Tuesday, December 27, 2011

round layered ornament

I thought this was another One Lucky Day project but I can't find it on her blog. So I have no idea where I saw this, only that it was very cute and I had all the stuff on hand to make some. I also can't find photos of the five that I made, only the one I still have here. Ah, well. They all have good homes.

The one I saw online had a base circle of Warm-n-Natural batting but I used some off white upholstery fabric I had already out. I cut variously sized circles of vintage papers, tissue paper patterns, lace - whatever grabs you, pretty much. Don't make perfect circles, just cut by eye. Layer them however you like, largest to smallest, then sew enough to keep the layers together. I sewed in a random circular motion using black thread. You need two for each orny. My largest circle is about 3.5-4 inches across.

Then I cut about 10' of pearl cotton for the hanger and made knots all along it, just randomly. I glued the knotted ends of the hanger in between two sewn circles, using E6000. They sat under a heavy book all night, then I fluffed up the tissue paper a bit for some texture, glued either a button (or three) or an old glittery star to each side, and voila - a vintage, unbreakable ornament.

1 comment:

  1. Crikey you've been busy Leslie! Decorations, notecards, stamping, mail art! I have to say I really like the stitching you did around the photo - I'm openly admitting to copying shortly on something I am working on when I get back State side. Things are "okay" here - actually not as bad as it could have been EXCEPT Miss Gwendoline had to be hospitalized for one night at the local vet - she ate something she should not have and really messed herself up (gory stuff, but heh she's a Schnauzer...)Good news I got her back today and she is on the mend... I did not bring any artsy things with me (except a stack of Somerset magazines) and I am itching to get back at it - two ideas for our January mail :). "Talk" to you soon...J