Sunday, November 15, 2009

Big Red Ornaments!

Hrm. I'm not entirely thrilled with that picture up there, but...when has that ever stopped me?

I found a great tutorial over at Zakka Life for these little (?? 6" diameter) felt Christmas ornaments, and I knew it was destiny. A few months ago, I scored about a yard and a half of red felt on Freecycle. The ribbon was from a rummage sale a few weeks ago. (One of my major Thrifting Fails. A used spool of 1/4" black ribbon for $2. Original price? $.99. DOH! Oh well, it was for a good cause, and we also purchased $100 worth of books for about $5, so I guess I can justify that one little dollar...) Total cost per ornament? About $.15. Not bad!

These come together really fast, and make a great Couch Project. (You know the ones...the projects that fit in your lap and don't require you to move from the couch!) If you have some felt laying about, I highly recommend this little project!

I've made up five of these guys now. In the absence of a Christmas Tree, they are currently lazing about on my light fixtures. Heh. Festive.
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thetoymaker said...

Lovely ornament! I have a prototype of a paper one that I've been messing about with.

And you totally win at Naruto! Who's your favorite character? I have to confess a girly crush on Kakashi. :-) Though I love them all.


kawaii crafter said...

I think your ornament came out just perfect! Thanks for sharing about the tutorial with your readers, I appreciate that :) I found it hard to take a picture of the ornament as well. It's one of those things that just looks better in person.



Myrnie said...

Turned out great, hon. (Pretty funny about your ribbon, though... ;)