Sunday, December 16, 2012
It seems like all of our grandmothers had a few of them; holiday corsages made of mini glass ornaments, metallic foil leaves, ribbon, garland, and other embellishments. I saw this pin from Martha Stewart and decided to make my own version! If you'd like to make a few as well, here's what you will need:
Felt in various colors. I used light blue, pink, and white.
Embroidery thread. I used metallic silver.
Assorted embellishments. I got these mini gifts and ornaments at Michael's.
Pin (not pictured)
Cut out holly leaf shapes from the felt. My leaves ranged in size from about 3 to 2.5 inches tall. Using a single strand of the embroidery floss, thread the needle and stitch the edge of the leaves with a back stitch. Stitch the veins if you'd like, or just the edges. Mix it up!
Tie a bow with coordinating ribbon. Try a traditional bow or a looped bow like the one I used. Add a few stitches in the center to secure the ribbon.
Choose the embellishments and decide on a layout. Stitch everything together or use a hot glue gun. Stitch or glue the pin to the back.
These would make great little handmade gifts. Add one to the top of a present, or make a few to give to dinner guests at your next holiday party!
Try making a few in different colors! I'm going to make a green one next.