Wednesday, 12 November 2014

DIY - Felt Christmas Ornaments from Marc

 
It's time to get your Christmas crafting on (if you haven't already)!
 
Our little monsters are at it again (they had a fab Halloween) and have really gotten into the Christmas spirit! We've made our Christmas Monsters into Ornaments, but you can easy leave out the ribbon and your little monsters can use them as small world toys! We used buttons again and if you make some for your little monsters to play with, please make sure really little monsters don't suck on them- buttons are choking hazards! If you can't get a hold of small button hearts, just use felt.

Snowman Felt Ornament
Monster Snowman loves his big carrot nose (you can make yours smaller)! He's very simple to put together- Start by attaching his face and hair, then add his eyes, nose and button detailing. Pin his arms, ear muffs and ribbon into place and start sewing him up. Just before your finished sewing him up add a little stuffing to make him fat, sew reaming opening together!

For the ear muffs, I used a sliver elastic band and sewed it onto the green felt before I sewed it all together, just to give it extra support.
Christmas Pudding Felt Ornament
Christmas Pudding Monster has been eaten! I think it was the Red Nose Reindeer, or maybe himself with the cheeky tough sticking out!  He's very simple to put together- Start by attaching his face and hair along with the white icing! Then add his eyes, tongue, leaves and button detailing. Pin the ribbon into place and start sewing him up. Just before your finished sewing him up add a little stuffing to make him fat (not too much, you lose the bit detailing), sew reaming opening together!

Gingerbread Felt Ornament
Gingerbread Monster is ready for Christmas dinner with his cracker party hat! He's very simple to put together- Start by attaching his face and hair along with the white icing! Then add his eyes, cheeky smile, green zig-zags and button detailing. Pin the ribbon into place and start sewing him up. Just before your finished sewing him up add a little stuffing to make him fat sew reaming opening together! Finish by sewing on his party hat on the back of his head!

I freehand cut his green  zig-zags detailing by cutting little triangles in a row.

For his Party Hat I placed the pattern on a folded piece of felt and cut out the two layers together, making sure not to cut the folded side.
 
Red Nose Reindeer Felt Ornament
He's very simple to put together- Start by attaching his face and hair, then add his eyes, nose to his face. For his head pin his antlers and sew the left hand side together, leaving the rest open- give him a little stuffing in his head. Add the button detailing, pin the tail and sew body together, leaving the neck area open- add a little stuffing to make him fat. Now you need to pin the head, ribbon and body together. Make sure to push the begging and end of the ribbon into the bottom and top of his neck, with the front showing the out line of his head and the back showing the whole ribbon. Sew the ribbon in place and rest of the detail on his face. Add little jingle bell to the bottom of the ribbon.  

1: Make sure to push the begging and end of the ribbon into the bottom and top of his neck, with the front showing the out line of his head and the back showing the whole ribbon. 2: The ribbon will go up the back of his neck, make a loop and then come back down the front of his neck.
 
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