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New Year's crafts with children: soft fur-tree toys

Traditional Christmas tree decorations made of glassthey look, of course, beautiful, but at the same time they are not too safe for children. An original alternative can be soft felt toys, which you can easily make yourself. Most parents are familiar with the internal contradictions that arise on the eve of the New Year's celebration. On the one hand, there is a desire to decorate the Christmas tree, and not only the Christmas tree, with traditional shiny glass balls and stars, and on the other hand, there is a fear for the safety of the smallest households, who will definitely want to touch or even taste these balls. Related Articles To create a festive and at the same time safe decor, soft textile toys that you can make with your own hands will help you. Today we will tell you how to make a cute Christmas tree decoration out of felt in just 15-20 minutes. Everything you need to createChristmas trees-pendants are green and brown felt fabric, threads, a ball of cotton wool and multi-colored buttons. If you want to make a stationary decoration, then also look for a wooden stick and any object or fragment of material that can become a reliable base. Step 1 Draw or print the template on thick paper. Using it, draw the outlines of the tree onto the felt and cut out the necessary details. To create one toy, you will need two carved tree silhouettes and one rectangular piece of brown felt for the trunk. Step 2 Lay out multi-colored buttons on each side of the future tree - they will play the role of toys. Then sew them tightly. Step 3 Fold the halves of the Christmas tree and start sewing them along the contour, without touching the bottom for now. When you sew one of the sides, insert a jute loop between the tops of the tree, grab it with a thread and sew the other half of the toy. Now put some cotton wool inside the tree for volume, and between the bottom edges - a felt trunk. Sew the bottom edges of the tree. Related articles If you are making not a pendant, but a figurine, then before putting cotton wool inside, wind it on a thin wooden stick, and forget about the felt barrel. All is ready! You can hang your felt tree on a decorative Christmas tree or put it on a shelf, after fixing the stick leg, for example, in a large wooden bead or coil. In a similar way, you can make felt toys of any other shape, for example, in the form of a bell, snowflake, heart or bunny. cuddlybuddly.com

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