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    christmas tree ornaments

    So i'm done with this years ornaments. I make about 35-50 a year. this year was gnomes. what do i do for next year? NO folded star ones, they take too long to make that many. So do you all have a go to pattern? Is there a favorite one you made or received? any idea? I want to start now, when i can get fabrics on sale at JA's. I decorate my tree in aqua/white/silver. but make ornaments for everyone. Thanks everyone, and have a Merry Christmas
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I have made little fans out of wide lace. Just pleat the lace fan like, tie on a ribbon and hot glue a little flower and I thought they were really pretty and don't take long to make.

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    We made yoyo Christmas trees and ball shaped with a bell at the bottom.

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    JoAnn's carries mini painting canvas, as does Walmart (I think). Can you cover them with Christmas fabric and add ribbon to make it look like a package?

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    I crocheted 250 ornaments 5 years ago. There are pattern books out there, but lots of free patterns available. My whole tree is snowflakes and glass icicles.

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    Here is a cute vintage ornament you could make. Mine is about 4 " long by 4" at the bottom. You could make it smaller. It is all yo yos.
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    I love the felt Christmas trees found here
    http://www.countryliving.com/diy-cra...rafts/?slide=3

    This year I made oragami wreath's for everyone's tree ornament. They were fun to do.
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    Not sure where I saw this, probably doesn't fit the need of your #'s.
    Reusing an old Christmas/winter themed men's necktie, and purchasing the small balsam frames from a craft store. You simply cut a piece of the tie to fit the frame, add a bow or any embellishment to the top. I was surprised how neat this was. Again this idea probably doesn't fit your number. Would be fun to start saving/collecting Christmas ties for the future.

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    I want to see a picture of your gnomes...
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    Must be lovely. Please post a picture!
    Quote Originally Posted by dottiequilts View Post
    I crocheted 250 ornaments 5 years ago. There are pattern books out there, but lots of free patterns available. My whole tree is snowflakes and glass icicles.

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    Lynnie, here are 3 ideas that may work for you. Take pieces of packing foam and cut into assorted sizes and shapes. Wrap with small pieces of fabric, or wrapping paper and decorate with ribbons and bows. I still have some from years ago that my kids made with me and seeing the every year is fun. Buy bags of craft balls and use torn strips (about 1/2" works best) of asstd. fabric. Use hot glue or elmer's to secure the strips as you wrap the balls. When covered use twine, lace, rick rack, ribbon, etc. to decorate and make a hanger. They are simple to make and so fun to add embellishments to gear to someones decorating tastes. The last suggestion is to take between 15 and 20 pieces or lace, rick rack, ribbon, narrow cut pieces of fabric, etc. all cut to about 11". Lay a piece of cord about half way down and fold the stack of items in half over cord. Tie another piece of cord down from the fold about 1/2" to 3/4". What you are making are tassels. Sew or glue buttons onto the bottom of the ribbons. Didn't mean to make this so long and hope you understand the directions. Brenda

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    I've made Santa faces from a pattern from some 15 years ago. I also make little trees by putting a little stuffing in 3 different size squares and then folding to make a triangle. You "layer" 3 triangles and it looks like a tree. Sorry, don't see an option to attach pic.

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    Carol, i sent you a PM
    institches, my friend Dotty posted them, i think, under the Christmas ornament swap.
    beautiful out of the yo yo tree. I may do that and decorate it with leftovers.
    I can't even imagine how pretty the snowflakes and icicles would look. I love icicles.
    I did do them a few yrs back and hung a piece of ribbon and pearls and covered it at the top with a bow or flower. that might be an option for next year. i need to find clear icicles now.
    thank you all for your time to explain or show me how to do the ornaments. I still can't find my stockings or tree skirt,so I'm working on stocking now. tree skirt will be over the summer.
    thank you all.
    Last edited by lynnie; 12-19-2016 at 07:11 PM.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Have a look at Dinky Doo website. Today they have a tube for mini quilt ornaments

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    Here are some of mine.
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    i love those circular spiky ones...a LOT!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    tons of christmas ideas and 50+ handmade ornaments on the countryliving.com site.
    a quilter, a baker, a picture-taker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanabee Quiltin View Post
    Here is a cute vintage ornament you could make. Mine is about 4 " long by 4" at the bottom. You could make it smaller. It is all yo yos.
    Oh that is gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Mary View Post
    Here are some of mine.
    I almost made one of the last folded ornaments going around in a circle, but didn't have enough time. I have made the other folded ones and they turn out so nice.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    I have made log cabin blocks that hang on point. Easy to do and a good use of scraps. If you would like a picture I can send after the holidays. Traveling right now. Merry Christmas All!
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    I have been working on some rag ball ornaments.


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    This started out as a 2" Styrofoam ball, I cut 1-1/2 inch squares
    of fabric using the pinking shears or a pinking blade in my rotary
    cutter.

    I use the Aleene's Tacky glue diluted 75/25 mixture (75% glue to 25% water)
    small or skinny bamboo wood skewer.
    Below is a picture of the current ornament that I am working using a 1-1/2"
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    I went to the dollar tree store to get packs of the foam balls 3-4 sizes per bag.
    Can also use the different sizes to make snowmen.
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    Here's a yoyo wreath I like to make (and add a little bow). Name:  Yoyo Wreath.jpg
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    Some cute ideas!
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    that yo yo wreath is cute !than
    ks for posting a picture for us.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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