We love a quick and satisfying project. They make a nice palate cleanser between bigger sewing projects and are a great way of using up fabric scraps too!
I thought I’d get a head start on our Christmas decs and make some fun bright baubles for the tree using some of our felt sheets, hotfix fabric and pom pom makers! Want to know how I did it…read on!
I used a roll of packing tape as a circular template and cut two circles of felt for each bauble.
I then used craft punches to punch out shapes from our hotfix fabric (you can do this by hand if you don’t have a craft punch)
The hotfix irons onto the felt nicely, but I used a piece of fabric as a pressing cloth to ensure I didn’t scorch the felt. Then have fun with cutting some creative shapes and designs! layered up circles and scalloped edges look really good.
I layered up felt and glued it with a glue gun (you could add stitching though which would also look great!) Add the second circle as your backing and start stitching around the bauble with a blanket stitch and some embroidery thread. Leave a gap to stuff it with some toy stuffing or fabric offcuts.
I then added some pom poms to the top of the bauble with a few stitches and some pretty ribbon or twine to hang them from the tree!
These are a super easy and fun craft. These would be a great little activity to do with kids over half term and would also make fabulous tags for really fancy gift wrap!
If you make these we would love to see them! Give us a tag on social media #samanthaclaridgestudio
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