3:48 PM  

  • Hello Mary Grace, very pretty snowflake.I love working with felt. Regards lyn

    By Blogger bluebird-lyn, At December 7, 2008 at 4:58 AM  

  • What a lovely snowflake MG!!! Could also stitch a white snowflake on each end of a scarf, and on a matching hat... Just a thought! 8-)
    The ideas are really endless hey!

    By Blogger MYRA, At December 7, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

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