First Ornament of Christmas (vintage felt ice skater)
Second Ornament of Christmas (easy DIY poinsettia)
Third Ornament of Christmas (scroll-sawed snowflakes)
Fourth Ornament of Christmas (plastic canvas poinsettia & birdie)
Fifth Ornament of Christmas (bedazzled felt boot)Â
SixthÂ Ornament of Christmas (painted puzzle piece candy cane & snowflake)
SeventhÂ Ornament of Christmas (lace & pipe cleaner wreaths)
Eighth Ornament of Christmas (retro felt bird)
Ninth Ornament of Christmas (felt horse head)
Tenth Ornament of Christmas (pipe cleaner angel)
Today, I’m going to show you how to make an easy ornament for the fisherman in your life. After making this, bobbers are going to be your new favorite craft supply!
2 small fishing bobbers
less than a quarter yard of dark green felt
needle & thread
Draw a holly leaf pattern on the non-waxed side of some freezer paper. Iron it onto the right side of some felt. Carefully cut out the pattern right along the leaf shape. Repeat the ironing and cutting process three more times, creating a total of four felt pieces.
Line up two of the pieces and sew them together as shown by hand or using a sewing machine – the latter is much faster. Repeat to create the second holly leaf. Line up the two leaves and sew them together along the stitching lines.
Thread a hand sewing needle, knot one end, and sew it through the leaves, creating a large loop. Grab one of your bobbers. They’re spring loaded and pressing the black tip reveals a little hook. Hook it onto the loop of thread. Note that when you stop pressing the tip. the hook recoils and doesn’t shift much on the thread. Pull the loop tight, adjusting the bobber’s position if needed. Create a second loop and attach the second bobber.
Secure the end of the thread on the back of the ornament. The bonus about this ornament is that if you look at it straight on, it looks like a Muppet monster!