Celebrate the newest branch of your family tree with an adorable family tree rattle. Customize the trunk with the parents initials or the initials of your new addition for a sweet personalized DIY baby shower gift.
You will need:
6″ x 8″ Brown felt for trunk we used Penny*
9″ X 11″ Green felt for tree top we used Cilantro
Bright Green felt scraps for leaves we used Key Lime*
Pale blue felt scrap for bird we used Blue *
Beige felt we used Camel*
Dark brown or black thread for initials.
2 tree tops from green felt,
Desired number of leaves from green scrap, we used 11 and these can easily be cut freehand.
1 bird from blue felt
2 trunks from brown felt
1 nest from beige felt
Stitch trunk to tree top with running stitch and brown thread. Stitch nest into place with matching thread and then stitch bird down add initials onto tree with dark brown thread, use it to create a french knot for bird eye.
Stitch trunk to tree top making sure they match up when placed together.
Place tree pieces together and stitch up the trunk sides with matching thread and an overcast stitch, stuffing as you go. Stitch tree tops together with matching thread.
Stuff, add rattle insert and sew closed.
Stitch base to tree with an overcast stitch.
Family Tree Rattle Pattern PDF