>Part 2: Advent Calendar: Holly Berries Ornamnet


holy berry ornament


  • Felt, green and red
  • Sequins or other embellishments if you don’t want red felt berries
  • Pearl cotton embroidery thread or thread to your liking (colors I used : green:368 red:321)
  • Needle
  • Thimble, if you use one
  • Scissors
  • Optional punches / die cutter

Steps: (sorry; bad lighting in my sewing room I know, but that is how it is)

  1. Draw your leaves and cut out
  2. Use a hole punch to punch out berries (Hint: if you put paper on both sides of your felt, it will punch easier) (Sizzixs also has a die cut you can use that cuts berries and leaves, that is what I did)
  3. Embroider veins on leaves; I used a stem stitch.
  4. Arrange leaves on top of each other
  5. Sew on berries, either felt or sequins or small red jingle bells, beads etc… now. This will also be used to sew all the leaves together while you are stitching on the berries. I used a colonial knot to attach my sequins; you can also use a French knot, instead. The felt berries I just stitch with a single stitch straight up and then down with a little bit of fabric in between the stitches.
  6. Attach hanger to back; I used my red pearl cotton thread to do this.

For other parts of this serious Advent Calendar, go here. I also think this would be cute to use on a baby’s first Christmas set of booties, hat, or on a Christmas sock.

If you find an ornament you don’t like or can’t make, just make two of one of the other ones. I don’t think it will matter if you have more of one ornament than another. Or, just skip one all together.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. greetingarts
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 11:49:00

    >You’re just so amazing. So creative, and your style is right up my alley. Thank you!


  2. Laurie
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 14:19:00

    >I think I dould even get one of theses done.


  3. Tori's Mimi
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 21:37:00

    >I love the holly berries. You are so talented and the tutorials for these are great. Really appreciate all your work.Denise


  4. Ciyou
    Nov 26, 2007 @ 20:22:00

    >Love ur holly berries, and thanks for the tutorial


  5. The "girl"
    Nov 28, 2007 @ 06:47:00

    >I love these holly berry ornaments – they would be so cute on packages, too!


  6. Geo
    Nov 28, 2007 @ 12:22:00

    >Just checking in for the drawing. Love the holly! I have been drawing these on Christmas cards since I was a little kid!


  7. Elizabeth, OKC
    Dec 15, 2007 @ 07:55:00

    >These are absolutely CUTE!


  8. Lea of Farmhouse Blessings
    Dec 16, 2007 @ 17:59:00

    >Thank you for your wonderful instructions! I am so happy that I found this blog. I will certainly be back again and again …Blessings,Lea


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