Welcome to another Tutorial Monday! Karla Yungwirth here today, and this week we are featuring fun and simple instructions to create some beautiful handmade ornaments for your tree – or as a gift for someone else! I love the look of handmade ornaments, and I love giving them as gifts or tucking them into a stocking! The beautiful printed canvas sheet included in the Canvas Corp Jolly Christmas Mix & Match Pad was the perfect starting point to create these lovely ornaments, and you may just find them hanging on my own tree 😉 I was inspired by this month’s Christmas Bulb Challenge and I’m sharing my process so you can create your own ornaments!
I started off painting the canvas sheet with Tattered Angels Mists by dipping my paintbrush directly into the bottle. I found it easier to first paint with the lightest colour and then add a darker colour if I wanted to add some shadows. The dark colour blended into the already wet lighter colour nicely. I made sure to let any wet areas dry first before adding another colour that I did not want to blend though! I used a heat gun anytime I wanted to speed up the drying, but it didn’t take long.
Next I cut out the images, leaving a small border for stitching and then painted on the Silver and Gold Glimmer Glam paints. Be sure to shake your Glimmer Glam well- I even mixed it a bit with my paint brush. I lightly dried the ornaments, letting the paint puff up a bit as it reacted to the heat. To add the gold polkadots to the gift box I simply dipped the end of my paintbrush into the Glimmer Glam and dotted it on.
A) I stitched around the ornaments with a straight stitch about 1/4” away from the edge, leaving a small opening to add stuffing. I found by cutting a larger area for my back layer (I used a plain piece of Canvas Corp Natural Canvas for the back) I didn’t have to worry about lining the edges up while I stitched. B) I then lightly stuffed the ornaments to give some dimension and straight stitched the rest of the way around. C) I then used a narrow zigzag stitch to finish the edges, after trimming the backing to match the front edge, to prevent any fraying.
Lastly, I tied a bow onto each ornament and hand stitched a jingle bell on.
Here’s a look at these three beautiful ornaments. There are so many wonderful printed canvas sheet designs available in the Canvas Corp Brands Shop! You could create a whole theme of ornaments to gift to someone or for your own tree. The mists go on so beautifully, have a wonderful shimmer to them, and are so lovely and bright – perfect for Christmas <3 I hope you’ll give them a try!
Canvas Corp Brands Supplies:
Canvas Corp Jolly Christmas Mix & Match Pad, Canvas Corp Natural Canvas Sheet, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Lobster, Navy Blue, Dark Vintage Green, Golden lime, Sterling, Patina, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist: Canary
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We would love to see what you come up with for the December challenge! Be sure to check out all the details and see the beautiful projects other members of our Crew have come up with HERE. Have an awesome week!