We are getting creative with our tree toppers this year! In the past, we’ve created paper stars to use as Christmas tree toppers. But today we have something a little different for you. Designed by Krista, this felt dove tree topper perches perfectly on our Christmas tree with its little felt cone.
If you already have a tree topper, you can also use the template and tutorial on the right hand side of this post to create a pretty dove stuffie without the cone. Whatever you decide to do, this felt dove is a great intermediate craft project for those of you who have made some of our stuffies before or have done some hand sewing and stitching.
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Bringing Peace to Your Home
Our felt dove tree topper might be a little less traditional than a star topper, but it’s just as meaningful. This sweet little dove with its olive branch serves as a symbol of love and peace — such a great reminder for the holiday season! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you (or someone else) can enjoy this felt dove as a stuffie instead.
Ready to start crafting? Follow our step-by-step tutorial on the right hand side at the top of this post and share your project with us by using #MadeWithLia. Next week we will be sharing how to make felt baby dove decorations for your tree, so stay tuned!
Crafting Tip: New to crafting felt animal stuffies and want to learn more? Take our mini course, 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.
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How to Make a Felt Dove Tree Topper
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template on the right hand side at the top of this post.
- Cut out felt according to the pattern using a Cricut Maker or scissors.
- Sew four french knots on one of the wings using gold embroidery floss, needle-wrapped once, as shown on the pattern.
- Match the wing on top of a second. We will be using a double running stitch so that it shows on both sides of the wing.
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- Cricut Maker (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Stuffing Tool
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – White, Slate, and Spruce
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Gold (5282), Fern Green, Snow White, Dark Pewter Grey, and Very Dark Antique Mauve (3802)
- Heat N Bond Fusible Interfacing – Extra Firm
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