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DIY: Mary Had A Little Lamb Embellishment

Make a Little Lamb Embellishment

Whether you are wanting to decorate the front of a basket, make place setting markers or a card, this sweet lamb embellishment would be the perfect addition to any of these projects…and it’s quick and easy!

Make a Little Lamb Embellishment

Start with a heavyweight chipboard or mat board;  I have used an off-white mat board.  Trace or die-cut an oval shape that measures approximately 3″W.

Make a Little Lamb Embellishment

Using a fabric glue, begin covering the oval with white mini pom pom trim by starting at the outer edge and winding the trim inward

Make a Little Lamb Embellishment

Next, cut a smaller oval from the mat board to measure 1.5″ wide.  Cut a 5.5″ length of the white mini pom pom trim and fold in half.  Glue the ends together with fabric glue.  This piece will be the ears, so glue to the top (back) of the oval. 

Make a Little Lamb Embellishment

Cut two small snips of the pink loop ribbon and adhere it to the inside of the loops of the ears.  Glue on a small gingham ribbon to the top of the head, followed by three small white pom poms under that.  Draw on a mouth and eyes, or use adhesive pearls, beads or enamel dots.  Brush on some pink chalk for the cheeks.

Make a Little Lamb Embellishment

For the legs, cut two strips from the mat board to measure 1/2″ wide and 6″ long.  Fold the strip in half at an angle.  Use a black permanent marker to color on the hooves.  Glue to the back of the oval chipboard.  

Make a Little Lamb Embellishment

I embellished the front of a plain white paper bag with a glittered pink chevron paper by Doodlebug Design and also embellished the lamb with a cute chick button, as well as a flag by Doodlebug.  A generous dot ribbon was then glued to the top.

By Shellye McDaniel


Other Supplies Used:

  • Mat Board
  • Fabric Glue
  • Black Adhesive Pearls
  • Pink Chalk
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Assorted Embellishments


  1. Laura Strack

    This is too clever and oh so darling! That little lamb would make the cutest Easter card, ever! Thank you for the sweet idea.

  2. Shellye McDaniel

    Thanks, everyone! It’s definitely a project that will make you SMILE 🙂

  3. TracyM #6773

    SUPER CUTE card Shellye!!!
    LOVE your sweet little mini pom pom ribbon lamb!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your inspiration and tutorial 🙂

  4. Georgia Cressman

    So very adorable and clever use of ribbon!!

  5. Valerie Gee

    Super cute. I have *GOT* to get my hands on some of that pompom ribbon. My girls would love this little lamb, and in a miniature version, wouldn’t this make an adorable hair bow for Easter? TFS!!!

  6. Taunya Butler

    Wow this is so adorable and what an amazing lamb!!

  7. Diana Fisher

    This is so cute and a clever idea for that ribbon!

  8. Heather Thompson

    How cute is that!!


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