Spruce your Christmas tree up with some new decorations this year.
This craft project is a perfect one to involve the kids in. Let them help cut the shapes, select the colours and older children can sew them together. With a few simple supplies and some easy sewing you will have a tree full of cookie cutter decorations.
- Cookie cutters for templates – I have used a gingerbread man, heart, star and a round cookie cutter. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any cookie cutters and instead hand draw some simple cookie sized shapes to use as templates. Other shapes that would work well are tree shapes and diamonds.
- Felt – tan colour (for biscuits) and assorted colours for the icing on top of the decorations and to decorate the gingerbread man. I use a wool blend felt but acrylic felt is cheaper and would work well.
- Sewing thread
- Cut out tan felt using cookie cutters as your template (make them larger or smaller to suit your preferences). You will need two pieces for each decoration.
- Hand sew around the shapes, leaving a small opening for lightly stuffing your decoration. Sew opening closed.
- Cut another shape slightly smaller than the first in a coloured felt. This will be the icing on your decoration. Hand sew on top of decoration.
- Decorate the gingerbread man shape with black round eyes, and felt buttons and then sew on a smiley mouth in black or red thread.
- Cut a 20 cm piece of ribbon and fold in half. Sew the two ends of the ribbon onto the top of the decorations. Now you can hang your decorations up.
Hint: Make your decorations even more special by sewing on beads and sequins to the icing felt.
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