I experimented this past weekend and made some simple Christmas gifts. I made them to be lapel pins for clothing- but, they could just as easily be Christmas ornaments or tied onto packages.
I loosely knitted a tree shape out of green wool and added a brown trunk. I felted one to see if I was on the right track-- size wise (you can tell that the prototype is a bit bigger in size
) and made a few more- felted them.. let them dry for 2 days.
I sewed and stitched trim and some bangles/beads and whatever I could find in my crafting supplies for the decorations. I just happened to have a star shape for the top.. w/ a hole in the middle and I discovered that if I stitched the star on in every direction-- the stitching looked like another star. They will have pins sewed on the back so they can be put onto coats or clothing. If you need more help- just let me know- but, truthfully.. I just winged it and no matter what they all ended up looking about the same.