String Ornaments to Create Garland
To create the ornaments, you'll need cream and brown felt and small bits of trim and buttons. Make your own felt by washing an old, unwanted 100 percent wool blanket or garment in a hot machine wash.
Sew felt together with a blanket stitch and embellish with a bit of gingham ribbon and a vintage button. Leave the top unstitched.
Christmas Tree Ornament
Cut two tree shapes from green felt, stitch them together with a sewing machine then decorate with rickrack trim and buttons.
To make the robin's body, cut a circle of fabric, fold in half, insert a fabric beak, and sew the curved edges together. Add wings and a red breast.
Sew two eyes and draw a carrot nose with a fabric pen, then attach a length of wool fabric as a scarf with a button.
Embroider simple details on to the toe and heel of the sock. Decorate with a folded length of ribbon and a button.
Gingerbread Man Ornament
Sew rickrack trimming on to the arms and feet, and cut out and sew on a scarf and button in jolly colors.
Holly and Berries Ornament
Cut two holly shapes from plaid fabric, sew them together, insert a wire circle, and add red berry buttons.
Candy Cane Ornament
Wrap a small length of brightly colored ribbon around the stick and secure it in place with a sewn-on button.