They Make Darling Gifts!
These tiny little bears are the perfect way to add that special homemade touch to just about anything. Hang one around the neck of a bottle of wine, tuck another into a bouquet of flowers, add them to wrapped gifts, stuff them into stockings … you can even hang them on the tree.
Start with bits of fleece, felt or wool felt to give the bears a soft and furry look. Hand stitch the lovely hearts and cute facial features, then finish them off with jaunty bows.
While these are made primarily with hand stitching, it’s all simple to do and makes them great take-along projects.
With a little creativity, you can turn the sweet white bear into many other types of bears. The examples below are by Julia Buell.
The finished bears, designed by Caitlin from Little Celandine, are about 2 1/4″ tall.
Click here to purchase the “Sweetheart Bear Christmas Ornament” pattern.
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