I am so excited to share with you this easy idea for making easy Christmas ornaments using your Scallop Square Stampin’ Up! Bigz Die!  I decided to make this a picture tutorial for you so that you too can make these beautiful ornaments.

To get started you will need the following items: two squares cut out using the Scallop Square Die (I used the beautiful Deck The Halls fabric from Stampin’ Up!), poly-fil, Taffeta Ribbon in Crumb Cake, Antique Brads, and a sewing machine.

You are going to start by putting your two squares wrong sides together and sew around the edge using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  You will need to leave a opening on one of the edges for stuffing your ornament with poly-fil.  Before you sew it you will also need to tuck a 5 inch piece of tafetta ribbon folded in half into one of the corners.  This will be the hanger for the ornament.

Now you can fill your ornament with the poly-fil.  Make sure you get the poly-fil all the way down into the corners of the ornament so that it is nice and full.

Now take it back over to your sewing machine and sew the opening closed.  I started a little before the opening and went past it a little bit as well, making sure that I completely closed it.

The bow on the front is so simple and creates a perfect bow every time!  Cut a piece of tafetta ribbon about 8 inches long.  Evenly cross the ribbon leaving loops on both sides.  Next take one of your antique brads with the prongs open and close it around the center of your ribbon.  You will now have a perfect looking bow!  To place it into your ornament simply press the prongs of the brad into the center of the ornament.  By feeling through the back of the fabric I then opened the prongs  so that they were open inside of the ornament and unable to be pulled back out.

Your final product will be this stunning ornament!  What a perfect little gift for teachers, babysitters, friends, or to tie on the front of one of your packages!  I have made several of these and they literally take about 10 minutes start to finish!    I hope that you enjoyed my first tutorial and that you enjoying making these ornaments for your loved ones!

Kristin

 

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