Sunday, December 7, 2014

12 Days of Ornaments - Day 7!

Happy Sunday, everyone! I wasn't sure until this morning what I'd be doing for today's ornament. I kind of had this idea in the back of my mind, but didn't know if it would work - so happy it did, because I have a party to go to in an hour or so! :)

The idea was inspired by the recycled sweater ornaments I've seen on Pinterest. I love the cozy feel of them and thought that Tim Holtz's Holiday Knit stencil combined with craft store felt might just give me the look I wanted. Here's how I made it:

Cut a piece of cream felt large enough to cut the large Star Bright star from. Stencil sweater pattern onto felt using Red Geranium Archival ink (you'll have to slide the stencil over to create enough pattern to cover the star). Let dry.

Next, cover the back of the felt with a solid piece of Ranger's Wonder Tape.

Cut a piece of lightweight chipboard using the Star Bright die. Cut the felt with the same die and trim the tabs. Remove the backing from the Wonder Tape and adhere to the chipboard star.

To create a base for the star, cut a piece of burlap paper using the Star Bright die. Adhere the felt-covered chipboard star to the burlap. Punch a hole and tie with red ribbon. Thread a length of jute string through a button and adhere to the center of the star.

How sweet is this fuzzy little star?! I think the softness of the felt plus the stenciling makes it look just like an old sweater. Perfect for my cozy woodland tree!

You can find all the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!

I hope you're all still enjoying the ornaments each day. Thanks so much to those of you who've commented - it makes my day to read them. If you've missed any of the previous days, you can click on the 12 Days of Ornaments tag at the bottom of each post to see them all in one place.

See you tomorrow for Day 8!


  1. Love all the ornaments! So much fun. Thanks for your time and creativity! Merry Christmas! : )

  2. It's very soft and pretty Shelly! TFS

  3. This one is just darling! I've been tempted by this die, now I need it. The burlap behind it really sets it off.

  4. What!? This is so cute. I have all these supplies so why am I just sitting here! So totally creative! I better get busy! Thanks for the ingenious new and fresh ideas for Christmas! Amazing!

  5. Amazing and totally cool. Love the stenciling on the felt and burlap is so perfect as a backing. Another beauty, Shelly!

  6. Stenciling on felt....LOVE that!!!! This rocks!

  7. Soft and fuzzy and so cool. Like a big warm hug....fab idea!

  8. Simple, festive, and just about perfect!


Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!