For my new Christmas tree theme I found some sweet ornaments at IKEA that are very traditional Scandinavian and very simple. So I bought some, but thought it would be fun (and economical) to make some of my own! I was inspired by this post as well.
I used some inexpensive felt sheets from Hobby Lobby and some embroidery
thread to add details. I did a blanket stitch around the edges and
very lightly filled them with stuffing. I've done a blanket stitch
before, but needed some refreshing so I used this youtube video, if you're interested. :)
I sort of forgot how small my tree was, so I didn't need to make too many to fill up my empty spaces. I thought I would make a bunch that were similar, but it was too fun coming up with new shapes and patterns! My favorite one is the star I made for the top of the tree. I think its perfect.
And then when I put on my tree skirt it just looked so flat and limp, so my mother-in-law helped me fluff it up with some blankets and pillows. (sorry about the cords in the back, no excuses today)
And the whole tree shot: (minus the star on top. . . this was taken on Sunday before the star was made, but I like that its taken in natural light, which is a luxury I don't have during the week!)
Have you set up your Christmas tree yet?