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Happy Christmas, my friends!
Today I’m sharing a felt pineapple ornament. Now I know what you’re thinking. What in the world does a pineapple have to do with Christmas?
Many years ago, my mom gave me a pineapple ornament of my own. She picked it up in Hawaii and told me how the pineapple is the universal symbol of home and welcome. Pineapples are given to people after they return from long trips. Pineapples are often carved into the pillars outside a home to welcome guests.
Because of this, the pineapple embodies Christmas to me. Christmas is all about welcoming people, from near and far, into our homes with joy and peace.
Plus, it’s the middle of summer. And what’s more summery than a pineapple?
Trust me, y’all. You need a pineapple.
Pineapple Ornament Supplies
Pineapple Ornament Directions
Gather your supplies. I used three kinds of craft felt from JoAnn — the light green has a fun sparkle to it, and the yellow is sticky backed (because that’s what they had — though it came in really handy for the appliqué!)
Print out the pattern. You can then either cut out the pattern and trace onto the felt, or you can trace the pattern onto card stock and use that as the pattern. I prefer the latter, but either works. Cut two of the dark green pieces.
Follow the marks on the pattern to cut the yellow felt into pineapple’s geometric rind.
Appliqué (basically a top stitch) the rind and the top onto the backing felt. I pull the threads through so they are all on the back, and then trim them to about 1/2″ long.
Once you have your pineapple front finished, you have one of two choices. You can either glue / stitch the backing piece directly to the front piece, or you can stuff a little fiberfil in there to give it some poof.
I’ve been working on a borrowed sewing machine while mine is in the shop, and it wasn’t a fan of sewing the felt together, so I ended up gluing the two pieces together.
Either way, before you sew / glue together, use a bit of glue to secure the hanging ribbon between the two layers.
Sew or glue together, and you have an adorable pineapple!
Make sure to stop by So Sew Easy to see all the other festive ornaments for this Christmas in July party!
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