How about a project just in time for Christmas?
Gather some red felted wool, crochet cotton or butcher's twine, some wire, and large buttons or rusty bells. Use what you have, have what you use.
Bend a 24"length of 20 gauge wire in half and thread it through a large button
Twist the wire around a pencil or dowel
Make two curly cues
Cut 10 wool pieces into 60 degree triangles
Small stitching for thin wool, larger stitches for thicker wool pieces
Pull together five triangles to make a flower
Make a second flower poinsettia to match
(Fold a thin piece in half, doubled)
Thread it through the back of your wired button
At back, pull through another button, use a flat button with two or four holes
Twist the long back length of wire to your Christmas tree branches.
Layer two buttons for a different look
Wouldn't these look great in off white wool?
Merry Christmas everyone!