Thứ Bảy, 25 tháng 12, 2010

ornament craft: Ice Cream Ornament: Tutorial

Are you ready for two scoops of cuteness? Last month I did a demo of these sweet and felty treats at Quilt Market and I am (finally!) making good on my promise to show you the how-to's here and now.


  • 1/2" diameter jingle bell
  • 2 colorful felt balls, 3/4" (2 cm) in diameter (my fave places to buy felt balls are Ornamentea and Feltorama.)
  • 2 1/4" circle of tan or brown felt, cut with pinking shears
  • Embroidery floss
  • 16" length of 1/8" wide ribbon
  • Crafts glue
  • Needle and thread
  • Straight pin
1) Thread needle with 3 strands of embroidery floss and sew a running stitch around the perimeter of the felt circle, 1/8" from the edge. Tie off end of floss with a knot and trim excess.

2) Roll circle into a cone shape (keeping knots from your stitching on the inside of the cone) with a point at one end and about a 3/4" diameter opening at the other end. Apply glue between the overlap and hold with a pin until dry.

3) Thread a 10" length of ribbon through the metal bell loop and knot to create the ornament hanger. With needle and thread sew one felt ball on top of the other by stitching up through the center of each ball. Sew the jingle bell on top of the stacked felt balls. Stitch through balls and bell several times to secure.

4) Apply glue around the inside opening of the top of the cone. Place felt ball "scoops" inside the opening of the cone, press into the glue.

5) Tie a 6" length of ribbon into a tiny bow and trim excess. Glue to the center front of the cone at the top of the overlap.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. This design was inspired by one of my new sewing patterns, the Sweet Shoppe Ornament Set, that I previewed at Quilt Market. It's being printed this month and will be available in early December. Stay tuned for more details I'll be sharing with you soon.

I want to thank you so much for being part of my blog world and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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