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DIY Easter decorations

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These little birds look lovely and are quick and easy to make. It’s basically a case of blanket-stitching around the edge of felt bird shapes with a contrasting coloured thread. I used some pre-cut felt birds but you could always use up some scraps of felt and draw a simple bird-shape out of card to use as a template. You’ll need embroidery thread, an embroidery needle or an ordinary needle with a large eye (hole to put the thread through), scissors and felt shapes.

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6 comments on “DIY Easter decorations

  1. Michele Gunderson
    June 28, 2016

    Hi Katrine, this looks lovely. Instead of buying ready made birds, I use cookie cutters and roving wool and create a felt figure by needle felting it. For some reason I find needle felting very satisfying haha 😉

    • katrineboyten
      August 18, 2016

      Hi Michele, Thanks very much for this feedback. I shall have a look in my kitchen cupboard for some cookie cutters and give it a go! Needle felting isn’t just satisfying, it’s addictive! lol 🙂

  2. Michele Gunderson
    August 18, 2016

    Must be the stabbing part that’s so addictive, lol 😬 It works great as a tension releasing exercise 👍

    • katrineboyten
      August 18, 2016

      Absolutely! Hope you’ve got some good projects on the go?

  3. Michele Gunderson
    August 19, 2016

    I decorated a (wet) felted bag with some needle felted ornaments and my next project is going to be another bag

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