Hey y’all! Happy Sunday! Today is Under 10 on the 10th and our theme this month is Christmas in July. I’m sharing how to make the cutest felt Christmas lights that are so versatile, cute and easy to make. What more could you want? And since it’s hotter than the Devil’s back porch, there is no more perfect of a time than now to stay inside and craft!
This month we’ve got a hand full of fun and talented bloggers sharing what they have crafted and I can’t wait to see what they have done. I’ll be sure and list them at the bottom so that you can visit them and see what their Christmas in July looks like!
Pattern: I found mine here.
Sewing Machine or Fabric glue
Print off your pattern onto card stock.
Once that is done, cut out your pattern out.
Lay your pattern onto the felt and trace with a pen or pencil.
Cut two pieces of felt for each bulb.
Once they are cut out, set the tops aside, then match up the two pieces of felt for your Christmas light, then pin them in several places to keep them from moving around while sewing.
Starting sewing the bulb about 1/8 ” from the top, sew around the outside edge of your Christmas light, finishing about 1/8″ from the top opposite from where you started.
Be sure to leave the top open to make it easy to add batting to your lights.
Now if you don’t have a sewing machine, I think it would be super easy to just put a small bead of fabric glue on the outside edge to form your light!
Using small amounts of batting, lightly stuff your felt Christmas lights.
Most batting comes with a stick that looks like a chop stick that is super helpful to help you stuff the bulb.
Add as much or as little of batting until you achieve the look you are going for.
Using the white felt top that you cut out earlier, fold it over the top 2 edges of your felt Christmas light.
Pin in place.
Sew across the bottom edge of the white felt, making sure to catch both sides.
DO NOT sew the sides.
You will want to leave these open to allow you to pull twine through.
Using the twine of your choice, I used red and white striped bakers twine, attach a clothes pin to the end.
Then thread the clothes pin through the tops of the Christmas lights until all of your lights have been strung.
Be sure to leave plenty of twine at the beginning and ends of your garland to be able to hang it.
Now it’s time to hang your felt Christmas lights!
I chose to put mine on the vent hood in my kitchen and I love it!
Remember I said that these felt Christmas lights were versatile?
Wouldn’t they be cute hanging from things like your sugar bowl?
Or even a canister lid?
And don’t even get me started on how cute they would be as an embellishment on your Christmas presents!
Now it’s time to join me in visiting all of the other Under $10 on the 10th participants.
I’ve listed them here so that you can easily find them!
Until next time…