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Embroidered Fabric Easter Cones

Embroidered Fabric Easter Cones

Do you decorate a branch for Easter?

We discovered the tradition of decorating an Easter branch when we were posted to Germany in the 80s. Our landlady lived in the apartment next door to ours and had brought in a flowering branch to decorate with small wooden ornaments; eggs, bunnies, chicks and birdhouses with tiny birds inside.

We thought it was such a fun idea that we adopted the tradition and have been collecting and making decorations for our Easter branch ever since.

Since Easter is so early, our branches aren’t flowering yet but they do have tiny leaf buds on them.

New this year on our branch are embroidered fabric Easter cones filled with candy.

Three fabric cones embroidered with a lamb, a bunny and a duckling

If you follow me @supermomnocape on Instagram you’ll have seen the lamb and duckling but might not have been able to guess what they were going to be turned into.

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, it would be so much fun if you popped over and hit the follow button. I often share things I’m working on for the blog over there.

To make the candy filled cones, I began by tracing the template from my Fabric Cone Tutorial onto the pretty pink, blue and purple fabrics. Then I traced a lamb, bunny and duckling… each on to a different color.

The lamb is stitched in white french knots for her wool, backstitch and satin stitch for her face and satin stitch on her hooves.

Blue fabric cone with an embroidered lamb
For the duckling… his beak and feet are backstitched in orange but I wanted to give him a “fluffy” texture that backstitch wouldn’t have achieved so I tried a new-to-me stitch for his yellow fluff; Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch.

Once you get the hand of it, Hungarian braided chain stitch is an excellent stitch for stitching around curves even such tight curves as at the end of the ducklings wings and tail. I will admit that about half way through, I wasn’t sure it was going to work. But I’m really glad that I stuck with it because I love how the little duckling turned out.

Fabric cone embroidered with a yellow duckling
By the time I got to the bunny, I was running short of time if I wanted to finish sewing the embroidered fabric cones to add them to our Easter branch. Trying anything fancy or new was out of the question so he was done completely in backstitch with just a tiny bit of satin stitch for his eye and nose.

Even though I kept the stitching simple, he still turned out adorable.

Fabric cone embroidered with a brown bunny.

Sometime during the next year, I’ll need to make 2 more embroidered fabric cones for our soon-to-be son-in-laws. Their Easter treats will have to be gifted in something else this year.

Decorated Easter branch with the embroidered fabric cones and other ornaments

 

 

 

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3 Embroidered Fabric Easter Cones hanging on branches along with other Easter decorations

 

 

7 Comments

  • QuiltShopGal
    March 30, 2018 10:07 pm

    Oh my gosh these are adorable. What a unique idea. So creative. Love it. Total #CreativeGoodness. Happy Easter.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      April 4, 2018 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much QuiltShopGal!

  • Rachel
    March 31, 2018 5:36 am

    They are a great success – the Hungarian Braided Chain works beautifully for the duckling, the French knots make a lovely curly lamb, and as you say, the backstitched bunny is completely adorable!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      April 4, 2018 5:11 pm

      Thank you sooo much Rachel! I do love how they turned out. I’m going to be looking for other projects where I can use that Hungarian Braided Chain stitch.

  • mary
    March 31, 2018 9:18 am

    Those are so cute.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      April 4, 2018 5:13 pm

      Thank you Mary!

  • Mary Anne
    April 12, 2018 5:25 pm

    awwww – so cute! What little one (adult either!) wouldn’t love some Easter treats in something as sweet as these.

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