Monday, October 29, 2012
Easy Autumn Felt Trivet
I'm trying to do a better job of making our home more festive for the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the easiest for me, but I know I could still do better. Adding a few table decorations that I can use everyday during the fall season can really help add that extra little something.
These easy felt trivets can be used by themselves for a small pot or dish. Or if you have a larger pot or casserole dish, you can toss them down together to create more area. I love throwing them down at (mostly) random because it looks like the leaves just fell off the trees and landed that way.
All you need is a quick Google image search for leaf patterns to get started.
Once you have a leaf pattern, cut it out and trace it onto felt squares.
Cut those out. I made eight; two of each color.
Stitch around with embroidery floss and a large-eye needle. I used two different colors of floss just to give some variety.
This is an easy craft to do at night while you're watching some tv, or if your children are a little older they could help too. And the younger ones just have fun playing with the leaves when they aren't being used at the table.
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