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Holly Berry Ring

Holly Berry Ring
Holly Template
Holly Berry Ring

It's easy to make your own fashionable button rings by recycling materials you probably have on hand. Just add some new thread and you have a personalized holiday accessory to wear for the season. Makes a fun gift idea too.

Materials needed:
  • Kreinik Silk Mori®, one 2.5m skein of two shades of green, such as 4033 + 4034, or 4033 + 4063, or 4163 + 4166
  • about 7 to 10 small red seed beads
  • red fabric-covered button (or make your own by covering a button with scraps of fabric
  • a button slightly larger than your fabric button (we chose a black button, but any color would work)
  • elastic piece, about 3"
  • ribbon to cover outside of elastic (optional)
  • glue gun
  • crewel needle or #24 Tapestry needle and embroidery scissors
Instructions:
1. Create your holly embroidery on the fabric button by stitching holly leaves using the two shades of Kreinik Silk Mori. Use one strand of silk for a lighter leaf, or two strands for a fuller-looking leaf. Follow the outline we have given here and fill in with long (straight) stitches of the silk thread, or create your own.  It may help to backstitch the outline of the leaf first, then fill in with stitches.
2. Add the seed beads using extra strands of Silk Mori.
3. Hot glue the fabric button to the larger button.
4. Cut the elastic to measure your finger or the size desired, and glue the elastic ends to the back of the large button. This will form the ring band.
5. If desired, glue decorative ribbon around the outside of the elastic (we used a green gingham ribbon).

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: (name of the design), P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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