Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about Christmas?!
Or maybe you are one of those people who can’t stand it when the Christmas decor comes out early and everyone starts putting up Christmas posts and talking about Christmas when it’s still Fall time and the leaves are still changing color. Well, let me tell you there are reasons we start on Christmas early. If you like a Handmade Christmas, you HAVE to start early! At least I do – there just are not enough hours in the day to get it all done if I wait till December.
So if you can’t abide Christmas talk yet, then I suppose you can just mosey on your way – you could hop over here to see some fun fall decor. Or meander this way to see how I used natural elements to create a fall display.
But I will tell you that if you stick around you are guaranteed to get inspired to create some handmade ornaments for Christmas!
You see, it’s not just me who is bringing you a handmade Christmas ornament – I’ve teamed up with some uber talented bloggers to bring you 31 days of Handmade Christmas ornaments!
So scroll on down to see how to make my Grain Sack Star Christmas Ornaments, and then you can click on the links to see the ladies who posted before me. One a day, all month long! So come back too and check out each new link as they are added each day. I’m ready to head to the craft store and stock up and then have a craft day and make piles of fun handmade Christmas ornaments! We’d love to have you join us 🙂
These Star ornaments are made from a European Grain sack and they are so simple to make. You can use any fabric that suits your style and decor.
All you need is:
• A star patter ( I googled ‘star’, pasted the one I liked into Word and scaled to the size I wanted)
• Fabric of your choice
• Poly Fiberfill
Gather your supplies and grab a pair of scissors to cut out the stars.
• Cut 2 stars for each ornament
• If you want you can detail some of the ornaments with a bit of ribbon or some other embellishment
• On the wrong side of one star place a bit of poly fiberfill and spread it out
• Cut a piece of twine or ribbon and fold it in half to form a loop and place it on one point of the star.
• Place the wrong side of another star piece on top of the first, sandwiching the fiberfill and the ends of the twine between the two stars.
• Stitch the edges of the star making sure to catch both ends of the twine in the seam.
• Repeat steps till you have as many Grain Sack Star Ornaments as you want 🙂
So simple and easy and fun!
Add one to your favorite bag for the holidays too!
I added a bit of vintage lettered ribbon to the edge of this one for a fun bit of whimsy.
Now that you see how easy and fun these grain sack star Christmas ornaments are, lets go see some other great Christmas ornaments crafts you can make. Create a fun, cozy, handmade Christmas this year!
Here is a little preview for you of the first 15 days of the month! Aren’t they amazing?! You can find links to all these at the bottom of the post!
And here’s the second half of them month’s awesome handmade ornaments!
Find links to them all below.
Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance over the 31 Days.
Yesterday on Tuesday
The Silly Pearl
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Celebrating Everyday Life
All Things Heart and Home
Sew a Fine Seam
Creative Crochet Workshop
Shabby Art Boutique
From My Front Porch To Yours
Dukes and Duchesses
Simply Kelly Designs
Town and Country Living
One Artsy Mama
The Crafting Nook
Our Southern Home
Love of Home
Remodelando la Casa
Knick of Time
The Cottage Market
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sum of their Stories