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ornamentation: stuffed zig zags


Some of the best ideas come not from one new idea, but from several existing things coming together into something new. Such is the case with today's ornament. I just didn't realize that until after I made it.

Last year, Michelle made a super cute embroidered ornament, which she reposted a couple days ago. Also last year, I saw an idea for using curtain clips as an ornament hanger. (It was on BHG.com, but I'm not sure exactly where!) Apparently these concepts were floating in the back of my mind when I created this:

Zig Zag Ornament

It's a combination of those two!

Here's what you need:
Felt
Embroidery floss
Stuffing
Curtain clips

Zig Zag Ornament

The idea of using these clips feels like pure genius, so I've been trying them out with several kinds of ornaments, and you'll see another one here next week...and the week after that. They're so versatile and easy to use!

This pack came from Ikea, near the fabric and drapes. They are really affordable there. You can also find them at places like JoAnn, but they're a bit more pricey.

Zig Zag Ornament

Cut two circles from felt. I used a glass for a template.

Zig Zag Ornament

Add a bit of embroidery. Mine is just some zig zags (hence the name of the ornament), but you could stitch just about anything on there!

Zig Zag Ornament

Stitch around the edge with a running stitch, leaving a spot to stuff the ornament. Add some stuffing...just enough to make the ornament slightly plump. Sew it closed.

Zig Zag Ornament

Add a clip at the top. (It's a great place to hide a knot from your stitching!)

Zig Zag Ornament

Hang your ornament! Doesn't the metal clip make a perfect substitute for the traditional metal piece on a glass ball ornament? Now, imagine clipping these onto all kinds of soft little guys to make ornaments!

If you make one of these, or any ornament this Christmas season, be sure to link up!

12 comments:

  1. Cute!!!! Super easy too...
    Cheers,
    Messy

    www.shelleysarina.blogspot.com

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  2. This might be next year's present topper! (already have one this year)

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  3. How simple and cute! I so want to go to the coffee shop tomorrow and sit there with some hot coffee and make 12 of these.

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  4. I'm loving these posts. I love seeing what's next!

    Grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  5. cute idea!!! I have a handful of those clips in my junk drawer... guess what is gonna be made this weekend!!!

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  6. Anonymous2:04 PM

    Mollie,

    I just wanted to let you know that i love your blog. You work really hard on it and it shows. These ideas are gret and PLEASE keep them coming!!

    Maureen

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  7. Anonymous2:06 PM

    P.S. the word was supposed to be great but that's what happens when you don't proof read and hot the send button. :( LOL

    Maureen

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  8. Anonymous2:11 PM

    Mollie,

    Does your computer have a "hot" button? Evidently mine does! LOL LOL LOL :)

    Maureen

    (Good thing I'm not an editor!)

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  9. HaHa! Thanks Maureen!

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  10. Love it! Great idea and so easy & cute!

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  11. Ummm...how awesome is the curtain slip on top?! :) Thanks for the link-up, Mollie - your ornament is super-cute!

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