Handmade Felt Glove as Christmas Tree Ornament
Summary: This Christmas tree ornament idea is inspired by a paper hanging ornament. I do some improvement to make the felt glove much more vivid.
The counter down to 2013 Christmas holiday has begun! You might have well prepared Christmas tree, gifts, candies and drinks for this important yearly holiday. Don’t you want to add your own handmade ornaments to Christmas tree? Here is an original idea about making felt glove Christmas tree ornament.
The necessities for felt glove Christmas tree ornament :
Olive green felt
Bright yellow felt
1mm dark green nylon thread
6mm black glass beads
4mm ivory glass pearls
4mm golden spacer beads
White sewing thread
Red sewing thread
Instructions on the Christmas tree ornament idea:
Step 1: Adorn the wrist part of glove
1st, draw glove pattern on red felt and stripe on white felt;
2nd, cut out double glove patterns and one piece of white stripe;
3rd, glue the stripe onto one glove pattern, so the palm and wrist is divided;
4th, sew glass pearls onto wrist part, making a music note design.
Step 2: Adorn the rest part of glove
1st, draw half-droopy rabbit ears on yellow felt and heart shape on green felt;
2nd, cut out a pair of rabbit ears and double heart shapes;
3rd, glue rabbit ears onto the glove pattern;
4th, sew two black beads which will be the rabbit’s eyes;
5th, glue heart shapes symmetrically onto glove pattern, imitating rabbit’s beard;
6th, sew letter “m” beside rabbit;
7th, then sew beaded letter “a” and “s”, so the whole adornment looks like “Xmas”.
Step 3: Sew up the glove ornament
1st, change white sewing thread, and make blanket stitches along the edge of two glove patterns;
2nd, before finishing the stitches, stuff quilting or unused cotton materials into glove;
3rd, cut a piece of nylon thread and make a large loop;
4th, insert the loop between glove’s back and a small piece of red felt, glue all of them together.
The final glove shaped Christmas tree ornament looks like:
Tada! The red glove ornament is done. You may get lots of inspirations from Christmas store; when shopping, you need to mind the surrounding decorations and think about which ideas can be utilized in your Christmas tree ornament.