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Christmas ornament craft: A pretty addition to your Christmas tree

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Christmas ornament craft: A pretty addition to your Christmas tree

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You need:
Grey felt
Green sparkle felt
Embroidery floss (gold, white and green)
2 decorative snowflake buttons
Seed beads
Scrap satin ribbon
Scissors
Pins
Embroidery and beading needles

Find a detailed view of the front and back of the completed craft.

To make:
1. From grey felt, cut two 10 x 12 cm (4- x 5-inch) rectangles.

2. From green felt, cut one 7.5 x 9 cm (3- x 3 1/2-inch) rectangle; cutting from centre of one short end to opposite corners, trim into triangle for "tree."

3. Pin triangle to one grey rectangle. Place one snowflake button at top of tree and sew in place, catching top of triangle and knotting securely on reverse of grey rectangle.

4. Using two strands of gold embroidery floss, sew lines of chain stitching across tree, through both layers of felt, to create "garland."

5. Using doubled length of thread, sew beads to tree for "lights."

6. On second grey rectangle, using three strands of white embroidery floss, backstitch the date (2009).

7. Fold ribbon in half and centre at top of wrong side of second piece of felt. Tack in place with single stitch. Place second snowflake button on right side, over tacking stitch; stitch in place, securing both button and ribbon.

8. Place grey rectangles wrong sides together and pin around edges. Using three strands of green embroidery floss, blanket stitch rectangles together on all four sides.

Designer's notes:
• If desired, omit grey felt rectangles, instead making two tree shapes from green felt. Decorate trees as desired, then stitch together using green floss.

• Instead of embroidering date on back of ornament, you could add a name; use the ornament as a keepsake gift tag.

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