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Holiday Crafts
You can make these simple tree decorations in
pretty red and green gingham fabric and then
decorate them with lengths of ribbon to hang
from your tree. You could also add some further
embellishment in the form of tiny buttons and
beads if you wish. If you have time, making
enough of these decorations to cover your
Christmas tree will create a really stylish look.

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  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Gingham Tree Decorations - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using a template, trace
    the tree motif onto the piece of paper
    with the pencil. Cut out the tree
    template, pin it to the gingham fabric,
    and cut out the tree shape with the
    scissors. (Fold the fabric in half so that
    you can cut out two layers at a time.)

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Gingham Tree Decorations - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay the ribbon trim along the bottom
    straight edge of the tree on one layer
    of the fabric, about 3⁄4in (2cm) from the
    edge, and stitch into position. You can
    either sew the ribbon to the fabric by
    hand or use the sewing machine.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Gingham Tree Decorations - Step 3
    Step 3

    With right sides facing stitch the tree
    shapes together using the sewing
    machine. Leave an opening of around
    3in (8cm) on the bottom straight edge of
    the fabric to insert the filling. Trim and
    notch the corners of the fabric and turn
    to the right side. Cut a length of ribbon,
    measuring 4in (10cm), fold it in half, and
    stitch it to the top of the tree to form the
    hanging loop.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Gingham Tree Decorations - Step 4
    Step 4

    Insert the stuffing into the bottom of
    the tree shape. Use a pencil or knitting
    needle to push the stuffing inside the
    decoration. Stitch the opening closed
    by hand to finish.

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