December 8, 2010

Fabric toadstool ornaments

I hinted on this post that I was going to attempt another craft that required a sewing needle. In between loads of laundry Saturday, I made a few fabric toadstools for my feather tree and I'm proud to say that not a single naughty word was uttered during this craft. That's major progress from my tulle tree.

1. Using a small bowl, trace a four inch circle on your favorite printed fabric.

2. Cut out circle and sew a gathering stitch around the edge of your circle.

3. Pull your gathering stitch to create the toadstool cap. Pack the cap with poly-fill or cotton balls. Pull gathering stitch tight, close and knot.

4. Glue candle cup holder to mushroom cap. I painted my candle cup holder white before I glued it to my caps.

5. Finish the toadstool with embellishments (I hot glued miniature silk flowers) and then stitched a Christmas hook onto the cap to hang my ornament.

Can you tell I'm having loads of fun with my woodland theme this year?

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!


Jodee Leader said...

Those turned out soooo cute! I especially love the fabric. It's perfect!

Happy Hump Day!

Lee said...

Very cute! Congrats on your sewing!
I am off to Chicago for fun with my mouser friends.
Have a great week!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Now that you are sewing, will come over and teach me how to thread the darn bobbin on the sewing machine Jsutin bought me 5 years ago? Pretty please? haha

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very, very cute...and I love you little tree, adorable.

Karin said...

Oh so so cute!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

really, really, cute!


Donna said...

Oh my gosh, this is just magical, Kim! Love your idea! And your tree is so cute and charming with all those adorable little gnomes! Bet your daughters love it, too!

Courtney said...

These are adorable!

Anonymous said...

SOOOOO cute!!!!!!

Heather said...

I have become a huge fan of toadstools this Christmas. Your tree looks so cute!

Life in Rehab said...

How did I miss these? They're too cute! The use of candle cups is inspired!