Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Felt Christmas Pudding


Oooh, what a lovely Christmas craft I have to show you.


I'm taking part today, at gorgeous Gwen's blog, in:

Haul Out the Holly,Gwenny Penny,Christmas tutorials

This year, I'm only posting easy but gorgeous crafts 
- no one wants a huge project looming over them a week before the big day.

Did I say a week?
{Or should that be 'Wha'? Eek?!!'}


This will take you maybe ten minutes
...and will make you feel so warm and fuzzy inside.
{A perfect break from sorting out those dang fairy lights.
Step away from the hammer....}


You'll be needing the following:


Felt: white, green and brown.
Three red buttons
Coordinating embroidery thread and needle
Glue
Stuffing

Draw a circle on the brown felt and cut out.
{I used a bowl as a template. 
The size of your circle will determine the size of your pud.}


Using the embroidery thread, tack around the outside of the circle, about 1/2" in from the edge. Leave two long threads at each end.


Add your stuffing to the centre of the brown felt circle. Pull on the threads to close the circle and form a fat pudding shape. When you're happy with the look, knot the threads together and snip short.


Cut out an icing shape using the white felt.


Sew three red buttons onto the centre in a triangle.


Sew two green-felt holly leaves using two strands of thread onto the 'icing'.


Sew on a large loop at the centre to form the hanger.


Glue the icing onto the pudding....
{If only the Christmas dnner was this easy...
'Simply take the ingedients out of the freezer and stick onto plates'}


And finally, and most importantly, take time to feel extremely proud of your quick and gorgeous felt Christmas pudding!

The other day on Facebook
{have you joined us there yet?}

'Take time to enjoy your hard work.'
{Or not-so-hard in this case...}



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32 comments :

Brandi said...

Such a cute ornament, Sarah! I love working with felt! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

mmmm... pudding! :)

Bee happy said...

I love it, so simple but so cute!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I just love this, Sarah. And I never would have guessed that it is so easy to make. Adorable! Oh, and I love your top Christmas tip, too... easy to forget :) Thanks so much for being a part of Haul Out the Holly!

Cindy said...

That is SO pretty! I love it, and it is so very simple to do, isn't it. You are so inspiring, lady!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

gives me an idea for a plum pudding inspired pinkeep...thanks. Susan

adventuresindinner said...

So cute and took considerably less time than making my actual pud!
:-)

At The Picket Fence said...

Hello friend! :-) I'm catching up on your last few posts and just love all of your wonderful projects. This ornament is absolutely darling and such a clever idea! Hope you are enjoying this magical time of the year!
Vanessa

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, you should be proud! It's adorable. And very English too.
I can't beleive how easy it goes together too.
Thanks for sharing it with us!
Kimberly

chris said...

So sweet, so British, and so you, Sarah. Love it!

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you, Sarah, for this lovely fast tutorial. Makes such a sweet present!

michelle said...

So adorable and festive my dear, I love it!!!
xoxo

Pretty at Heart said...

Oooh, think even I could manage that one!! Luv it, just need to find the time now though!
-x-

loveandlilac said...

Smashing, love it, and so simple!

CHRIS said...

They are super delightful. Can I do a few in between the sweet birds and the handmade cards and the apricot balls and the Santa from last year who needs his fur trim !!! xx

GoldenValley50 said...

Just so cute Sarah! With the temperature here hitting 33C and the humidity through the roof - I'm thinking perhaps felt watermelons rather than puddings might be more appropriate. Now there's an idea! ;)Sharyne

Kate said...

Beautiful ornament - thanks for sharing.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Absolutely adorable. Modern Dickens, I love it!

Michele said...

Very cute! Reminds me of something my great-aunt or grandmother would make. Lovely!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Is this the "Oh, bring us some figgy pudding" variety? We don't really make Christmas pudding in the States. I think we are probably missing out on a real treat.

Christy is home for Christmas . . . that is pudding enough for this mama.

Merry Christmas, sweet Sarah.

Fondly,
Glenda

Dawna said...

Thanks for sharing...do you have rum sauce on your Christmas puddin? Have a happy day :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

No rum sauce - just plenty of cream!

Sarahx

Robynne's Nest said...

G-gorgeous!! Robx

The Cloth Shed said...

Great idea Sarah...I am going to try and make a big one from some scraps of old tweed..should be interesting!
Thanks for sharing....
Julie x

ImSoVintage said...

this is adorable and soooo easy.
Laura

Bluebells and Lavender said...

So easy, will remember this for next year!

MariCrea said...

Nice felt pudding
Enjoy a sweet weekend
Mari

le@thirdontheright said...

super cute and won't put the calories on :) le xox

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVED this little felt Christmas pudding - such a delightfully sweet addition to any Christmas decorations; and so eye-catching in its simplicity. It made me smile hugely - with happiness! Thank you for posting it, Sarah. I love reading your blog - it makes pretty compelling reading, I have to say - such variety, and so many original, innovative ideas. Thank you. - Angela

lizzybradbury said...

That is the cutest Christmas decoration I've seen this year!

Lizzy x

Meera @ firstsense said...

Aww that is SOOO cute!! xx

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