Thursday, December 12, 2013

Spellbinder felt ornaments

I made these ornaments for the Demonstrations I am doing at Michaels and Hobby Lobby, so I thought I would share them here also :)

Spellbinders dies used--
1st ornament
Lacey Circles ( I offset the front and back dies to make it look more lacey)
Classic Circles
Anemone Flower topper

2nd Ornament
Lacey Ovals (these I lined up)
Classic ovals

I cut two of each base ornament so that I could put stuffing in between, then I hand stitched them together, added French knots to the center of the flower and straight stitches with French knotted ends for the snowflake.

Tip for cutting craft felt out with the dies, it cuts a lot cleaner if you use wax paper between your die and your felt, without it the felt is a little stringy.  If you are cutting wool felt  you don't need the wax paper, this cuts with no problem, just like butter.  The wax paper is great for the detailed dies that Spellbinder has also, it will come right out of the die if you use the wax paper between the die and your cardstock or paper.

Hope this gives you some ideas of more things to do with your dies :)

Hope you are staying warm, it got down into the single digits last night and with the wind chill I am sure it felt like below zero.  It feels like it may be a long winter.....

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Diane said...

Wonderful design Connie, love the Lacey Circles with the flowers and stitching. Very fun Ornaments.

Hugs diane

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are beautiful ornaments, Connie!! I just love the use of dies, the colors and your stitching!!

SarahGeorge said...

Cute ornaments Connie :) The stitching is perfect on both the ornaments. Thank you for the details:).

Stephanie said...

Oh how cute! I LOVE your felt ornaments, Connie! I always cut my felt pieces out by hand, but would love to one day have something to cut them out so that it looks cleaner and nicer :) Lovely, dear friend!

Leslie Miller said...

These are so cute for that homespun Christmas look. Great tips about the wax paper.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love these sweet little ornaments. The colors are so pretty. Great shapes.