It’s time to start thinking about Christmas! I love Christmas and I love homemade Christmas Ornaments. Our tree is a hodge-podge of this and that we have collected over many, many years. It will never be featured in a magazine spread, but it is full of memories. Each year I try to do something new.
I am currently having a love affair with Wool and WoolFelt. I just love the stuff!!! It is so easy to work with.
This pattern was inspired by one I saw on the internet. The one above in the center is a snowflake, but if has a few things wrong with it. To begin with a snowflake always has 6 arms. It is a crystal and grows from the center out, so snowflakes can’t have a hole in the center. I know this doesn’t really matter, but when you live in Vermont, snow matters.
My Snowflake Ornament shared with you.
First download and print the Snowflake Ornament Pattern Sheet here.
Trace Large Circle Front onto Freezer Paper. Include lines for marking.
Cut open slits for marking. Iron freezer paper to felt. Staple through freezer paper and 2 layers of felt. This keeps everything from shifting Using a pen, mark the slits through the freezer paper. (This is the wrong side of the “front.”) Cut out circles. Repeat for background smaller circle on contrast fabric. Remove staples and freezer paper. Carefully cut the slit marks on these lines.
Gather edges with embroidery floss where the o’s are on the back of the front circle. Fold ribbon in half. Attach the ribbon to the background at one edge. Layer back (face down), background, and top (face up).
Stitch a running stitch all around large circles (through all layers) to hold in place. Do you like to make homemade ornaments? Do you give them for gifts? I would love to hear about them. If you have an interest in snowflakes I would recommend you read about Snowflake Bentley. He was a man who lived in Vermont who was the first person to really photograph and study snowflakes. He is an interesting Vermonter.