Susan and I are both under the weather this week, so we apologize for the slow trickle of blog posts you'll be seeing. A rainy afternoon in with two sleeping toddlers and a sore throat made me search for a little project that would be easy and involve a lot of sitting on the couch. Here's what I came up with (keep in mind, when I say "easy", I mean "crafting at a 3rd grade level" easy):
Gather some Christmas-y fabric scraps, some fusible fleece, and your Christmas cookie cutters.
Fuse a few of the scraps to the fleece following the manufacturer's instructions. Then, treat that fabric as if it were a big rolled-out cookie dough and start tracing your cookie cutter shapes onto it.
A couple cutting options (pictured from left to right): You can put the shapes as close together to save fabric on the small repetitive prints, you can cut out the designs that are actually on the fabric, or you can center little design elements that you like within your cookie cutter shape. (In case you weren't paying attention, this is the part that can be done while lounging on the couch.)
Finally, display them at will. I chose to clip them all to a ribbon to make an entry-way garland.
Or, you could clip them directly to your tree, or use them for a smaller table-top tree.
Or, you could make one of these adorable playtime Christmas trees and use these as the decorations!