Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
I was partnered with Dione from Clever Chameleon in AUSTRALIA!! How amazing is that? We both have traditional Christmas trees and decorations, and we both love hand-made and ornaments that have a story. I read more about Dione through her blog and discovered she is a keen and absolutely amazing quilter, so I knew I would make something using fabric.. Not sure whether it was a clever idea as I am not very good with sewing…. Also as it is travelling all the way to Australia, I was a little apprehensive about sending something fragile in post! Check out Dione’s amazing creations on her blog.
As I decided to do some fabric related ornaments, I purchased some cute Christmas fabrics. I am no quilter so that was out of the question straight away, but I did enjoy making some suffolk puffs (or yo yos in US) and thought they would be perfect for a cute Christmas ornament.
I decided to make not one but TWO ornaments – a Christmas tree and a Candy cane, but you can make whatever you want. I traced the circles and cut them out of the fabric. I then stitched all the way around the circle keeping the stitches evenly spaced, then pull the puff and secure the thread. To see step by step guide on how to make suffolk puffs, click here.
Once you have enough suffolk puffs made, you are ready to assemble them. I used some cardboard and felt for the backing. I glued the suffolk puffs to make the correct shape and then embellished them. Don’t forget to add the ribbon (hide it between the backing and the suffolk puff.
And here it is! I hope Dione will love them!
FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.