Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 29: Felt Christmas Cookies
Felt Christmas Cookies
Today in my Craft Gossip newsletter I found a great site by Kristen – Make the best of everything! Love, love, love her great ideas and crafts. Of course you know that I am absolutely barmy about ANYTHING to do with cut-out cookies so Kristen’s craft that appealed to me most is her Felt Christmas Cookies project and I just have to share it with you!
Kristen cuts her felt items free-hand and hand sews them. But you could easily use large cookie cutters to make a pattern and machine stich them.
She does not give a tutorial but these would be easy to do.
- Make patterns from newspaper with large cookie cutters.
- Make a “sandwich” with two pieces of felt and several layers of quilt batting.
- Pin the pattern to the “sandwich”.
- Cut out.
- Open the “sandwich” and trim the quilt batting about one inch around the edges. Replace it in the “sandwich”.
- Hand or machine stich around the edges.
- Glue or stich on felt decorations.
One of the commenters suggests “make our own set of cookies that Santa just may hide instead of eat.” This is a wonderful idea and you could make a new cookie (per child) to add to the set each year. Embroider the date and child’s names on the back of the cookie.
Take the time to look at her other felt play sets – her pizzeria one is amazing!
Thanks so much for stopping by. As always I’d love to hear from you. Please take the time to visit Kristen’s site and let her know how much you like her craft projects.