Tutorial: Sun and Cloud ornament

I sketched this little sun and cloud ornament out a few years ago but for some reason I never got around to sewing it up and creating the tutorial until recently.

Sun and Cloud ornament tutorial by Lulu and Celeste

I love working with felt and love how this sun and cloud ornament turned out. I think it could even work great as a patch. I’ll be stitching up another to use as a patch as soon as I decide what to put a patch on, ha.

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Easy Christmas Decor to Sew in under One Hour

I love sewing for Christmas. Especially ornaments but especially when the projects can be done in less than hour.

Here are 10+ quick Christmas decor projects to make that are definitely on my to-do list for this year. Coasters, ornaments and gift bags too. I’ll be adding to this list when something catches my eye so be sure to check back!

Click here to pin this list for later or use the collage below.

Easy DIY Christmas decor ideas


My most recent tree ornament is pretty quick. I love working with felt!

Felt Christmas tree ornament by Lulu & Celeste


These Christmas themed coasters from Applegreen Cottage would make a great gift. You could easily change up the fabrics to match any holiday or theme.


I love this embroidery hoop decor idea found on Tea and a Sewing Machine. I love the use of the tulle, it makes it seem almost like it’s floating.


Felt ornaments are a fave in my house! I love these ones from Cucicucicoo.


These ribbon candy ornaments look so quick to make! I think these are the ones I’ll be making to attach to Christmas presents this year. Find the tutorial over at Crafty Staci.


Another super cute tree ornament, this time from Easy Sewing for Beginners.


Sum of their Stories has a tutorial for these little reusable gift bags, a great eco-friendly craft that can be reused year after year.


I love embroidery hoop ornaments. You can see the tutorial for one I have here, but it’s not a one-hour or less project. This Christmas pudding decoration by Vicki Myers Creations looks so fun and quick!


I have an older tutorial on my blog for the star ornament, you can use the same method in the tutorial to make the heart or tree shown in the photo. They’re fairly simple and super quick!


I love the idea of using the clothing of a loved one who’s passed on to make these sweet bird ornaments. A quick project that is also a nice keepsake.


These child-friendly ornaments from Heather Handmade look easy and quick to sew.


Happy sewing! Don’t forget to pin this post!

Easy DIY Christmas decor ideas


Felt Christmas tree ornament by Lulu & Celeste

Felt Christmas tree ornament

Probably my favourite thing about Christmas is making Christmas ornaments, whether I make them on my own or with my daughters. I love ornaments! This felt Christmas tree is one of my new favourites.

Christmas tree ornament by Lulu & Celeste

If you like this felt Christmas tree ornament tutorial, then you might want to check out these ones too!

Felt Christmas tree ornament by Lulu & Celeste

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Tutorial: Patchwork Coasters

I’m really happy to be taking part in Underground Crafter‘s Little Gifts Sew Along sharing these patchwork coasters with you. There are 25 free sewing projects being shared all year long that are perfect stocking stuffer gifts.

Did I mention that there are prizes for sewing along?? Check out all the details here.

I love making coasters! They’re quick and easy to sew. They make a great gift for tea or coffee lovers alike, and they’re a great way to feature fun fabrics or use up scraps. Especially patchwork coasters like these. Normally I like to use up scraps when I make coasters but the ones in the main photo were made using fabrics from a charm pack for the front and upcycled denim fabric for the back.

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Sew Long Summer 2019: pillow slipcovers

The Sew Long Summer tour is back!

The Sew Long Summer tour is hosted every year by mahlicadesigns. I have some pillow slipcovers to share with you, but it wasn’t my first idea. Originally, I was planning on sharing a tutorial for an organizer/agenda accessory but when I sat down to sew it, I managed to kill my sewing machine.


The poor sewing machine managed to wrap it’s cord around my ankle while I was sewing and when I stood up to walk away, it fell to the floor, snapping off some inner plastic bits in the process. I have a vintage 1980s or 70s sewing machine that I got a year ago but never used, that I tried to get working… but alas, it doesn’t work (I think the timing is off). It’s gone to the repair shop for a few weeks, so I’m left without a machine until the end of the month. So, no tutorial for now but I hope to get that up next month.

Lucky for me (and you!) I found a project I’ve never shared on my blog before. Pillow slipcovers!

Pillow slipcovers are a great change of seasons project. With a bit of fabric, you can have a whole new look in your house. Pillow covers also make a great first sewing project! These ones are all straight line sewing and don’t have any closures.

Pillow covers – Lulu & Celeste

I made these a year or two ago. I’m sure I followed a tutorial at some point and then made any adjustments to make to the size I wanted but I don’t remember which one. Sorry about that!

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