silhouette ornaments | olive june

silhouette ornaments

a great idea to do now … 
that the holidays are over 
for next year ;) 
to see growth and something to love when opening up your ornament box next year! 

What you will need:
Sewing machine- basic straight line sewing skills
Heat n' Bond
Poly fill
Embroidery Floss

Step 1: Gather fabrics of your choice. 

Step 2: Cut two 4in x 4in squares. 

Step 3: Print off  a silhouette

Step 4: Trace silhouette onto the paper side of a piece of  Heat n' Bond

Step 5: Following the instructions of your Heat n' Bond, adhere to WRONG side of a scrap piece of  fabric and cut out shape.

Step 6: Iron your cutout onto the RIGHT side of one of your 4 x 4 squares.

Optional Step: If you want to add embroidery, do it now. Add it to the RIGHT side of your other 4x4 square. If not, skip this step.
Tip-for my embroidery pattern , I printed off a font on the computer and used carbon paper to transfer pattern directly to fabric. If you need tips on embroidery, this link HERE is great!

Step 7: Now you're ready to sew -we are basically making mini pillows.
Place wrong sides together and do a straight stitch around all four sides, leaving a 1 inch opening.

Step 8: Turn right sides out and stuff with poly fill.
Tip- use a chopstick to push out corners and make sure the filling gets in all the nooks and crannies.

Step 9: Pin opening closed and run it back through the sewing machine as close to the edge as you can manage.

Step 10: Using a piece of embroidery floss, knot one end and put it through the top right corner of your little pillow, then back through the top left corner. Leaving a couple inches slack, knot the other end and cut.

You're done!
Now you should have the cutest little ornament ever made!

Just imagine the possibilities! 
They are endless...I can totally imagine making some cute animal versions!
Maybe a cow?
or a horse?
or a fox ?!

I think these are so cute! 
Since they aren't totally Christmas colors,  would you keep them out all year? 
What do you think? 

source: averielane

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