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I’m so excited to be participating in the Holiday Sewing Tour from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. And a tutorial on a Sunday? Mixing it up people, mixing it up.
You all know that I love having a banner above my pantry doors. And I don’t have a Christmas one yet, so thus, the Felt Ornament Banner was born.
This baby is easy to put together, especially if you have a digital cutting machine. I used my Cricut Mini to help me out, but it’s still do-able without one. Just a bit more work.
Here’s what you need:
- glitter sheets (found at Hobby Lobby with the felt)
- ribbon – two different spools and widths
- heat ‘n bond or interfacing
- digital cutting machine (Cricut Mini here) or just good old fashioned scissors
- sewing machine/accessories
Start off in your software, if you are using some type of digital cutting machine. I found an ornament shape that I liked, that had one more decorative and one solid.
I sized them to the exact same size by placing one on top of the other. Then, of course, separated them for cutting.
I used the red, decorative felt for this shape. It is a bit more stiff. I still applied some heat n’ bond to the back to help my machine cut it. I don’t know if it would work with regular felt or not; I didn’t try it.
The glitter sheets were pretty stiff on their own, more of a canvas type of material, so they cut easily. I cut the solid shapes of both ornament shapes with my machine.
They should fit close to perfect over each other.
The green ornaments were just circle shaped ornaments out of regular felt, so after cutting the glitter part, I just hand cut the felt to go over the top of it. Also easy.
Sew the felt ornaments to the glitter ornaments.
Figure out how long you want the banner to be. Cut your ribbon to this length – one piece of each – and sew along one edge of the smaller ribbon, centering it on the bigger ribbon. When you sew along the second side, sew the ornaments in where you want them placed.
And then you’ve got yourself a festive, fun holiday decoration!
I love how the glitter peeks through the felt.
Such an easy way to spruce up your holiday décor!
On December 21st, Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom will be hosting a linky party for you to link up all of your holiday sewing projects! Be sure to share yours! There is also a giveaway for a Brother 1034d serger! This is the one I have and I LOVE it!
Also, you might be interested to see where the tour stopped yesterday, and where it’s headed tomorrow.
In case you missed yesterday’s stop, head on over to Sew Country Chic to see what Justine made.
And tomorrow, you’ll want to visit Welcome to the Mouse House to grab the tutorial for this Picture Pocket Pillow.