Monday, December 10, 2012

It's that time of year: Rick Rack Season!

Before putting up our little Christmas tree I realized we didn't have many toddler-safe decorations for my little guy to help hang up (and hopefully not chew on).  During his nap I pulled out from my crafty closet a pile of felt squares, my box of vintage rick rack and a wad of stuffing from an old bed pillow.  Rather then using those little metal hangers for them I sewed on a golden rick rack loop on each one. He had a grand time putting them up... and then pulling them down and putting them back up...


 

Want to make your own?!  Here is a lovely tutorial for felt ornaments on one of my favorite blogs-- The Dressmaking Diaries.  The main difference with her ornaments: she was patient and hand-sewed hers... I used the sewing machine all the way. 

3 comments:

  1. Oh I love them! ANd you're right "toddler safe ornaments" are not something you think about until it is time to put up the tree.

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    1. Thank you! They are so fun to make because you can't really go wrong with rick rack and a few triangles.

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  2. I like your felt ornaments. Especially the Christmas trees with the rick rack sewn on it are great. I think it must have been so nice to decorate the tree with your little boy and you won't forget that in your lifetime. Wish you a happy new year with your family and many cozy moments with your lovelies.

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