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How to make a herdy Christmas tree decoration

Get crafty with herdy this Christmas and create this adorable handmade tree decoration. He’s guaranteed to spread festive cheer. 
Print out a copy of the template (click here to download) and follow the step by step instructions. You will need;
1 x Red felt square
1 x White felt square
1 x Small piece of black felt or non fray fabric
2 black sequins
Small white bobble or bell
Uhu glue
Red embroidery thread
Scissors
Fine red ribbon

1. Lay 2 pieces of white felt over each other and pin the paper template to them. Cut around the outer line of the template to create the head.

herdy Christmas decoration


2. Repeat the process with two layers of red felt to create the hat.

herdy Christmas decoration


3. You will now have four pieces of cut-out felt, 2 white, 2 red.

herdy Christmas decoration


4. Cut out a 1cm strip of white felt to fit on the bottom edge of the hat. Glue into place.

herdy Christmas decoration


5. Glue one of the red hats onto each head. The bottom of the hat should line through with the top of the ears.

herdy Christmas decoration


6. Cut out polyester wadding or a thin foam shape along the inner line of the head template. This is to provide the padding for the head.

herdy Christmas decoration


7. Sandwich the Polyester wadding between both heads (it should be inset from the edge by approx 5mm).

herdy Christmas decoration


8. Blanket stitch the edging all around with red embroidery thread.

herdy Christmas decoration


9. Glue on two black sequins for the eyes and a bobble (or bell) for the hat.

herdy Christmas decoration


10. Cut out the nose and mouth in black felt (using the template) and glue into place.

herdy Christmas decoration


11. Stitch or glue a fine red ribbon loop on the back of the hat to hang your herdy tree decoration.

herdy Christmas decoration


12. Pop on the tree and sit back and enjoy!

herdy Christmas decoration

Once your little fella’s sewn up and ready to go don’t forget to share…

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