Hand Stitched Ornaments

Dec 5, 2013

Star Ornaments

I love to make hand­made items dur­ing the hol­i­days. I believe it all stems from my child­hood and mak­ing hol­i­day items with my mom. For as long as I can remem­ber she and I have made some­thing for the hol­i­days and these fab­ric orna­ments are fun to cre­ate espe­cial­ly if you like instant grat­i­fi­ca­tion. I did the stitch­ing one night and then stitched the back on the next.

The images are Maya Road stamps that I stamped onto nat­ur­al muslin using Archival ink. I stitched a sim­ple out­line stitch all along the images, then using a pen­cil, light­ly wrote the name onto each orna­ment and hand stitched over it. Inside the but­ter­fly I added some Dia­mond Stick­les for a lit­tle sparkle.

Once I had the images stitched I decid­ed to use a Maya Road Linen Burlap Star for the back­ing. Using the star as my guide, I cut the muslin using pink­ing shears into the shape of the linen star. I used a sim­ple back stitch  to attach the muslin and linen burlap pieces togeth­er. The hang­er is a piece of Maya Road Twine Cord­ing that is stitched to the top of each star orna­ment.

Star Ornaments Close Up

This project is some­thing sim­ple and sweet that will look adorable adorn­ing any fam­i­ly tree and what child does not like an orna­ment with their name on it?


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