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Make Your Own Christmas Decorations by Cath Kidston
Photocopy at 100% or trace these outlines to make paper
templates and use them to cut out the following felt shapes:
cut 2 large squares (present) from red felt
cut 4 rectangles (ribbon) from green felt
cut 4 flowers from pink felt
cut 4 flowers from blue felt
cut 4 flowers from cream felt
cut 1 small rectangle (gift tag) from cream felt

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations by Cath Kidston Published by Quadrille Publishing RRP £15 Photography by Claire Richardson

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  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 1
    Step 1

    Assemble all the materials, equipment and templates you
    need,

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using an air-erasable pen, trace the outline of each paper template onto the correct colour felt.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 3
    Step 3

    Following the outlines carefully, cut out all the felt shapes
    you need.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place 4 small flowers randomly over each of the red
    squares and work small edging stitches all the way round
    in cream thread.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place 2 more flowers in the corners of the red squares
    and work edging stitches part the way round. Trim away
    any excess felt.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 6
    Step 6

    Embroider a French knot in the centre of each flower in
    red thread.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place a green rectangle vertically over the red squares
    and work edging stitches along both sides in cream thread.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place another green rectangle horizontally over the red
    squares, one third of the way down from the top, and
    work edging stitches along both sides in cream thread.

  • Step 9

    Place both sides of the present together and work edging
    stitches all the way round in red thread, leaving a small gap
    at the top.

  • Step 10

    Fill the present with toy stuffing, but do not overfill.
    Use the rounded end of a pencil to push the stuffing gently
    into any curves or corners.

  • Step 11

    Stitch the gap to enclose the stuffing, adding the hanging
    loop of waxed cord. Knot the cord ends and work extra
    stitches over it to secure.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Gift Wrapped Present - Step 12
    Step 12

    Embroider the small cream rectangle with your chosen
    initials and stitch to one side of the present where the
    green ribbons overlap.

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ck
ck · Tehachapi, California, US
Cute! Hehe, my initials are CK. :3
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Krista B.
Krista B. · Hydesville, California, US · 44 projects
It's looking a felt like Christmas, make a 3D one for me PLEASE Happy
Krista B.
Krista B. · Hydesville, California, US · 44 projects
well I guess stuffing...but let's see anyhow ;)
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