Snowman and Gingerbread Christmas Tree Ornaments

Each of these tree ornaments is made with the same basic ideas and by using a different material color or type and small differences in their accessories.

Snowman Ornament

Materials:

White felt
Black felt
Poly-Fill
White, black and orange embroidery Thread
Scrap material (for scarf)
Buttons
Gold string
Hot glue gun and gun
Embroidery needle

  1. To make the snowman you start by cutting out your snowman’s body from a folded piece of off-white felt so that you end up with to identical shapes.
  2. Then begin by blanket-stitching the two pieces together with embroidery thread leaving a small hole at the top. Through that hole you stuff the body until it slightly puffy (you can use a stick to gently poke stuffing into arms and legs).
  3. Using a small scrap of material make a scarf and tie and glue to snowman’s neck.
  4. Then cut two hat shapes out of black felt and place on either side of his head and glue into place and glue a small flower to his hat.
    Using black embroidery threads make a small stitch for each eye and some for the mouth. Orange embroidery thread is used to stitch back and forth from one focal point into a triangular shape fro the nose.
  5. Glue on a few button’s down the front to dress him up.
  6. Then finally sew on a piece of gold string to the back for a way to hang him on the tree. You can add a little poem as like this one to make him more personalized.

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Gingerbread Man Ornament

Materials:

Carmel Material (of choice)
Poly-Fill
White embroidery thread and needle
Scrap material
Buttons
Fabric paint in white and black
Hot glue gun and glue

  1. To make the Gingerbread Man you start by cutting out your body from a folded piece of caramel fabric (I used some upholstery material) so that you end up with to identical shapes.
  2. Then begin by blanket-stitching the two pieces together with embroidery thread leaving a small hole at the top.
  3. Through that hole you stuff the body until it slightly puffy (you can use a stick to gently poke stuffing into arms and legs).
  4. Using a small scrap of material tied in the middle to make a bowtie and glue to Gingerbread Man’s neck.
  5. With black and white fabric paints make dots for eyes with smaller white dots for accents and then draw in mouth.
  6. Glue on a few button’s down the front to dress him up.
  7. Then finally sew on a piece of string to the back and hang him on the tree.

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