Holiday Ornament Swap

I was excited to sign up in time for Freshly Baked and Cake & Pie’s Third Annual Holiday Ornament Swap. I’ve missed it every other year.

This wasn’t my original idea, but the first try didn’t really work out. So I decided to focus on supplies I already had in the house. These little trees are the combination of a felting project gone wrong and embroidery thread left over from my friendship-bracelet-making days.

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I used the 2nd largest shape from The Small Object’s Stacking Fabric Trees template. I whip-stitched the cones closed with coordinating embroidery floss & then either embroidered stars or french knots in red & yellow. I threaded rickrack through the cone’s opening & added a bell on the inside for some fun. The bottoms are stitched closed with some coordinating wool felt left over from a stocking project a few years ago.

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