So the kids will be home soon for weeks, right? I used to bake a lot with my girls when they were younger, but these days, we are not eating as much sugar as we used to and the cookies go to waste. If you’re in a similar situation, maybe you’re looking for some crafty things to do. If you have a little felt and some buttons, grab your glue gun and get started on these felt ornaments.

You can create a template to make certain of a uniform size. But I found it easy to cut out a triangle on my own. Besides, I’m not fond of uniformity. But you WILL need two pieces that are the same size—one for backing because you are going to stuff some poly fill inside.

  • Gather your buttons and place with the placement of them. I found that you colors that pop so contrast is key.
  • I’ve seen these ornaments done elsewhere where they sew the buttons on and if that’s what you wish to do, go for it. As for me, I used my glue gun and it worked out well.
  • Also, don’t forget to glue on your trunk and your string for hanging.
  • I decided to sew the edges, even though I’m not a good sewer. I think it adds to the charm.
  • I sewed about half way around, then filled it will poly fill. Then I finished sewing around the edges.
  • You can get even more creative and fancy with this. (Or more simple.)You can use glitter, jewels, and scrapbooking embellishments. You can stitch embroidery. You can make different shapes besides the Christmas trees too. There’s just no end to what you can do with this.

No matter how you choose to handle it, remember to have fun. Perfection is not the end game here—it’s to make some great memories. Have a great Holiday Season!

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Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel

“Bryan’s voice is rich with empathy, suspense, and Southern charm.” –Ellery Adams, New York Times bestselling author

Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators determine she was poisoned, the luxury cruise veers toward disaster as Sheila becomes the number one suspect–or was she really the intended victim? Just as the croppers begin un-wrapping the truth, a storm strands them at sea, and they’ll find it’s harder than ever to survive the holidays with a killer on deck. . .

Praise for Mollie Cox Bryan

“A satisfying and surprising read.” –Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author on Scrapped

“Thought-provoking and well-paced. . . A great story, well told!” –Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft mysteries on Scrapped

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Includes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!

 

 

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