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Winter Wonderland Ornament


Christmas is now over, and yet here I am sharing another ornament project with you. What? There really is a plan to all of this. You see, while some folks like to get their Christmas decorations taken down right away, I prefer keeping some things up for a while. Especially the lights and maybe some garland. January can feel so dark, so those items are very welcome to me.

January is also a month where the song Winter Wonderland makes the most sense to me. It's rare to have lots of snow in December, but you meet up with plenty of snowmen in January! So, I thought that saving this wintery snowflake until after Christmas would be just fine. Besides...who says you can only have ornaments hanging on a tree?

Winter Wonderland Ornament


Here's what you need:

Wool Blend Felt (I used BenzieBazaar felt - see note below)
Embroidery Floss (I used DMC 598, 151, B5200 and 310)
Needle
Scissors
Pinking or Scallop Shears (optional)
Winter Wonderland Pattern PDF

A Note on Wool Blend Felt: This December, all of my felt projects are using felt provided by BenzieBazaar. I am seriously smitten with this felt! It's almost, almost as lovely as 100% wool, but at a fraction of the cost. By purchasing the Glitter and Glass collection, plus a small piece of Purple and Seaside, you'll have all that you need to make all of the small felt projects this month (six ornaments and three gift toppers!).

Winter Wonderland Ornament

Cut out the snowflake shape, plus the two backing pieces, using pinking shears on the smaller piece if you want. When cutting the snowflake, don't worry about getting it too precise.

Winter Wonderland Ornament

Embroider the details onto the snowflake using two strands of embroidery floss.

Winter Wonderland Ornament

Stitch the snowflake onto the smaller backing piece with tiny stitches along the edge. They should be nearly invisible!

Winter Wonderland Ornament
Winter Wonderland Ornament

Stitch the front onto the larger backing. Use thread that matches the back so that the stitches don't stand out. For this one, I used colonial knots to hold this together. Although they are usually more decorative, they work in a functional manner too!

Winter Wonderland Ornament

Take a stitch through the back layer only, and then tie the thread ends together to form a hanger.

Winter Wonderland Ornament

Hang your snowflake on some garland, a ceiling fan, curtain ties...or even a tree that's still welcome in winter!

9 comments:

  1. I love the knots holding the back two pieces together! Super cute!

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  2. The knots are really a fun and cute details! Also love the look of the snowflake.

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  3. I might make this two sided and use it as a small tree topper. Thanks!

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  4. Dear Mollie, Thank you so much for sharing this sweet pattern and your tutorial! I love the colors! I love to keep my Christmas tree up for awhile too! Yours is beautiful! I hope you have Happy New Year filled with blessings from the Lord! Love and hugs, Paula xo

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  5. This is once again such a cute pattern! A must-make!

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  6. Hey I just posted your diy on my blog! :)
    Love u
    xoxo
    Roberta
    www.momokoplush.com

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  7. Ridiculously cute! Your blog helped inspire me to do embroidery too!

    http://threeinchstitch.blogspot.com

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  8. you made all your crafts look so adorable and kawaii.

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  9. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I'm betting I'm a bit older than most of your followers....and cross stitching isn't as much fun as it use to be...so your wonderfully simple and extremely cute embroidery patterns are keeping me interested in embroidery and a bit of crafting.
    Also wanted to tell you that I embroidered several pillowcases with SHHH...I'm sleeping. Got that idea from SHHH...I'm praying.
    Thank you again and best wishes for a blessed New Year...

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