Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hippity Hop!!!!

Today, for Unity's Hip Hop we are sharing ornaments and projects you can do with your kids. You'll want to start the hop at the Unity Blog. If you came from Jennifer then you are in the right place. :)

So here are some ornaments I made:



I used the Embellished Season stamp set. :)

They are so simple to make...here's how:

1. Stamp two of the same image on patterned paper.


2. Cut out around the image. You want to leave at least 1/4". It may look weird but it will look better after you add stitching plus you can trim it later.

3. Now I like to hand stitch...always have, but you can definitely use your sewing machine instead of doing it my way. If you look at my picture, you will see that I DID do ONE with my sewing machine. But for most--I poked holes for my stitching and then took floss and a needle and stitched around my ornament. Leave a tail at the beginning of your stitching if you want to be able to do a bow. Stop when you are about 75% of the way around.

4. You want to fill your ornament with stuffing. I actually just used a kleenex. :)


5. Then finish your stitching. Once I get around, I go backwards and fill the rest of the stitching in.

6. Once you are finished with your stitching you should have two tails. Make a bow. :)


7. Add your lace to hang it by. **My later ones I actually put the lace in between the layers and stitched it in...I much prefer that, but for this one I hadn't done that.

8. If you want to trim your edges so the two pieces match completely, now's your chance. :)

Here's a picture of one where I did the lace on the inside.



AND these are something you can do with your kids too! Hayden sat down with me and made his own:




He even did the sewing machine (with a lot of help). He really seemed to enjoy it and asked if we could make more. His brother was jealous when he got home from school and saw what Hayden got to do so it looks like we may be making more. :)

I do have another stamp set to give away today. :) All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you could win this stamp set:



But if you WANT to become a follower, you can do that too! Just saw I am at 698...SO close to 700. :)

And in case you missed the fabulous announcement...Unity is now co-branding with Webster's Pages!!! Isn't that awesome!!! Two of my FAV companies. :) Check it all out here.

Unity has so many fabulous deals going on right now...one thing...



FREE SHIPPING all week long!

FREE ITTY BITTY
...and even MORE!
every. single. order. placed - gets their name in a jar and qualifies for a PRIZE PACKGE including a BIND IT ALL and accessories.

Check out all the other details of sales and specials here.

And now it's time to hop on to the lovely Natalie.

Next Blog

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

33 comments:

jmahugger said...

Adorable Ornaments you made!! Love them!!

Alanna said...

Such a cute idea! Love them :)

Wati Basri said...

Pamela lovely ornaments! Thanks for sharing :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Pamela,

These are just gorgeous!! And thanks so much for showing the step by step photos, looks good to do! Love putting some like that in the house, grogeous! And how wonderful you had help! He's a good help!

Hugs, Wendy

Jolanda said...

what a sweet ornaments!!!idea to make with my kids too!!
Have a nice day!

lynn said...

cute project to do with the kids-tfs!

Janet Z said...

Look how happy Hayden is! too cute!

Andrea said...

great tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!

Bogner's said...

Hey Pamela, just thought I'd let you know you are NOW at 700 followers! YAY! ANd I love those fabulous Christmas Ornaments! I love that your son helped out them. He looked so cute in the photo holding up his projects!

Erika said...

Great idea. Love your ornaments. Congrats on 700 followers :)

I am going to make some ornaments with my nephew this weekend :)

Erika

Lesley from WI said...

Love the ornaments. You did a great job stitching!

April said...

Great ornaments! Thanks for the details on making them. ;)
- April W

Jingle said...

This is really such a fantastic idea! I love them!

Lillian Child said...

I am SUCH a visual person, so I truly appreciate your step by step instructions on those fabulous holiday ornaments! Thanks so much!

JPScraps said...

Cute ornaments and thanks for the instructions.

Lacey said...

GREAT ornaments! Love how kids can be involved with these holiday crafting! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These are beautiful love this idea!!!

JenMarie said...

Oh how pretty!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

HAVE to try this...love the lace hangers :)

Angie Blom said...

oh these are amazing.. we are having a christmas themed birthday party for my daughter on December 1st and this might be a great craft to do with the kids. thanks Pamela!! love it!

creative patti said...

Love these little ornaments. Great Job, Cute Boy!! Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

cute project thanks for the chance to win the stamps too Pamela

Martha said...

yay! to the giveaway and love your ornaments how cute!

jennifer mitten said...

Love these ornaments!!

Lisa said...

Adorable ornaments, and what a great idea to do with kids!

Gwen said...

These are so clever and love that your son could participate...that is what the holidays are all about, family fun!!
I've never seen this set, tfs!

June Goh said...

awesome project !Such a great kid friendly idea.

BishopsMommie said...

cute..looks like he had alot of fun!!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Sew cute (LOL)! I love that it's kid friendly too.

Shemaine Smith said...

Aww that is an awesome helper and awesome project!!!

Marilyn said...

Cute idea! Could be used at home or school. Thanks for sharing with us, Pam!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a super cute idea for 3D ornaments--SO FUN! Totally going to remember this! LOVE IT:)

catnap said...

I love kids crafts that are easy enough for them to do themselves, but look sophisticated enough when finished for them to really be proud of them. And it looks like you'll continue to hang these on the tree for years to come.