Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ornament Project

As featured on Craft Gossip!

I made a couple ornaments the other night. If you want to try making some, here are the instructions!

Materials:
  • two pieces of felt
  • embroidery thread
  • thin piece of cardboard (I used the side of an empty cereal box)
  • about 15 inches of ribbon
  • a 2 1/4" worry doll
  • a little llama or animalito of your choice
  • needle
  • scissors
Instructions for llama ornament:
  • Cut two circles from felt, approximately 3 1/4" in diameter.
  • Cut a circle from cardboard, approximately 2 1/2" in diameter.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon, about 7 1/2" inches long.
  • Using embroidery thread, sew the llama onto one circle of felt.
  • Sew little lines to make snowflakes/stars or the design of your choice.
  • Sandwich the cardboard circle between the two felt circles (the cardboard gives it some stability).
  • Beginning at about "11:00", use blanket stitches counterclockwise to sew the circles together until you reach "1:00".
  • Fold the ribbon in half, places ends inside circles, and finish sewing the circle.
Instructions for worry doll ornament:
  • Cut two ovals from felt, approximately 4" long.
  • Cut oval from felt in contrasting color, approximately 3" long.
  • Cut an oval from cardboard, approximately 3" long.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon, about 7 1/2" inches long.
  • Using embroidery thread, sew the wory doll onto the 3" felt oval.
  • Stitch the 3" oval onto the front of one 4" oval.
  • Sandwich the cardboard oval between the two felt ovals (the cardboard gives it some stability).
  • Beginning at about "11:00", use blanket stitches counterclockwise to sew the circles together until you reach "1:00".
  • Fold the ribbon in half, places ends inside circles, and finish sewing the circle.

2 comments:

Kathy Martin Studio said...

Those are cute! I couldn't make them though unless I used paint intead of the needle and thread!

smiles,
Kathy

La Alicia said...

your ornaments are great! I love your shop. Can't wait to try my hand -- thanks for the instructions! :)