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DIY Christmas Holly Berries

December 17, 2009 /


Someone said: “it is not Christmas without Holly Berries”. I couldn’t agree more, it is one of the traditional symbols representing Christmas, how can I miss it out on making Felt Holly Berries?

Felt Holly Berries

This year I made my own DIY Christmas Holly Berries as I am not going to use any plastic holly leaves and fake-looking berries to ruin my Christmas decorations. I am using felt to make the leaves and combining it with artificial, but real-looking berries I found in a florist shop.

This particular holly berry is for a wreath that I am giving away to my friend. It is not only limited to wreaths, but you can also make these berries to decorate your Christmas Tree, Stocking, on the wall or just anywhere you like. Let’s get started with all the Christmas Crafts!

Felt Holly Berries

Christmas stocking sounds like a good idea to me as I am going to make them for my kids, so I might decorate them with these holly berries as well… Will show you the stockings later once they are done. Let’s come back on how to make this DIY Holly Berries.

DIY Christmas Holly Berries - How To

DIY Christmas Holly Berries - How To

Yield: Felt Holly Berry
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $5 - $10

This year I made my own DIY Christmas Holly Berries as I am not going to use any plastic holly leaves and fake-looking berries to ruin my Christmas decorations. I am using felt to make the leaves and combining it with artificial, but real-looking berries I found in a florist shop.

Enjoy making them!

Materials

  • Green and White felt
  • Artificial red berries
  • Sewing thread and needle
  • Some ribbons
  • Green glitter powder - optional (only if you want to glitter the leaves)

Tools

  • Fabric Glue
  • Scissor
  • Sharp end toothpick
  • Teaspoon

Instructions

  1. a. Cut the green felt with holly leave’s shape of your style, 2 pieces.
    b. Apply fabric glue at the border.Holly Berry WIP1


  2. a. Attach the green felt to the white felt. Reserve at least 10mm of space in between them. Wait 5-10 minutes until it is tacky and the joint won’t shift.
    b. Cut them out from the white felt with 5mm border.
    c. Pinch one of the ends and sew it with thread and needle.
    d. Do the same to other leaves.Holly Berry WIP2


  3. a. Sew both pinched sides together.
    b. Sew in the artificial berries just like the photo.
    c. If the joint is not stable. Put a few drops of glue behind the joint, leave it to dry.Holly Berry WIP3


  4. Tie a ribbon and attach on it. The basic holly berry is done!
    You can also add some glitters on the leaves.Holly Berry WIP4


  5. Prepare and get ready the optional material and the holly leaves before sewing it.Holly Berry WIP5


  6. a. Carefully drip a few small drops of fabric glue onto the leaves where you want to glitter it.
    b. Use the toothpick to smooth out the glue evenly to create the pattern.Holly Berry WIP6


  7. Sprinkle green glitter powder onto the glue area.Holly Berry WIP7


  8. Use your spoon or finger to spread it if it doesn’t cover up nicely. Press a little so that the glitter powder sticks better.Holly Berry WIP8


  9. a. Shake off the excess glitter powder away.
    b. Turn it to the wrong side and lightly knock it with your finger for the stubborn glitter powder to come out.
    c. Use a toothpick to brush them out if necessary.Holly Berry WIP9


  10. All the none glue area should be clean with no glitter powder left.
    Follow the sewing instruction above to continue with the making.Holly Berry WIP10

Voila!!! Holly Berries!!!

    Holly Berry End

Notes

Get the full article at https://www.craftpassion.com/sewing-tutorial-felt-holly-berries/

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Friday 18th of December 2009

You're absolutely correct! Your own creation of berries looks very outstanding!

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