December 6, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday :: DIY Ornament Roundup

Now that December is here, it is finally time to decorate for the winter holidays! There is nothing better than DIY decorations, and every year I like to add some new ones to the collection. On my hunt for a fun new ornament to make, I found several tutorials for adorable ornaments that I wanted to share with you! Grab a Mystery Mix 1/4 Yard Knit Fabric Bargain Lot and you'll be able to make many of these just in time for the holidays. Don't forget to share your finished creations for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Knit Picks posts by sending pictures to Enjoy!

Learn to make these retro inspired DIY Christmas lights with just scrap pieces of fabric, a little polyfill, string, and wooden bobbins. Erin from Erin Always created this Retro Fabric Christmas Lights Tutorial as a guest post on Kojodesigns, and I can not wait to try it! Included are instructions for making individual ornaments as well as a string of lights to hang on a windowsill or mantle.
Jersey Pom Pom Ornament Tutorial from Skip To My Lou
Pom Poms are a must for every crafter, but have you seen any that are this cute? This no-sew Jersey Pom Pom Ornament Tutorial from Melissa Esplin of I Still Love You as a guest post on Skip To My Lou is perfect for using all of those little strips of jersey knit. You can also save the dye time with colorful printed knits. 
Easy DIY Wrapped Ball Ornament Tutorial from Offbeat & Inspired
By simply wrapping strips of fabric around a string and hot glueing it onto a styrofoam ball, you can have these modern no-sew ornaments in no time! This Easy DIY Wrapped Ball Ornament Tutorial from Offbeat & Inspired is both chic and budget friendly. 
DIY Ornament Pillows from Studio DIY
No tree required! This DIY Ornament Pillow Tutorial from Studio DIY is the perfect way to decorate your home, with or without a tree. Using the included pattern template and less than a yard of any fabric of your choice, you can create many unique pillows that are sure to brighten up any room. For a little extra shine, try sewing these up in a colorful Vegan Leather.
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments Tutorial from Clean & Scentsible
Another no-sew ornament is this one-of-a-kind Mason Jar Lid Ornaments Tutorial from Tara of Suburble as a guest post on Clean & Scentsible for their Trim the Tree Series, full of DIY ornaments and decorations. For this trendy rustic look, glue your fabric into a mason jar lid and wrap a piece of twine to hang. The final touch is the addition of stickers or cut outs on top. 
If you're a fan of hand stitching, you're going to LOVE this tutorial. This DIY Christmas Ornament Tutorial from Lana Red Studio utilizes a simple blanket stitch that adds a beautiful handmade touch to each ornament. Grab a fun printed knit and start practicing your stitches! 
We hope you enjoy this tutorial! We love to see what you sew up so please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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