I felt really silly when I realized this felt kit that Retro Jet Girl bought me was a tree… for the week before I actually made it and read the instructions I thought it was a mushroom XD Epic fail on my part!
So basically this set was for a tree key holder thingy. It’s a lanyard which has a keyring on the end of it and your keys pull up inside of it and are hidden. Very cute!
Again this is not a tutorial I came up with, I was just following instructions ^_^
What I used:
So the first step was to cut out all of the pieces. This is exactly what you need:
First thing to do is sew 3 red circles on to the green part of the tree. I used brown thread like this to represent the stalks:
Next I stitched on the beads and a couple of contrasting leaves. I repeated all of this on both of the green tree pieces.
Lastly I stitched on some stars with light yellow thread and added some sparkle for the apples ^_^
Next thing was to stitch on the little faces to the brown stem of the tree. I love how everything in Japan blushes XD
This is how your pieces should look at this point:
Sew the green bits to the brown using a running stitch…
Now it’s time to put it all together. Tie the rope to the metal ring and knot the ends together so it’s secure and you can hand it around your neck.
Sandwich it between the two tree parts like this:
Now using a blanket stitch go around the outside and sew them together. Don’t sew together the bottoms of the brown part, the keys need to go through there! I blanket stitched them separately. I also made sure to leave room for the strings to slide through the top.
And this is how it ended up:
So intensely cute right?? I don’t wear lanyards usually so I tied mine to the inside of my handbag, it’s long enough that I can unlock my door without detaching it from my bag so I will never lose my keys ever again 😀 Very awesome for someone forgetful like me!!