Christmas Crafting DIY Felt Baubles



Every year I pick different colours for our Christmas tree decorations and this year is no different. My secret is instead of buying new ornaments each year and spending lots of money I simply redecorate those that I already have.

This year I decided to use Dovecraft Christmas Felt to change the colour of the gold ornaments to green, red and white.

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I started with the following supplies several old Christmas tree baubles, a few sheets of Dovecraft Felt (one per ornament), a sheet of paper with printed tags from the First Edition Nordic Christmas pad, a few paper flowers, wooden buttons and pegs and some red and green twine from the Dovecraft 'Tis the Season collection.

Instructions


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1. Cut a square out of felt. It doesn't have to be a perfect one, just eyeball it and cut. Leave the rest of the felt for a different project, don't throw away.

2. Add twine to your ornament. Depending of where you plan to hang it (on a tree or somewhere around the house) use a long or short piece of twine. Make it a least a few inches longer than the existing thread is, but don't cut off the one there already is, you might need it next year.

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3. Wrap felt around the bauble, make sure to get twine out & use another piece of twine to tie felt with.

4. Cut a tag out of paper, add an eyelet (optional) and thread twine through

5. Tie twine into a little bow. Add one or a few paper flowers, curl their stems

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6. Cut or punch leaves out of double sided cardstock (the one I'm using is from the Nordic Christmas paper pad, I used Dovecraft Holly Leaves 2" punch to cut the leaves), score the leaves in the middle and fold them a bit, curl them, make them look a bit more realistic, if you have ink, ink up the edges a bit:

7. Adhere leaves behind the flowers. Finally add a wooden peg, some gems and maybe a button.

Your ornament is ready, hang it on your Christmas tree or around the house. And if you need a different colour of the ornament next year simply remove the felt and reuse your bauble again. I hope you’ll give this easy project a try!

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