Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial
Have you got your Christmas craft on yet? Well it's time to make some cute ornaments then! These ones are extra special because you can add your children's photos for a personalised touch. They'd would make a great gift for Grandma and Grandpa too!
You will need:
Ric Rac, lace, buttons, beads for decorations.
Let's get started!
You'll need to practice your drawing skills and draw yourself the template of the tree (or cheat and print one from your computer, I wont tell).
Cut out two trees, on one of the trees cut out a circle in the centre.
Next cut out a strip of felt about 1cm x 6cm and sew it onto the inside of the back piece. This is a "shelf" for your photo, so it doesn't slip out of place.
On the front piece add your decorations. Lace, ric-rac, buttons and beads are all perfect for this. Sew them on until you are happy with how you've decorated your tree.
Your next step is to do a blanket stitch around the inner circle. If you don't know how to do one, there are lots of tutorials online on how to do a blanket stitch, I recommend watching one on You Tube.
Next you are going to make a slit in your back piece for the photo to slip into. Just take some sharp scissors and make a cut approximately 3.5cm long.
It's time to join the two pieces together. Sandwich a piece of ribbon at the top in between the two and then join them with a blanket stitch. This is how your ornament should look now:
The last step is to find the perfect photo to put in your ornament! Cut to size if needed and then insert into the slip at the back.
Congratulations! You are done, it's small enough to slip into a card for the Grandparents or hang it straight onto your tree to enjoy!
Thanks for doing some Christmas craft with me today, I hope you had fun!