advent calendar the 14th

Martha felt tree decoration

 

 

Make a felt Martha! Hooray!

You will need:

  • some small pieces of felt in white, pink and one other colour
  • three small buttons
  • PVA glue
  • black pen
  • a pinch of stuffing or cotton wool
  • 12-15cm piece of ribbon
And here’s how to do it…

download your Martha template here: martha

and print it out.

 

 

Cut out the pieces and pin onto the felt.

 

 

Carefully cut around the paper pieces, and it’s all ready to assemble.

 

 

Add some filling for the tummy (not much or it’s impossible to close it up!), glue around the edges and attach the front piece. Keep pressing around the edges for a bit while it is drying.

 

 

 

For the head, glue the ears and loop of ribbon just inside…

 

 

… put an (even smaller) pinch of stuffing in the middle and glue around the edges.

 

 

Put the body in place, and add a little extra blob of glue in the chin area.

 

 

 

Now all it needs is the front head piece, a nose, some buttons…
draw on the eyes and smile…

Beautiful!

3 Comments

  1. Zoe

    Very cute indeed!

    Reply
  2. The Monko

    so cute, and i love anything no sew (purely because i am lazy)

    Reply
    • clara

      Oh same here! It’s not lazy, it’s just VERY sensible. Sewing if for when there’s hours and hours of time to spare – or a lot of good TV to watch…

      Reply

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