If you're looking for a quick Christmas gift this year, you'll love this idea! It's simple and fast and so easy to personalize.
|Christmas 2014 Ornament|
If you still have some time after making the Christmas ornament, you might want to tackle the Snowflake Brrr design and create a pillow or wall hanging with it. I know you'll have time to create that project too!
|Snowflake Brrr design by Chatterbox Quilts|
- Two pieces of fabric - one for the front and one for the back. I used squares that were about 8" each.
- A piece of ribbon or rickrack about 6" long for the hanger. I chose a piece of coordinating rickrack.
- A piece of heavy fusible web, just slightly smaller than the fabric pieces.
- A CD, bowl or jar lid - something to trace the circle that will be the finished size of your ornament. I used a CD and found it was perfect for the size I wanted.
Trace the circle onto the right side of one of the fabric pieces. I used a Frixion pen so I could easily remove the traced line later.
After tracing the circle, I embroidered the snowflake inside the circle, centering the design in the circle.
|Snowflake embroidered inside the circle|
|Finally, a use for my pinking shears!|
|Front and back fabrics all |
|Layered up and ready to be fused|
|All finished and hanging in my house already|
If you have additional time, consider adding some embellishments to the ornament. A running stitch or maybe even some beading all around the edge would be lovely (why didn't I think of that when I did this ornament?!). There are lots of ways to jazz up this little decoration.
I had fun creating this ornament and it only took an hour to whip up.
I hope you'll try stitching your own embroidered Christmas ornament and would love to see your creations.