I love things that can be done in your lap and in front of the TV. This holiday ornament is fast, kid friendly and fun to make. Here’s the supply list:
3 squares of fabric – 5″ each Two fabrics the same and one that is contrasting.
2 buttons. Any buttons will do. Some holiday buttons would be really cute too!
Any thread color. The thread does not show in the end so just pick one. I chose green embroidery weight thread.
Some perle cotton in size 8 is helpful but you can just use regular thread. This is just to attach the buttons and to make the hanging loop.
scissors, needle, awesome light (maybe a stella) I used a finger press iron but I think a regular iron is helpful too.
This is a pattern from a blog called Sew, Love, Live. She is Norwegian-American – her site/blog is beautiful. Click here for the pattern.
I have completed the center of the ornament to step #5 and then set it aside. This is my “cream” square. If this ornament was a cookie the red square would be the cream center. The green squares would be the cookie part. I started with the “cream” center ’cause that’s my favorite of any cookie.
You make all three squares up to step #5 but continue with step #6 for the outside units. So, here is the center “cream” unit and one of the “cookie” units.
When all three units are complete I switched my thread to the perle cotton to attach them all together. They are just attached through the center with the buttons but I did a quick basting stitch to hold them in place. I think I could have done a better job with centering the button so be careful to check your button placement for a more “tidy” ornament.
I personally think mine looks good. Probably good enough for a gift tag or cute to hang around a bag of cookies for a neighbor. (I hope my neighbors are not reading this – it will ruin the surprise)
Give this a try. Maybe you are a girl scout leader and need a project or just looking for something different. I really loved this project and hope you do too!