Every year I like to make a new handmade Christmas ornament for our tree, to celebrate something important from the year. Last year I made a wedding ornament. I took an extra wedding invitation, cut it in strips, curled the strips and stuffed them inside a clear ball ornament.
This year I wanted to make an ornament for our move to Colorado. I saw this idea on pinterest and decided to recreate it.
Time: 2 hours
I found a glass the right size for my ornament and used it as a template to cut the felt.I had a rough idea of how I wanted the ornament to look, mountains with “COLORADO 2013” at the bottom. I sketched out my design a few times and decided on this. I drew it on the felt with the frixion pen (it’ll erase with the iron when I’m done). Using a backstitch, I stitched over my design. This video is helpful if you haven’t backstitched before. To join the two pieces of felt together, I used a blanket stitch. It’s important to keep the size and spacing of the stitches the same so it looks neat. When I got near the top of the ornament, I pinned a piece of ribbon in place.I left a small gap to use to stuff the poly-fill, finished stitching around the ornament and tied it off.That’s it!Our 2013 Christmas Ornament!