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Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

Felt Christmas Tree Ornament

Felt Christmas Tree Ornament

I signed up a month or more ago for the #trimthetree ornament swap on Flickr. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and looking for ideas, but I didn’t actually decide what to make until yesterday when I saw this photo by monda loves¬†on Flickr:

Felt trees for honda loves

Felt trees from monda loves on Flickr

I had to buy some felt to use as the base because I didn’t have any at home. But I had a lot of trim!

Bits and pieces of trim

Bits and pieces of trim

I started with a 4 inch wide strip of felt and started adding strips of fabric. Once there was fabric strips all sewn down across the felt, I added other things like yarn and rick rack and ribbon.

Fabric sewn down

Fabric sewn down

Other trim added

Other trim added

I did a strip each of red and green.

I did a strip each of red and green.

Once I was happy with these, I used a triangular ruler to cut these pieces into triangles.

Cutting the strips into "trees".

Cutting the strips into “trees”

At first I thought I would sew them together with a red side and a green side and so I cut them lined up with one another this way. But then I decided to make them either red or green. So far, I only have the green ones done. They are double sided.

4 ornaments ready to swap

4 ornaments ready to swap

I had fun with the tree trunks too. I used parts of zippers and some wool and leather I had left over from this project.

I had these star beads that were perfect for the top.

These were a lot of fun to make and I think they are pretty cute. I hope my swap partners think so!

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