Over the past couple of years when I've attended holiday craft fairs, I've seen many beautiful quilted fabric ornaments for sale on crafter's tables. These beautiful ornaments, that will run you a pretty penny to purchase, are actually very simple to create at home. The beauty is, THEY ARE NO SEW ORNAMENTS! Yep! You don't have to know anything at all about quilting or sewing to create them.
Each ornament is unique to your own style and color preferences and combinations. They require very little fabric and you can make them as elaborate in design as you'd like. I've created the basic three color/layer star design, but if you were so inclined you could add more layers.
The supply list is not extensive either and very inexpensive. To make these quilted ornaments you'll need:
- 3" styrofoam ball
- lots and lots and lots of straight pins with a small flat head (also called sequin pins)
- hot glue
- embellishments of your choosing if you care to decorate further
I had planned to create a tutorial how I made my quilted fabric ornaments but there are so many very good ones already created that I encourage you to Google "Quilted Fabric Ornaments" and you'll find many, MANY sites with instructions. If you enjoy watching it done via a video, here is an excellent video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB9S-rxIe6w.
These are the first ones I've made and I am pleased with how they turned out. They take a bit of time and repetitous pinning and folding and pinning and folding. This is a great project to work on whilst watching television or put a video in to watch. Holiday movies are my first preference to keep me in the spirit of the project. *smiles*
My tree will be filled with an eclectic variety of handmade ornaments but I'm having a great time trying out some old and new crafts.
Until next time,