Country Holly Basket Ornament

Materials

  • Wool felt, scraps: lt. heather brown; olive green; dk. green
  • White cardstock
  • Assorted flat buttons, 7/16” to 1/2”: red, three; off-white, two
  • Jute twine
  • Red hemp cord
  • Pine cones

Tools

  • Brown ink pad
  • Black pearl cotton, #8
  • Off-white sewing thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Fabric glue
  • Computer and printer or black fine-tip permanent marker

Directions

STEP 1

  • For basket, cut 2-1/2”x7-1/2” rectangle (side) and 2-3/4” circle (bottom) from brown wool felt.

STEP 2

  • For basket side, overlap short ends of rectangle 1/4” to make tub; sew running stitch close to edges to join.

STEP 3

  • Pin felt circle to bottom of basket side; sew running stitch close to edges.

STEP 4

  • Blanket stitch over piece of jute along top edge of basket, butting jute ends together at center back.

STEP 5

  • For handle, cut 8” just length. Use off-white thread to sew buttons over jute pieces, 1/2” from ends at top sides of basket.

STEP 6

  • Print and cut out pattern. Cut holly leaves from olive green felt and a second slightly larger set of holly leaves from dk. green felt. Place olive leaves on top of dark leaves; sew running stitch close to olive leaf edges to join. Sew center of leaves to center front of basket. For berries, use off-white thread to sew red buttons overlapping at center of leaves.

STEP 7

  • For tag, use computer to print or handwrite “jolly holly days” on cardstock; trim into tag shape and antique edges brown. Punch hole in tag. Thread red cord through hole and tie bow around basket handle.

STEP 8

  • Glue pine cones inside basket.

Note

  • 1. Use one strand of pearl cotton for all blanket and running stitches.
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/5573/5a0ae59c-bce0-4616-8a3d-98384a3ee2bc.pdf



Country Holly Basket Ornament
Country Holly Basket Ornament