Caitlin of Hardly Housewives is here today sharing a charming felt embroidered ornament. Thank you, Caitlin!
You'll need embroidery thread (I found each one at the craft store for thirty five cents! And they had a million colors!), felt, scissors, a thick needle, and cotton balls for stuffing the ornament once it's finished.
Start by cutting out a heart shape in white felt. Thread your needle with your thread and start stitching out your pattern. In this case, I did a vine with leaves using the green thread. I did this without a pattern so the shape is somewhat asymmetrical and the leaves aren't exactly the same size, but I like it.
Once you've got the vine down, switch to a new color. I grabbed the red thread and started stitching in some flowers.
Switching out to the yellow thread, I made some more flowers and filled in the center of the red flowers I'd already done.
I decided to add red felt as the backing to this ornament, so using the existing white felt heart as a guide, I cut out a red heart…
…and stitched the whole ornament closed, stuffing in the cotton balls to fill out the heart. To hang the ornament with, I braided my three thread colors and looped it through the top of the heart:
Here it is…