Monday, June 8, 2009

"CHRISTMAS" Garland

I hope you will have as much fun making these little ornaments as I did! I also hope you will be inspired as I was to use only what can be found in the nooks and crannies of your craft room. This is what I call Creative Breathing!



ICE SKATE:  Begin top right of boot, button stitch catching hanger. Insert tinsel blade, continue stitching around boot bottom. Stuff, stitch close top of boot. With thread still on needle, tack on fluffy pipe cleaner. Use craft glue to attach sole to boot. Lace boot from bottom up, tie knot, thread string onto needle, pull through pom poms. Tie knot, slightly pull through to hide string.



SNOWFLAKE:  Bend 2 stems in half, cut. Bend in half again. Twist together one pipe cleaner to the left, one to the right with each added. Hot glue small button to back of snowflake, large button on front. Bend remaining stem in half, cut, fold into fourths, cut, use 6 pieces to twist onto spokes of snowflake. Trim to desired length with wire cutters.



ANGEL: This caroling angel is made using the same steps as Santa. Stitch angel face and buttons on first. Whip stitch angel closed tucking in hanging string with last stitches. Inch long piece of tinsel pipe cleaner slips onto head. Secure with stitch in back!

SANTA: Cut opening for face using small pattern circle. Place face piece behind opening, attach with button stitch. Stitch face. Curl one end of beard strip, secure with stitch. Attach beard, hat strip, belt with glue. Stitch mouth. Stitch belt button. Whip stitch body closed securing hanger, sew on button.



HOUSE: Stitch in place door, use craft punch, punch red circle, insert. Attach snowflake.

HOUSE: BS short stitch strip to roof pieces, punch holes. BS long strip to house front, back, stuff. Thread hanging cord, insert peak roof. Glue roof in place.



 
TREE:  Whip stitch closed ea. circle and trunk. To assemble: pull needle up through bottom of  first piece, take a stitch in it's top to secure. Repeat securing stitch with each tree piece. Thread bead, create hanger, go back through bead and top of tree, tie knot.




REINDEER: BS and fill ea. leg. BS body catching hanging thread. BS head catching antlers, leave bottom open, stuff, attach to body. Attach ears, tail.



MOUSE: BS body one direction and then running stitch back the other way; turn right side out. Gather opening with running stitch, stuff, pull close. BS base to bottom. Attach eyes, ears, mouth, tail,  and candy cane. Create hanger by stitching in place and knotting.





ASSEMBLY: I used only what I had on hand! A little spool of .99 cent rick-rack, fabric scraps, bits and bobs found tucked away for just this purpose, and paper scraps left over from a Christmas project.Can you guess what this garland spells? CHRISTMAS!!!




26 comments:

LvPoohBr2 said...

Wow this is amazing!!

Trinity said...

You are so talented! I caould just read your blog all day long!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this wonderful garland.
Un grand merci de France.
Dominique

aaaandreaaaa said...

Love this. I hope I win.

Carla said...

How wonderful E! Hope I can find time to make one.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've just found your wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing bits of your life.

Tiffany said...

Oh I just found your garland....so cute - I'm gearing up for Christmas gifts to give and this is perfect! Thank you :)

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Oh My Goodness Elizabeth. What an amazing garland. Those decorations are stunning. Thank you so much for sharing the secrets. I am starting to hear jingle bells already! Carol :)

Britt @ Sweet Sassy Molassy! said...

I love this! Thank you so much for sharing the patterns, I am printing them as I type this! I am going to make the garland for my partner in my Christmas in July swap!
xox
Britt
Come visit me!
www.sweetsassymolassyblog.blogspot.com

ArtzeeChris said...

This garland is just about the cutest thing ever! Each ornament is sweeter than the next. Thanks so much for sharing the directions on how to make one!

Best Regards,
Chris :)

Bethany said...

These are so adorable! Thank you for the tutorials! You make it look too easy. Can't wait to try my hand at making this garland. It's the perfect way to cheer up a little home!

Blessings!

♥ Bethany

www.happyhomemaker.me

lovecrafts said...

So cute! thanks for sharing.

just me said...

found your blog through pinterest! adding you to follow! so many cute ideas!!!

SoupSeeds said...

These are adorable! Thank you for sharing such darling patterns. Happy New Year!

Kate
soupseeds.blogspot.com

SueB said...

These are just adorable!

SueB said...

These are just adorable!

Lisette Harzing said...

These are so very adorable. I am gonna make some for sure. Love the skate!!!
I hope you don't mind placing a photo with a link to your weblog on one of my co owned blogs?
nederlandseswappers.blogspot.com
x
Lisette

DollZandThingZ said...

So lovely! Just saw it on Pinterest. Love it!! Thank you!

Katie Lamb said...

this is so beautiful cant wait to have a go.

Kathy said...

Fantastic! I am looking forward to making some of these.

Barb said...

love them all-thanks so much

Darcy said...

Definitely going to try the house ornament, so cute! Thanks for the patterns.

schmidt1016 said...

These are just adorable, Elizabeth! They all look simple to make, yet make a big impact. I will be sure to make them. Thanks for your great talents and your generosity.

Leslie

jackie butterill said...

This is fabulous...you are very talented. I had better start creating now so I can give them to my family. Thank you so much for sharing

Reme said...

Qué bonitos, eres una artista, gracias por compartir. Un saludo.

Patti said...

I love this cute ice skate. Could I get the pattern for it?