Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Christmas Ornament


One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to make an annual Christmas ornament for our tree and to give as gifts to some of our family and friends. Some years I dream up something on my own and then other years I see the perfect ornament in a magazine or blog. This year, a couple weeks back, I was blog hopping and found this year's ornament compliments of Laurie Schmidlin of Just Give Me Stamps.

Isn't it darling? Love! Thanks Laurie!

If you have a circle die, a snowflake die, like this one from The Cat's Pajamas, and some felt...you're good to go! Not only is this ornament cute, but I already had the tools and supplies. Gotta love it when there's nothing else to buy!

While Laurie machine stitched her ornaments, because she's probably a whiz at the sewing machine, I opted for a blanket stitch because my sewing machine hates me! ;) I also used some twine for my hanger while Laurie used jute, I think. And I added a little tag for the year. Both versions lovely! I bet you could get creative and use something different for the center, like another smaller snowflake, and use a different color felt. Imagine pink, cream and blue! I have only a few colors and a deep purple didn't seem to fit the spirit of Christmas!

Do you make ornaments? You can always start a new tradition this year! In all your spare time! ;) If you need some ideas, I've seen a lot on Pinterest! Thanks for stopping by today!

Kathy :)


Lynn said...

I'm drooling over this! I love the pop of red and have the felt and dies. May have to give this a go!! Gorgeous!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful. I esp love the blue with the red and white bakers twine! Looks great!

cnelson said...

Wow!! So FAB!! LOVE it!!!

Vicki Burdick said...

Love, Love, Love!!! Gotta try this!!

Aimes said...

Oh what a sweet ornament!
Glad it's not only me who argues with her sewing machine ;D

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, these are beautiful, Kathy! I just love felt ornaments. There's something so homespun and cozy about them. LOVE the colors you used. That snowflake is gorgeous. Really adore the button in the center. :)

Diana Fisher said...

I just love this! Great colors—my tree is teal/aqua and red this year. Love it! PINNING!

Alice Carman said...

Kathy this is so cute! I saw that die and now I want it...tee hee.

Nathalie said...

Absolutely lovely Kathy!!! I wish I had all those tools to make them!

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