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Decorate a nursery by dangling fun felt balls and elephants with polka dot ears beneath a big top.


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Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.

Wool blend doesn’t fray, so there is no need to turn under the edges of the ornaments.

To use iron-on fusible web for ornaments, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced line.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto wrong sides of wool-blend felt; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

From polka dot scraps, cut:
8—Pattern B (4 sets of 2 matching pieces)

From assorted felts, cut:
2 each of patterns A, C, D, E, and F (elephant)
4 each of patterns G, H, I (two matching sets of two colors each) (balls)
24 of Pattern J (bunting)
1 of Pattern K (flag)

From blue felt, cut:
8—1-1⁄8×18" strips (hoop)