This week in the Kunin Classroom Design Team member Beth Watson shares a technique to create stitched holiday ornaments that require no stitching at all!
by Beth Watson
I love the clean lines and bold colors used in Scandinavian design. I am especially fond of the iconic shapes and embroidered designs used in their Holiday Decorations, but I am NOT and embroidered, so I created these Faux Stitched Scandinavian Holiday Ornaments to decorate my tree (and give as gifts!) this year!
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Eco-fiPlus™ Premium Felt
- Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts
- Eco-fi® Classicfelt™– White (2) and Red (2)
- Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint – Slick Red and Slick White by I Love to Create
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Ornament Patterns
- Chipboard; Permanent Marker; Scissors; Red and White decorative ribbons (12” length each); Paper Towels
Here’s How To Make It:
Download and print Ornament Patterns HERE. Cut out, trace on to chipboard, then cut out again.
Trace and cut out one of each ornament on Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ White and/or on Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ Red. Repeat as desired for the number of ornaments you would like to create.
TIP: When using a maker to trace on to felt, remember to cut inside the lines so you end up with a clean finished product.
Cut a 12” length of ribbon for each ornament. Knot ends together and attach to back of each ornament with Beacon Felt Glue, let dry. I chose to have my ribbon match my faux stitching, but you can combine colors as you wish.
Using ornament photos as a guide, begin drawing your faux stitching on your ornaments with Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint Slick White and Slick Red. Outline your pattern, then fill in with short lines that resemble embroidery stitches. Let dry completely. You can also search the web for Scandinavian inspired designs and patterns.
TIP: When using paint writers, keep a paper towel handy to start your colors on, this way you will not have any burps or bubbles on your project. If you do, use a toothpick to remove any unwanted paint.
Here is a detailed shot of the second set of Ornaments.
I hope you have enjoyed my Faux Stitched Scandinavian Holiday Ornaments! They were quick and easy to put together and would be a fun project to complete with the kiddos! Mix and match color combinations outside of red and white to customize your creations!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth