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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3 comments:

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.

Marilyn

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.

cheers,

Jessica

Myrnie said...

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