Tree Ornaments

My Creation

Tree Ornaments.

It took awhile for the tree ornament concept to evolve into something I could use. I began with a very loooooooonnnng narrow triangle of fabric that I machine gathered down the center with 2 rows of stitches. I glued it to a kebob skewer and added trims.
From there I had the idea of sewing 2 layers of fabric together and threading it onto the skewer. This proved more satisfactory when I stuck the base in a cutoff wine cork and added a wooden star to the top. My biggest discovery was when I tried twisting it on the skewer so it became a 3D tree rather than flat.
I experimented with using green cotton fabric that I stiffened to keep it from fraying. I also tried different weights of interfacing material. I used pinking shears on some, left others plain and slashed the edges on others. I even used green ink to give the appearance of snow tipped branches. Flat backed gem stones make good ornaments and glitter spray gives an all over sparkle.

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KnitnStitchSue commented on 2010-06-30 09:32:01

Oh, I love these! Might have to give this a go ...... :)

julieanneb commented on 2010-06-30 09:36:50

fab idea - they look smashing!!!

prettypink commented on 2010-06-30 10:44:22


andie commented on 2010-06-30 11:15:34

Love these

craftycrafterdenise commented on 2010-06-30 13:20:11

love them & thank god its no just me thinking about crimbo time lol xx

fairyland commented on 2010-06-30 22:09:32

Love these very clever

TLW commented on 2010-06-30 22:19:21

Great idea, love them

Cristina commented on 2010-07-01 14:35:14

These are great!

birdie commented on 2010-07-03 20:08:35

Very innovative, great looking trees, and a good way to use up oddments of fabric, well done.

Jenx commented on 2010-07-04 04:57:22

Thanks for checking out my trees. They're easy to make but actually take a lot more fabric than you'd guess. As I recall, I used triangles that were only about 3 or 4 inches at the base but were about 18 inches long. I think they'd be cute in a Holiday print fabric but they have to be dipped in a stiffener or sprayed to keep them from fraying.

Time Taken
1 hour +
30 June 2010

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