Friday, December 3, 2010

Countdown to Christmas-Week 10

Good morning!  For today's countdown project I have a super simple, but cute, fabric ornament to share.  Remember this ornament?  Well, my Candy Cane fabric was feeling left out, so I had to make an ornament with it too.  I changed it up a but and made it more "fun" than the Deck the Halls ornament.

I started with the Scallop Circles (the one with the two scallop circles) and cut out two pieces of the large polka dot fabric with some batting sandwiched in between the fabric layers.  I love how easy the Big Shot can cut all those layers in one pass!  Then I sewed the layers together, making sure to add the ribbon hanger between the layers before sewing!

Then I took the Circles die and cut two of one of the circles.  I think I used the third biggest one!  I wanted the circles to be roughed up a bit, so I frayed the edges and stretched the circles a bit to loosen the fibers in the fabric.  These layers were puckered a bit and then tacked on by hand.  I just tacked them to hold the little pucker.  The button really holds them on.

The ornament is finished off with a Garden Green button from the Candy Cane Buttons pack.  I actually fed the red ribbon through the button holes before sewing the button on and when I was done sewing, I tied the ribbon in a kind of hides my not so good button sewing!!!

The ribbon used for the loop to hang the ornament is Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain and the ribbon in the middle of the button is Real Red 1/8" Taffeta.

Are you looking for more fabulous handmade ornament ideas?  Sherri is doing 12 Days of Christmas Projects on her blog.  And, I happen to know she's going to be posting some GREAT and very creative little ornaments!  You'll want to click on over to her blog to check them out!

Have an inspired day!

1 comment:

  1. I love that ornament Lisa! Thanks for the link to may Christmas Countdown . . .it is actually 25 days, not 12, at least that is my intention ;) .

    I also love you little signature. Very nice!


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