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ornamentation: put the lights on the tree


Put the lights on the tree...put the ribbon on the wreath...call your grandma on the phone...

Ah, Songs for Christmas! It's always a joy to listen to music and make and decorate. Stitch up some sweet little lights and add them to your tree while you listen.

Lights1

Here's what you need:
Felt
Embroidery floss
Floral wire
Lights pattern PDF

Lights2

Cut out six pieces for the bulbs (I did 2 each of 3 colors) and three pieces for the holders.

Lights3

Stitch faces onto three of the bulb pieces.

Lights4

Hold (or pin) the bulb with a face with a plain bulb, then fold a holder piece over the top. Stitch all around the bulb, making sure you catch the holder really well with a few stitches. Repeat for the remaining bulbs.

Lights5

Twist some floral wire together, string the lights on, then form loops at each end of the wire.

Lights6

You're ready to put the lights on the tree!

16 comments:

  1. This is so adorable! And creative. :)

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  2. Hm. I think these just pushed the cuckoo clock of the favourites spot!

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  3. how sweet! thanks - cute as a gift topper for my nieces is what I am thinking!

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  4. Really cute. These are some of my favorites that you've done.

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  5. I'm pinning this for later. So cute! Thank you!

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  6. so cute! i love the idea of using them as gift toppers too :) anyone else having problems linking to the pdf?

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  7. Ah! Sorry that the link wasn't working properly. All should be fixed now.

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  8. Ah, love these - I'm addicted to felt! (and burlap!) The bulbs are just adorable, thanks for sharing, I'm off to look at the rest of your blog!

    Mary

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  9. Aww... I might have to find some time to make a few strands of these! So cute.

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  10. FAVORITE one so far SO CUTE

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  11. So very cute - these are definitely on my to do list.

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  12. Super, super CUTE!!!

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  13. Andrea11:56 AM

    OMG :D so cute!!!

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  14. Anonymous9:12 PM

    it's already jan and im browsing your blog kinda late (better late than never, right?)... this is so "flippin" cute!!!! im gonna make a super long strand and string my whole tree with it nxt xmas.

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  15. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your adorable Christmas light project! You can see it here:

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    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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  16. Sherry Searcy4:07 PM

    Thanks! will have fun making with my granddaughters!

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