TUTORIAL: felt & leather acorn christmas tree ornament

December 3rd, 2012

I really love handmade Christmas decorations (remember my 12 days of Christmas DIY’s last year?) – so i was really excited when Kelli began organizing a handmade ornament exchange with 10 bloggers.

SO fun!! I really can’t wait to see what everyone else has made!! Today we’re all posting our tutorials, so please be be sure to check them out:

It took all of my self control not to make anything holly themed (an obsession of mine), or Australiana themed (don’t want to drive you all crazy) – so i turned to another love of mine, acorns! Its kind of hilarious how much acorns feature as a Christmas/winter memory for me. We used to have two big trees on opposite ends of our backyard in Iowa, and around Christmas time Bunny’s favourite thing to do was watch the resident little squirrel running back and forth between those two trees stashing its acorns etc. So precious!

I tried a couple of different material combos, but felt+leather turned out to be my favourite after a bit of experimenting. I found some really amazing leather hide at a local market a few months ago, and i’ve been waiting and waiting to use it – this was the perfect project! I love the texture of the felt and leather together –  just so good!  i think it makes them a bit more interesting, and stops them from feeling “flat”

I promise it’s super easy (and quick!) – and if you can’t sew, you can use glue instead – anddddd i made a little pdf pattern for you to use :)

Okie dokie, lets get ornamenty! (is that a word?)

First things first, download the handy pattern sheet i made. You can get it in A4 size or letter size (click click on those linkie dinks)

Cut out your pattern pieces, and put it all together!

Annnnnd then make a tonne more!

Hang them in crazy places in your house…

… or most likely on your tree :)

 

9 Responses

  1. Ginger says:

    Oh, Megan, these are so sweet! I love the fun textures you get from combining the leather and felt! Very cool!

  2. maddie says:

    super cute! I can’t wait until you get mine!

  3. kelli says:

    these are awesome. Especially love the textiles you used. So happy you are participating. I can’t wait to get mine!

  4. Miranda says:

    Of course these are fantastic:) I’ve already got mine up on the tree and it’s one of my favorites ornaments already! xoxo

  5. Suzanne says:

    Adorable. And so easy you could make a ton for a small, special tree in your kid’s room.

  6. Jen says:

    Super cute, I’m going to hang it right next to my squirrel ornament…it’ll be perfect!!

  7. Mika says:

    I love the textures with this! And I could totally see a garland of these for all fall and winter long!

  8. dixie says:

    cute! and i even happen to have some leather scraps that are too small to do something with but these are the perfect size!

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