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Fri 23

Felt Ornaments
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Crafty Friends!

I can't stop making these fun, felt ornaments using the new Memory Box Winter dies.  I love needlework and these dies work beautifully with, among other things, felt. You won't believe how easily the dies cut into the felt---like butter!  Take a look at all the fun I've been having...

Red Felt Stocking- JGriffiths_edited-1

 The stitching was done with embroidery thread and it's super easy, why?  Because the die actually cuts the stitching holes for you!  It takes all the guesswork out of where to place the threaded needle and the spacing.  Thank you Memory Box....you're making it easy for us!

Stocking Heart_edited-1

 This is one of my favorites--the Plush Mitten.  To create a hanging tree ownament as shown, just stitch a ribbon loop to the top so it hangs on a branch.  How fun would it be to add pine scented oil to the cotton batting used to stuff the ornaments.  Since I didn't have any batting I just added cotton balls--easy peasy!

Grey Mitten-JGriffiths_edited-1

And... one more.  A pretty snowflake stocking.  These would be easy to customize --just add die cut felt letters (alphabet dies).  These would also make a pretty gift tag on a special gift bag or box.

Winter Stocking-JGriffiths_edited-1

Can I tell you a little secret?   I experimented with other fabrics (muslin, cotton, flannel etc) but then I picked up a roll of white bamboo paper towels (a great find from my visit to the county fair this summer) and it cuts like a dream.  If you're familiar with bamboo paper towels, you know they are touted as reusable because they are so durable.  The best results came from wool or wool-blend felt but check your craft room stashes for other options.  

Now I'm off to make more!  Next up...the snowmen!

Happy Friday Everyone! Jennysig



Great use of these dies. Such cute inspiration. Will really be making some of these for the family this year! x

These are adorable! I especially love the mitten too!

Your ornaments are so pretty....just love them. I like using alternative materials. I've never heard of bamboo paper towels...sounds interesting. Will keep my eyes open for them.

Beautiful and inspiring Jenny - I just bought floss and senior moments needles to make these!

Wow! These all look amazing!

Thanks Mac...they are so fun to make! Perfect for holiday ornament exchanges and tree trimming.

Hi Sonia, I love this mitten too and plan to make them in many colors---too fun!

Thank you Jan, You might find the bamboo paper towel on those "As seen on TV" stores and sites. My local swap meet has a booth selling such items. Good luck!

Hi Jean, Thanks! I got carried away with all the colors of floss so I guess I'll have to make more--hee hee. Senior moments needles?????

Thanks Christine, Hope you make some too---they're easy and fun!

Magnificent creation! congratulations!

These are just the cutest and having the stitching lines already would make it go even faster. Thanks for the tip about the bamboo paper towels, I have found that wool felt is the best to cut with dies through my experimenting too.

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