Monday, August 8, 2011

"O" is for Ornaments

Pinwheel ornaments.



Christmas is a few months away but these ornaments are going to the craft market at the beach next weekend.


I used the cake pop tower I had made here, changed out the ribbon and stuck in the ornaments.
Makes for a perfect display stand.


I had made the pinwheels for a 4th of July tree decoration:


You can see the how-to on the pinwheels here.

I plucked the pinwheels off the tree, added a ribbon, stick and banner and now they are ornaments:



Here's how I made the ornaments:

1. Follow the pinwheel construction in the post here.

2. Using bamboo skewers cut 4" pieces for the sticks:


3. Print out the banner tag and cut into strips:


4. Lay the pinwheel face down, apply hot glue, lay ribbon across pinwheel and then stick in center:



5. Wrap banner tag around stick, glue and trim ends:


Here's how I made the ribbon trim on the tower:

1. Cut 1 1/2" wide strips from blue fabric:


2. Sew strips together at short ends, press long raw edges in about 3/8":


3. Straight stitch down the middle making pleats as you go:


4. Hot glue the pleated trim onto edge of the tower:


5. Completed trim with ornaments:


So fun I want a whole pinwheel tree this Christmas.


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5 comments:

m e g a n said...

too cute! I need to come up with my annual homemade ornament.

Meg

Inspire Me Heather said...

How sweet Jaime - you've done a wonderful job, again!

Kirsty said...

I love it on the Christmas tree! Very sweet.

Natasha in Oz said...

They are gorgeous and I would love to make them for Christmas! Great tutorial too-thanks so much!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

freckled laundry said...

I love these, Jaime!

{xo}