Every Fall Jaylee does a HUGE Super Saturday Craft Extravaganza . She researches all sorts of fun projects, gathers supplies and charges very reasonable rates for you to show up and make said crafts. I am always amazed at how many people from far and wide come to participate. If you are local and want to know about the event email me or leave me a comment and I will make sure you get the email when it gets out.
In an attempt to help her I whipped this sample up yesterday:
It was SUPER easy to do, it is very much like this one over at 52 Mantles (but with a few changes). Here are the supplies if you are interested.
-10″ embroidery hoop
- 3′ ft of glitter ribbon
-2 packs of ornaments
-sequins or glitter covered tiny balls
-14″ square of linen
Here is the embroidery pattern, already reversed!
I bought all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby, the ornaments were only $1.99 per pack. For the glitter balls I bought one of those twig things and cut them off (see the bad phone picture below)
Lightly trace the hoop onto your fabric, center your embroidery pattern to the right and transfer it to the fabric. Stretch the linen into the hoop and stitch (I used a blue/grey floss). Use a glue gun to arrange the ornaments in a large triangle shape, placing glitter balls to fill in holes or add depth. I thought about doing a star out of sequins but changed my mind, but you might want to add something to the top of your tree.
Cut your brown felt into a rectangle to be the trunk of your tree. Use the glue gun to adhere the glitter ribbon to the edge of your embroidery hoop-hiding the wood. Flip your hoop over and glue the edges of your fabric into the inside edge of the embroidery hoop (you may need to trim it first).
Personally, I think it would look nice hung from a big wide ribbon in a complimentary color. Because one craft wasn’t enough yesterday, I also made cupcakes for last nights pack meeting!