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i fell to the peer pressure of emails and comments and actual face to face conversations of “how about ornaments? why haven’t you done any ornaments?”

well, i did in fact have one planned before this one, but i felt like a sewing project was in order since i’ve not really shown you much of that lately. no worries more of it is coming. but for now here’s a fabric ornament that will be a great teacher or neighbor gift. or heck, add them to your tree. 🙂

for one ornament

materials needed:

*1/4 yard fabric

*mason jar (wide mouth) or a cup will work just the same.

*pencil

* ribbon (around 8″)

*hot glue gun

lets’g get started:

*fold your fabric in half with right sides facing.

*i used a mason jar (wide) mouth to make my circles. but any mouth of a cup or glass will work.

*place mouth of the jar down on the fabric and with a pencil trace 9 circles

*next you are going to sew right on your drawn lines. all the way around, and back stitch when you get back to where you began on your circle.

*picture 1: cut out all your circles.

*picture 2: pull your circle so you can…

*picture 3: cut open a small slit in the middle of your circle but make sure you only that one side.

*picture 4: turn inside out

* press with an iron.

this is what your now pressed circle will look like.

*do the same for all 9 circles.

now lets assemble the ornament:

*grab your ribbon

*place flat onto one circle (cut side up) in the middle making enough of a loop for hanging.

*place hot glue and secure your ribbon

**this is your base point of the ornament.

*next, grab your next circle, with the non cut side facing you, fold in half and place a line of hot glue as close to the folded edge as you can.

*place your curved edges to line up with the outside of your circle, and with the hot glue side down place your folded circle on top of your base circle, and press down in place.

*fold your next circle, repeat the above step but this time place it on the other half like the picture above.

*repeat this step for the total of 4 circles on this one side (so 2 & 2)

*now that you have one side done, lets flip over the ornament, and repeat this same process again with the 4 circles.

*this is what your ornament should look like when all your circles have been glued on.

okay now to make that honeycomb design:

*take EVERY TWO circle flaps of fabric, and place a small dab of hot glue on the inside edge of your flaps in the middle of the ornament facing you:

see how when i pull it apart it is glued in the middle? that’s what i mean when i say “the middle”.

*now take two of the glued flaps, and take the outside flaps, close to the top, add another small dab of hot glue on the inside edge and press:

you are now starting to get the honeycomb look, continue to do this around the top of the ornament.

*do the same to the bottom part of the ornament, on the same outside flaps as the top ones.

*you now have one completed ornament.

add solid color coordinating ones to the mix and you will have a very pretty set of ornaments.

come back tomorrow (monday) we will be having a fabric bundle giveaway. cause you know you need fabric to give to yourself as a present under that tree!