I am soooo excited that is it February (the second month of Christmas) so that I can publish my next ornament in the Twelve Days of Christmas Series: Two Turtle Doves!!
You will need the following materials to make one dove:
Pattern for Turtle Doves
Cream colored felt
Cream and gold colored brocade fabric
Gold glass beads
One star bead
One glue-on eye.
Small amount of batting
Very small piece of gold felt
Needle and cream embroidery thread
7 inches of gold elastic cord
Heat bond product
Or: Pick up a pre-cut and measured kit for two turtle doves here.
First cut out two full birds from the cream felt. (for two doves, cut four).
Cut out one smaller bird section (the piece that does not have the second wing) for one bird (for two birds, cut two).
Attach the brocade to the felt with a heat bond product.
Give the dove a “necklace” made of gold beads and the gold star. Attach it on the backside of the piece that has the brocade.
Put the two pieces of felt together.
Tie a square knot in the ends of the elastic cord and position it inside the bird. If you look at the picture you will see where I attached it to have the bird be balanced on the tree.
Embroider the felt sections together using the blanket stitch. Attach the gold beads as you go. Use the picture of the finished product as your guide. Leave a space open to stuff with batting. Glue on the beak and eye. Close it up and enjoy!!