I offer your the easiest tutorial on making simple but striking decorations on a Christmas tree, it does not require special skills and knowledge. It is suitable for all ages, including children. You just need to be a little familiar with embroidery, and if you are not, this tutorial is a good reason to start learning. If you are going to embroider on Aida canvas, not on evenweave, as in the tutorial, I recommend to wash it for softness before framing in a pin keeper. You will certainly find all other materials at home or in a nearby store. Shall we start?
1. Prepare the necessary materials.
2. Make templates of a sheet of squared paper. For the house fold paper once, for the oval — twice, for the circle I used a mug for tea :) Cut two toy blanks of cardboard and felt using the templates. Glue the felt to the the cardboard with one side. Cut out fabric with a larger size for the back part using the template. If the fabric is thick, you may not glue felt. Since I have no sewing machine I process the edges of fabric and evenweave with a glue-pencil.
3. Sew the fabric with embroidery and the fabric for the back part with running stitches by the edge and slightly tighten. Insert the cardboard with felt and tighten even more. Pull the fabric with the thread. The edges of the house toy are glued with super glue, I don't really like this method of assembling, because I prefer a fully collapsible design.
4. Make loops for hanging of hemp. Attach them with double sided tape. Open the outer sticky layer and connect the parts. This will ensure their immobility, but will leave a free edge.
5. Stitch the details, inserting a snake trim. I sewed with glover's stitches with two movements shown in the photo. If you want to decorate the edge with a cord, first sew the details and then separately sew a cord.
6. I didn't like the connecting point of the snake trim and I tied bows.
Here are out finished Christmas decorations. They will undoubtedly bring a bit of cosy magic in your home!