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Fabulous Fabric Ornament

Fabulous Fabric Ornament
Fabulous Fabric Ornament
Fabulous Fabric Ornament

Do you keep old dresses, pillowcases, doll clothes, loose buttons, pieces of lace or trim, etc because they remind you of childhood or of a loved one? Or perhaps you love to collect textiles from antique stores and thrift shops. Making fabric ornaments is a great way to turn those mementos into a keepsake item that is small to store, and can be seen every year at the holidays. We used the new Kreinik ornament frame to finish this ornament in a simple, inexpensive and elegant way. We used red ticking fabric, rick-rack, a button and crocheted flower. Just add new threads to make it fresh and fabulous.

Materials needed:
  • Kreinik gold or silver Ornament Frame
  • Kreinik Iron-on metallic thread in colors to match your project. We used 1/8" Ribbon in 6205 Sunflower. #16 Braid in 6300 Meadow, and #16 Braid in 6130 Red
  • Craft iron or home iron
  • Teflon press cloth or adhesive Teflon Press Cloth on your craft iron
  • background fabric that fits in the ornament frame center (at least 3 to 4 inches
  • lace, buttons, rick-rack, etc for embellishment and layering
  • glue gun
 1. Turn your iron on to the highest heat setting and let it heat thoroughly.
 2. Decorate your background fabric with the iron-on threads. Use the threads to outline a pattern on the fabric, or fill in lines. You can also write words, or just do curly q's. Lay your iron-on thread at a starting point, cover with a Teflon Press Cloth or use your craft iron that has teflon on it, and press the thread for several seconds until it adheres. Continue working with the thread this way until your design is complete.
Note: click here to see a video of how to use iron-on threads: http://www.kreinik.com/ articles/news.php?newsid=118
 3. Add layers of embellishments with your mementos. We added green rick-rack, then a crocheted flower, then a button, using a glue gun to secure.
 4. When embellishing is complete, trim the fabric piece to fit inside the ornament frame. Make a sandwich of the metallic ornament frame front and the backer card that comes with the frame. Secure all layers with the Treasure Tape that comes with the frame.
 5. Add a decorative bow at the top if desired.

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: (name of the design), P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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