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Welcome to Christmas in July! When I made my 13 for ‘13 goals I mentioned that I wanted to start working on holiday projects in July. Last year was a mess, and my hope is to avoid some of the holiday drama and stress by doing a little planning now. My little boy was in awe of everything Christmas last year, and I don’t want to miss a second of it this year by being too busy.
I hope this Christmas in July series will help you get the jump start also, but if you aren’t quite ready to be in the Christmas Spirit, “pin it” for later. That way you will have the ideas ready and waiting when you need them.
My first project is a little ornament that can be used as a decoration on your own tree or a thoughtful handmade gift. This adorable ornament is quick to make, and you could even use fabric scraps to make them.
What you need:
- Fabric big enough to cut out an 8 in circle
- Small ribbon, twine or yarn
- Needle and Thread
- Sewing machine
How to make it:
- Cut out an 8 in circle. I used a salad plate as a template, but you can use whatever is round that works for you.
- Fold it in half, right sides together, and sew around your edge stopping about an 1 1/2 from the edge, leaving that open.
- Turn right side out and press. Topstitch around the entire half circle, enclosing your opening.
- About 3 in from the left side, fold the right side of the fabric over and continue to go back and forth until you come to the end. Press into place.
- Attach ribbon or twine to the top on the Christmas tree. Hand sew the twine onto the back of the tree running the thread only through the first fold, so it won’t show on the front.
Easy enough right? I am always for a cute project, that looks harder than it really is to make. Don’t forget to stop back by this month for…