Add a homemade touch of magic to the festivities with this gorgeous felt Christmas pudding decoration

How to make a Christmas decoration | Woman's Weekly | Craft | Sewing

This Christmas pudding decoration will look gorgeous on any tree, or even as a little gift for someone special.

All you need is a small amount of felt and thread to get started and, with a few simple sewing tips, you might find you want to hand sew all your decorations!

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Embroidery needle
  • Red embroidery thread
  • Felt in green, red, white and brown
  • Toy filling
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Red button
  • Tacky PVA glue

Instructions

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1. Cut out three circles all the same size, two from the brown and one from the white felt.

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2. Draw a wiggly line down the middle of the white circle and cut along this line to make the icing on the top of the pudding.

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3. Using some tacky PVA glue, stick the white felt icing to the brown felt circles.

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4. From the green felt cut out two small holly leaves and glue them to one of the Christmas puddings.

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5. Position the red button on top of the holly leaves and sew in place with the red embroidery thread and needle.

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6. Put the front and back puddings wrong sides together and, using the red embroidery thread and needle, blanket stitch around the edge.

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Click here for a step-by-step guide to blanket stitch.

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7. Pause in your stitching when you have a small gap remaining and stuff with the toy filling. Once stuffed, complete the stitching all the way around.

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8. Stitch the Christmas ribbon to the back of your pudding and then it’s ready to hang on your tree.
How to make a Christmas decoration | Woman's Weekly | Craft | Sewing