Melony from Mel Designs shares a tutorial showing how to make a beaded and stitched Christmas ornament. The base of the ornament is a felt, with stitched and beaded motifs out of felt and woven cottons. She shows examples with a stocking, a snowman, and a Christmas tree, but any simple Christmas motif will work. You could also fussy cut a design from a cotton print and then add your bead embellishments. It’s all handstitching so you can make them while snuggled on the couch watching Christmas movies. Go to Mel Designs for the how-to.
[photo from Mel Designs]
By Anne Weaver