I made these little necklaces for my little girls and a friend of theirs to tuck into their Easter eggs. They’re made very simply of wool felt and filled with sweet smelling lavender buds. They work up quite quickly and can be made in a variety of shapes…. stars, heart, circles. Here’s how I made them;
Wool felt scraps in two colors
Embroidery floss (I used 2 plys)
Dried lavender buds
Any kind of paper to make pattern
First I cut out the flower shape with plain paper to use as a pattern. I also cut a circle to fit in the center. Size is unimportant, whatever feels right to you or works with the size of your felt scraps. I pinned them them onto my felt pieces and cut out one of each.
I chose to decorate the front of my circular piece with french knots. Here’s a good how-to on them. Or you could leave them off. They add a nice texture but are optional. After you’ve finished the front use a blanket stitch to attach the circle to the flower. You will be stuffing the lavender buds between these two pieces so be sure to keep your stitches pretty small. Leave about an inch or so opening before you close it up and fill with the lavender. Continue sewing closed and tie it off.
Julie Hunter is a wife and mama, raising 3 spirited girls, two babydoll sheep, angora rabbits and a gaggle of chickens and ducks in the North Carolina Foothills. She spends her days at home, crafting with her children, homeschooling, taking long gathering walks in the woods and knitting Waldorf-inspired toys. You can find her blogging and keeping shop at This Cosy Life.