I stumbled onto this super-sweet star ornament tutorial the other day, which seemed like a perfect use of some odds and ends of saffron yellow wool yarn left over from making these:
|(from my Etsy store)|
Once this was done, I added a crochet trim in a contrasting 100% wool yarn in the same weight, using a 4.5mm hook. This entailed one single crochet into each edge stitch all the way around except for the stitch at each point, which each got 3 SCs, and the one stitch at each "valley" between points, which was skipped.
With a chained loop, a slip-stitch to secure and the end woven in, that was done.
Finally, since I needed practice hand-fulling things anyway for a certain Christmas gift I'm finishing up, I decided to felt it. TECHknitter has a great little tutorial on the topic here, which I more or less followed. Once I was satisfied with the amount of felted-ness, I squeezed out as much water as possible and shaped it to my liking, then just hung it on the tree to dry.
So easy and so cute! I think I'll be making more...