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With just two weeks until Christmas (eep!) I thought it was time to share a few ornament ideas. I love handmade ornaments and they double so easily as a thoughtful gift topper on your holiday wrapping.

Drum roll please….the Gingerbread Ornament Set is finally available as a PDF pattern in my etsy shop! These little cuties are part of my Make New or Make Do™ sewing pattern line. This pattern includes directions to make a dapper Gingerbread Boy and his friendly dog Gingersnap, plus a wee Gingerbread House with charming little details. Suh-weet!

Last’s year’s tutorial for my Felt Ogee Ornament was such a hit I wanted to bring it back. Simply made from one square of felt and a few strategic cuts…beautiful! I’ve experimented with a few new ideas based on this and I hope to be able to share them soon. We’ll see…

I did manage to pull this tutorial together for you last month, the Itty Bitty Ice Cream Ornament. I imagine one of these would make a sweet necklace strung onto a long ribbon.

And while you’re crafting with felt balls, why not make a Peas on Earth Ornament as well? We made these in my Felt Ornament workshop at the Creative Connection this past September. Several people wanted to stitch a little face on the peas since they almost look like little swaddled babies. :)

And finally for today, check out Warm Fuzzies for 3 more ornament ideas: the little bird, the oak leaves and the pear.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out Holiday Hints 2009: Bags!


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  • Sarah

    I think faces on the peas would be cute! They do kind of look like swaddled babies…

  • Megan

    Thanks Betz~
    This is some GOOD stuff!!

  • rilojane

    All these fabulous felt ideas- I have to know some felt details. Is there a vast difference between the fake felt, the wool felt and the… ok, let’s cut to the chase. Is there -really- a difference between $5/yard and $20/yard?

  • Betz White

    Hi Rilojane,
    You can read this post from the past I did on felt choices here:

    My favorite craft felt is a wool blend: good quality and good price!

  • Megan

    Hi Betz from New Zealand, I made your gorgeous gingerbread houses this year for an ornament swap- I blogged about them here if you would like to see how they look- they were so fun to make thanks! (I bought the pattern from the craftypod)
    From Megan

  • Rae Grant

    Happy Holidays Betz- Guess what I’m sending you in the mail this week?

    Yours truly,
    Secret Santa

  • erin

    Oh you are so creative. This is the cutest stuff ever!!!

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