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:
It's a combination of those two!
Here's what you need:
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.
Cut two circles from felt. I used a glass for a template.
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!
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.
Add a clip at the top. (It's a great place to hide a knot from your stitching!)
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!