Stuff 'n' Stitch

As easy as 1-2-3. Your little ones will enjoy sewing and gluing their favorite goodies on these easy tree decorations.
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What You Need:

Not just for the holidays, these
playful decorations can be hung
year-round.

  • Shaped cookie cutters of your choice
  • Colored oak tag or construction paper
  • Clear sheet of vinyl
  • Paper punch
  • Clear nail polish
  • Yarn
  • Variety of trim such as confetti, buttons, bows, bells, or cereal
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

1. Trace cookie cutter shape onto the colored paper. Place a sheet of clear vinyl atop traced shape and cut out.

2. Holding the paper and vinyl shapes together, punch holes around outside edge of each with a paper punch.

3. Brush one end of a 32-inch strand of yarn with clear nail polish. Allow to dry. Then, sew around the edges of the shape. When half of the shape is stitched, add filler such as confetti, buttons, or cereal.

4. Finish sewing. Knot the yarn ends on the back side. Trim ends or tape them to the back.

5. Add additional trims such as buttons, bows, and bells.

6. Add a hanging loop.

 

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