Have a pleasant afternoon making lovely dove ornaments with your family. When provided with the supplies, even kids have fabulous results. I have a shoe box full of salvaged beads from unwanted necklaces etc. and this is a perfect time to make use of those little treasures.
This dove ornament was designed and made by my nine year old daughter. All I did was supply her with a pattern, scrap felt, and a box or salvaged beads. The gold beads came off a retired Christmas sweater and some of the others came from unwanted necklaces.
Print out and use the dove stencil provided in the make your own dove card post (see link below).
Trace and cut out two doves (one for the front and one for the back). It doesn’t take much fabric/felt to make so check your supply for scraps. Use felt or fabric that doesn’t fray very easily.
Sew on any embellishments (beads) before sewing the dove halves together. (This is a good idea but not absolutly necessary.)
Start sewing around the dove near the edge. When you are nearly done sewing all the way around, add a bit of stuffing. Then sew the hole closed.
Optional, add a string of beads to dangle below.
You will also need a bit of ribbon or a metal hook for hanging up.
If you like doves, you may also like this post on MYO dove cards.