Charming Christmas Ornaments

Hi!  It is Leila from Sewn.  I took a break this week from writing tutorials for the We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler to make some simple Christmas ornaments.  I think it is a fun way to incorporate some of my favorite fabrics into our Christmas decorations.  Let me show you how I made them.

A few charm squares (I am using Rouenneries Deux by French General)
Heat and Bond Iron-on Adhesive
Wooden Die Cuts
String or Ribbon
Glue gun or glue

Buttons, ribbons, lace, fabric scraps…

Trace around the wooden shapes on the paper side of the Heat and Bond.  If you are using a asymmetrical shape – like a letter – trace the front and back of the shape.

Rough cut around the outlines and iron onto the back of your chosen charms.  I was able to get two ovals onto one charm.

 Cut out the shapes just inside the lines.

Peel off the paper backing and iron the fabric directly onto the wooden shape.  I didn’t even take off those miserable stickers.   Flip over the wooden shape and iron the other piece of fabric onto the backside also.

I wanted to spruce my ornament up with a little button flower, so I ironed some Heat and Bond to a scrap of green fabric from my Amish Braid quilt and free form cut some little leaves and a stem.

Place the leaves as desired and iron onto the ornament.  Glue a button on for the flower.  You can keep your ornament plain or go as crazy as you want with extra embellishments.

When you are done decorating your ornament, take a piece of string or ribbon, place the ends together and glue to the back of the ornament.    If you can’t find your glue gun, regular glue works well too.  🙂

Tie a little bow and glue it on top of the string ends.  Or place a button over the loose ends to cover the raw edges of the string.

As many charming ornaments as you desire – one charm pack will make more than 20!  This is also a great way to use up extra charms or small scraps from other projects.  Feel free to stop by my blog and see some other ornaments that my girls made!

Leila Gardunia