Every time I come up with an ornament I'd like to make, I have to ask myself if there's room on the tree. I mean, the poor thing is pretty loaded. But I take a good look, realize I can still see green and decide it's a go. I guess I'm going to keep adding to it until it loses its ability to stand. I feel like there's a metaphor for holiday overload in there somewhere, but I'm not going to look too hard for it. If I did, I might have to do something about it and my limbs aren't dragging on the ground yet.
To make this ornament you'll need:
- 7 - 1" tall wood spools
- 6 - 2" squares of green fabric
- 1 - 2" square of brown fabric
- star shaped button
- 10" of ribbon or cord
I received the wooden spools from Oriental Trading. For my full affiliate and sponsored post disclosure policy and point of view, click here.
This easy ornament is a great project for using up little bits of scrap fabric. I made all of mine green, but you can play around with the colors too.
To start, fold each of your squares in half and press. Fold both edges into the middle and press again. You'll end up with something that looks like a little strip of bias tape. Stitch across one short end of each strip, very close to the edge.
Set the strips aside for now. Tie the ends of your ribbon into a knot.
Slide the knot down the center of one of the spools. Using a hot glue gun, glue the knot inside the hole.
Glue the unstitched edge of the fabric strip to the spool. Wrap the fabric around the spool and glue the stitched end down. Repeat with the other spools and fabric.
If you'd like a cleaner look to the back of the ornament, another option is to stitch the end of the fabric.
Glue each row of spools together side by side.
It should look like this.
Glue each of those rows to each other.
Holding the ribbon to the back, add a blob of glue inside the hole at the top of the tree and stick one end of the star inside.
That's all there is to it. Sometimes the things on that holiday to-do list don't have to weigh you down! ;-)