After making my peacock bag for the gift exchange I thought I would make a felt peacock tree decoration as part of my Christmas tutorial advent calendar.
I used some teal wool blend felt from Sew Sweet for the body, lavender for the wings and yellow for the beak.
For the eyes I used mini black brads, also from Sew Sweet. And for the tail I used a mix of 6mm satin ribbon, 10 pieces in blue and purple each 10cm long, plus an extra piece to hang the decoration by.
Push one of the mini black brads through a peacock body and spread out the back bits. Repeat for the other body side making sure the eye is facing the right way.
Sew on one purple wing to the side of the peacocks body, and repeat for the other body piece.
To make the tail, lay all 10 pieces of satin ribbon on top of each other and sew through them a couple of times so the end is secured (this makes it a lot easier in the next steps)
Lay out your peacock with the beak, tail and hanging loop in place, and pin the other peacock body on top ready to sew.
Sew around the edge of the peacock, starting just below the tail and pausing when nearly all the way around to add a little bit of stuffing (make sure you get some up into the head area).
Finish sewing all the way around and secure the thread. Your pretty peacock is all ready! You can make these in lots of colours, rainbow, white. I wish I had some feathers as they would look pretty mixed in with the ribbons.