The other day, I had some bits & bobs on my desk, and 20 minutes to spare while I was waiting till it was time to head off to my son's first school nativity play (he was a sheep!). After fiddling around with the felt, came up with this idea. These are just so quick and easy to make, how can you not give them a go! All you need are-
selection of green felt
some small red felted balls (you can get these ready made, or even use a bit of cotton wool, painted or dyed with food colouring, or just wrap a bit of red wool yarn into a ball)
1. Cut some holly leaf shapes from the green felt, each about 1 1/2 inches (or 3cm) long,
2. Poke the ends of 2 or 3 of the leaves, into the middle of a cotton reel, and using the tip of the scissors, squeeze in a small, red felt ball to hold everything in place.
And that's it!, all done. No sewing, no glue, so after christmas they can easily be taken apart and you can have the cotton reels back.
Make as many as you want, if your cotton reels are bigger, just make the leaf size larger to match. Think I might make some all in white next!