|Trees, star and bell|
|I didn't love this "frosting" color, but it was the only pink I had.|
|I edged some of the frosting with a white chain stitch and liked that better.|
|The white-trimmed cookies by themselves.|
|These are a prettier pink. I used white sprinkles for some and pastel on the other. Heart-shaped cookies are great for Valentine's, Christmas, or any old time! Love is always in season!|
|The crinkly-edged round cutter I used for these was my grandmother's.|
* Cookie cutters of your choice
* Cookie-colored felt (I find the shade called "Cashmere" to be perfect)
* Desired colors of felt for "frosting"
* Beads for "sprinkles" or "sugar"
* Thread or embroidery floss in matching colors
* Other basic sewing supplies like pins, needles, etc.
What to do:
* Trace around your cookie cutters on the cookie-colored felt. Cut 2 shapes for each cookie.
* Cut a slightly smaller shape out of colored felt for "frosting". Cut 1 for each cookie.
* Sew the frosting to one of the cookie shapes, using any stitch you like. I have used a running stitch, a blanket stitch, or even a chain stitch (in white) depending on the effect desired.
* Sew beads to the frosting -- colored beads for sprinkles, and clear beads for sugar.
* Pin the frosted top part of the cookie to the second cookie shape. Sew the 2 together -- a blanket or buttonhole stitch works best.
Your Christmas cookie is complete! Now make a whole plateful!
|Gingerbread men and trees|
|Packaging for felt Christmas cookies|