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Monday, January 21, 2013

Felt Star Ornaments

I first saw felt star ornaments in the Holiday magazine by Matthew Mead.  I knew that I could make them with vintage pieces that I had around the house.  So, since today was only 9 degrees outside, what better time to make them.

I used off white and khaki colored felt to create the vintage looking stars.  I found a great star template that had rounded corners like I wanted to use.  I got 3 stars per felt piece.  Years ago, I bought a ring of needlepoint thread from a sale for about $2.  You never know when the thread will come in handy.  Today was it!  I have every color imagineable.  I attached vintage aluminum reflectors with the thread and then attached vintage ball tree ornaments inside of the reflectors.  The balls were attached to a pipe cleaner so I put a hole through the felt and just bent the pipe cleaner to keep it attached.  I then stitched around the star with the needlepoint thread and filled it with craft fiberfill.  These will make great presents.  Too bad I won't give them out until next Christmas. 

These would make cute hanging valentine's also.  I may use the yo-yo fabric and vintage buttons pieces on the valentine's.  It's so much fun being creative.

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