We'll call this a 'loose tutorial' - If you'd like more specifics, please ask.
As Christmas rapidly approaches, some of us might be struggling with those hard-to-buy-for folks on our lists. Tree ornaments are pretty safe gift, and so easy to personalize if you know a thing or two about your giftee.
Last year I decided ornament sets would be a fun thing to make for my girlfriends, and after scanning the
Paper (any kind - I used plain ol' computer-style)
Stuffing (PolyFill, Buffalo Snow, etc)
Assorted Felt sheets
Needle and felt-matching embroidery thread(s)
Glue (hot or fabric - optional)
I decided what theme I was going for for each set, sketched little shapes onto my paper, then cut them out to use as patterns.
I added a ribbon loop at the top of each ornament by folding a piece of ribbon in half and fixing it in place as I stitched the outside edges of the ornaments, but you could easily poke a wire ornament hanger through the thin felt for the same effect.
Here are my results:
|Sushi for Em|
|Twilight for Mel (yes, the E sparkles)|
|Cake and doggy desserts for Paula|
Clockwise from top L: Headmount, Yarn & Knitting Needles,Whisk, Holiday Tully's Cup, FishHand-stitching is a little time consuming, but the result is worth it, and how fun to contribute something that will be a part of your friends' Christmas year after year.