Thursday, 1 December 2016

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Many of the ornaments on my tree have been handmade by me over the years. In 2015, I added two more to my collection. The first is made from layered strips with a piece of cardstock sandwiched between two contrasting pieces of fabrics. I chose a red print for the one side and a gold print for the other. I may make these again, but maybe with some of the great decorative paper available on either side rather than the fabric.
Snowflake Ornament from Fabric & cardstock
 The second handmade ornament was this wreath from tiny (3/4") hexagons. I had originally thought to leave it just plain, but I just needed to add some embellishment.
Wreath ornament from little hexagons
 So I looked through my button box and found some little red buttons. It looked better, but was still missing something!
Hexagon Wreath with buttons added
And I dug into my embroidery floss bin for some red floss and outlined each hexagon with a running stitch.
Hexagon Wreath with buttons & embroidery floss detail
I love the way it turned out & it looked great on our tree!

What about you? Do you make your own Christmas decorations?

--Ann