Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mitten Ornaments

This morning marks the first snowfall (that I've seen) of the year!   My new fireplace is being installed as we speak and the large flakes are slowly making their way to the ground so naturally I'm feeling inspired.
Here's a tutorial for an adorable christmas ornament that will look great on your tree but also as a gift topper.  It's so easy to make and if you don't have a sewing machine, you can use glue.

What you will need:

Felt  -purchase at a craft store
Fur - bought  at Fabricland in the ribbon section
Stuffing - bought at Fabricland but you can even use cotton balls.
Thread or glue.


Download a template from the internet-  I used one from Better Homes and Gardens.  Then cut out two sides from your felt.

Sew around the edges leaving the top open.  You can do this by hand, machine or glue.

Now stuff your mitten.  I used quilters batting but you can use something as simple as a cotton ball.

Insert a ribbon loop for hanging, place the fur sticking out of the top and then sew a straight line across to secure it.  
I think these are adorable and so easy to make!