December 14, 2009

Easy peasy (no sewing involved!), cotton reel & holly ornament...,

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-

cotton reels
selection of green felt
scissors
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!

17 comments:

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

very cute!

Patricia Cass said...

This is so CUTE...love it!!

Gina said...

So simple yet so totally brilliant!

Bridget said...

Such a cute idea, thanks!

Kristy said...

Ummm...you've just given me an idea for place settings!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a cute idea! This is something anyone could make! Thanks!

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Im Estee said...

Fabulous idea. I think they're dead cute.

Lucy Jane Batchelor said...

So pretty. I have yet to begin Christmas decorations in our home... so this a real inspiration!

k's mumbo jumbo said...

Darling. The girls are always looking for ways to add to our decorations.

WoolenSails said...

That is a cute idea and you just reminded me, I bought a bag of mini spools, great idea for my mini tree.

Debbie

lucy said...

This is such a great idea I just love it!!!! Lucy x (Munyip Makes)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Over the top clever! Love it....

Warm Christmas blessings,
Spencer

vintage girl said...

hello:
wow
great idea!!thank you.
Hugs

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Gaelene's Creative Korner said...

Awwe, they're adorable and look so easy. Thanks for the tutorial!

Gaelene