So it’s December, Christmas is coming, and I just realized I haven’t posted an original Christmas project of my own yet! How did that happen?
I love felt. It comes in so many colors, it doesn’t fray and it’s fun to play with. Kinda sounds like Playdough. Anyway, here’s what I did with it last week.
To make this angel, you’ll need three small pieces of felt and a piece of wire that’s about 14 inches long.
Print this pattern. Cut out two of each piece. Sew like pieces together using a running stitch, about 1/4” or slightly less from the edge, and contrasting embroidery thread. Tie small knots for her eyes, hiding the ends of the thread inside her head.
Fold the wire in half, then twist it a few times so you have a 1” loop.
Slide the head onto the wire so it’s between two stitches at the top of the head and the ends are on either side of a stitch at the bottom of the head. Push it all the way to the top, where the twist starts.
Slide the body on the same way, pushing it up next to the head.
Using a pair of needle-nosed pliers, curl the feet up, using about an inch of wire at the bottom of each leg.
Attach the wings using hot glue, making sure they are glued to both the head and body.
I think these would make cute gift tags. If you’re a talented embroideress, you could stitch the recipient’s name onto the dress!