|the finished holly decoration|
i decided to go with a red spot fabric on top and keep the same material on both holly leaves. i also had no felt balls to use as the berries so went with buttons and a bell instead. apart from those two minor changes, i followed kirsty's tutorial to the letter :)
|cut out four holly leaves|
|then add two fabric tops|
|sew together with a little stuffing and add some berries :)|
outcome: really cute. the hardest part of this creation was designing the holly leaf shape, once you have that sorted you are sweet! i love that it requires just a little stuffing to give it dimension and am sure it will look great on the christmas tree. hopefully if there is a gentle breeze blowing the bell will toll :) if you didn't want to attach this to a christmas tree another great place for it would be on a door knob or attached to a gift instead of a bow.
my thanks to kirsty of LovePaperFish who guest blogged on bugs and fishes with this wonderful festive tutorial. it really was a pleasure to make and one i am sure to repeat again and again.