Friday, December 03, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #189: Christmas Ornament

Please take my word for it but this is one project that definitely looks MUCH better in real life!  Our challenge was to make a Christmas ornament.  I knew that I wanted to use the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric from the Holiday mini. 

First, I used twisted three pipe cleaners to make my base circle.  Then, I cut strips of fabric (around 9 of each color, at 5 inch lengths) and started tying knots!  I also alternated Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla seam binding pieces throughout.  (I also wanted to use the Cherry Cobbler seam binding but mine just shipped from SU today...I waited TOO long to get this stuff...it's AWESOME!!!!!) 

I wasn't quite happy with that finished product so I knew what I needed to add...BIG DESIGNER BUTTONS that match...that's what is always great about using SU product...it always matches!!!  I used linen thread to tie on my buttons and my project was complete!  I think I might hang it on a doorknob instead of my Christmas tree!

Be sure to see what the other players did for their ornaments and thanks for checking my project out!

16 comments:

MJ said...

That is so fun. I love the addition of the buttons. I don't use those enough. Great job!

JP Card Crazy said...

How Cool!!! What a great ornament!
Love your choice of fabric and with the buttons what a great touch!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the fabric ornament, these would be great for little hands to create!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the feel of it!

Linda Monroe said...

Lisa,
this is darling. I love those buttons.

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful ornament (or door knob decoration) Very clever and pretty.

Basement Stamper said...

This is gorgeous, love the colors of it and the addition of the buttons is great!

Heidi Hihn said...

Cute idea! Your ornament came out wonderful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lisa, this is fantastic! So country like and crea8tive!

Ida said...

Super Fun Ornament. Has the "country decor" feel about it.

Barbara said...

Love this miniature little wreath ornament! GREAT idea! Sounds a bit tedious to make, but so worth the effort!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so sweet Lisa! What a great idea! I simply LOVE the buttons! :D

Nikki Bond said...

Love this idea...great ornament! {SMILES}

GCgirl said...

What a creative use of these fab new products! Great job on this challenge :0)

Lori said...

Fun holiday decoration! Love the fabric and button combo.

Chrissy D said...

This is SO cute! I am going to have to try it!