Wool Tree Ornaments

Wool Tree Ornaments
Wool Tree Ornaments
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I made these tree ornaments from a felted/fulled wool sweater last year and gave them to my family members for their handmade gifts. You can find wool sweaters by the dozens at thrift stores. Wash in hot water and dry in the dryer to shrink them into fabric that can be cut and sewn and won't unravel. These cute trees are a great way to show off your button stash, too!

What you need

Wool sweater, $3-5 at thrift store
Assorted buttons
Embroidery floss or ribbon for hanging
Total cost: $4 for about a hundred ornaments (if you use the whole sweater to make them)!

What you do


Wash and dry wool sweater to felt it. Repeat if necessary.

Cut tree shapes (triangles) and trunk shapes. I used the contrasting cuff cut in strips for the tree trunks. Use two matching triangles and one trunk piece for each tree.

Sew buttons as desired on front tree triangle piece.

Sandwich tree trunk piece at bottom between front and back tree pieces, and ribbon for hanging at top. Triangle pieces should be placed with right sides facing out. Sew around perimeter of triangle.

 

About The Author

Heather Mann is the crafty brainchild of the marvelous blog Dollar Store Crafts. Reprinted with permission.