Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

Lately, I have been searching for some ornament ideas to make for our Christmas tree.  I came upon this one for a felt ball at Zakka Life.  I'm a believer in using my sewing machine if at all possible (modern conveniences - you know) so instead of sewing it by hand... I used my machine and they were so quick.  I also added a dot of glue and some glitter to each of the joints.  I really like how they turned out.

The next one I found was this quilled snowflake.  Isn't it so elegant!  I fell in love with it right away. You can see the inspiration for this one HERE.  And, obviously, I made some changes.  My husband knows better than to expect anything I do to be done exactly like the recipe says.  I'm always adding my own interpretation whether it be food or crafting.
They are actually super easy.  That's one thing I love about this one - it looks so much more complicated than it really is.  Makes me look good!  :)
I didn't want to go and buy a quilling tool in case I didn't like it so I made a jimmy-rigged one.  I took a needle with an eye about 1/4 in. and cut the end off with wire cutters.  Then I wrapped  the point with a bunch of masking tape so I could hold onto it better.  It has worked great and now I'll go out and find a real quilling tool because I'm in love with this new art.

I can't wait to see these on my Christmas tree soon!