Cookie cutters aren’t just for making cookies!
Cookie cutters make great patterns for making Christmas ornaments. Here’s how!
Materials and Supplies Needed:
- Cookie cutters
- Embroidery Floss
- Tracing pencils or pens
- Needles with big eyes
- Trace your cookie cutter shape onto a piece of felt. Trace 2 of each shape. Choose felt colors of your choice.
- Cut out both shapes.
- Place both of the felt pieces together. With your embroidery floss start stitching around each of the 2 shapes about 1/8th to about 1/4th from the edge. Stitch about 3/4 of the way around your shape. I used a running stitch which is the simplest stitch, going down on one side and up from the other. (Embroidery floss comes in strands of 6 threads. I used 4 threads of the 6, but the more threads you use the better it shows up on your ornament.) Hide the knot from your needle and thread between the two pieces of felt.
- When you’ve stitched about 3/4 of the way, stuff your ornament with a small bit of stuffing through the opening to give it texture.
- Stitch the last 1/4th of the way around the ornament to seal it. Hide the knot inside the ornament.
- To make a hanger, use your needle and thread to make a big loop at the top of the ornament and tie a knot. I had gold thread which I used for a hanger, but use whatever you have available.
- You can embellish your ornaments with buttons, other embroidery techniques such as French knots for bulbs, etc…
- Using larger needles with big eyes may help an older person to thread and use the needle.
- Running stitches can be any size you wish. Whatever is easiest for your loved one to do.