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The Ornament Girl

If you love Christmas and ornaments and glitter and Santa and just plain cheer…this site is just for you!

By the way…If you’d like to know when I post new ornament DIYs and patterns, please join my email list.

(I’ll give you my no sew “Moonlight” ornament pattern for free if you do!)


I began this site to share the quilted ornaments that I learned to make from my mom back when I was around 15 years old. You’ll find all kinds of handmade ornaments, patterns, tutorials, and DIYs here. There’s nothing I love more than a sparkling Christmas tree. And I’m sure I’m not the only orna-mental case around here.

Here is where you can find all of my FREE ornament craft ideas and DIYs.

And, here is where you can read about my #1 best selling quilted ornament pattern.

If you have any ornamental questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! You can leave me a comment here on the blog, or you can contact me privately.

If you want to know a little more about me…

Aside from all the ornament stuff, I am… well, a complete girly girl, kinda crafty, mixed with a dash of ditziness, and an even bigger dash of klutziness.

I can sometimes be found guiltily reading cheesy romance novels by flashlight while hiding under my covers, and thanks to my kids, I can recite most episodes of iCarly by heart.

Just like my four younger sisters, many of my words end up becoming dramatic song (I pity the fool who gets stuck with all of us together)…unfortunately for those around me, singing is only among the talents I possess when I’m driving.

I love reading and writing and most definitely not arithmetic.

I love creating things with my hands, although my nails hate me for it. My habit of saying “I could totally MAKE that!” always seems to lead to huge projects involving a lot more time and money than if I had just bought the stupid thing from the store in the first place.

But in those instances that I come up with something that I think is pretty awesome, I write DIY’s and tutorials and share them here. I also share recipes that I love, CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS stuff, and new ornament designs from my shop.

I really appreciate you being here.

Staci Ann Lowry

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  • JaMonica Whie January 2, 2011, 7:17 am

    Hi Staci Ann,
    Your ornaments are absolutely beautiful. I am very impressed and inspired by your creatvity. I am actually trying to start a new website buisness called Handmade Touches by JaMonica. I am offering one of a kind glass ornaments, door wreaths, and stationary. I would love it if you could give me some pointers on how to get started. Also how do you get such great photos of your ornaments?

    • ornamentgirl January 16, 2012, 12:59 am

      Hi JaMonica,
      I am so sorry I didn’t see this sooner…it got caught up in my spam filter. Thank you for the compliment! Please feel free to send me your email address (you can contact me here: http://www.theornamentgirl.com/contact.htm ), and I would love to be of whatever help I can. :D
      Staci Ann

  • Linda August 4, 2011, 11:44 am

    Dear Staci Ann, ive been reading your blog and i feel like im reading my own biography! lol. i read it to a friend of mine and she asked me if i was you in disguise? i felt this was a great compliment since i believe you are one of the most talented ornament designers there is!

    i started making ornaments over 8 years ago. just less than 2 years ago i started selling my ornaments. i would only make them and give them as gifts til the day a friend asked me to make her one and sell it to her.

    i admire how you have such a wonderful website to show and sell your amazing ornaments! your creativity is outstanding.

    i am working on my own website. in the process i teach classes and i always refer my students to your website so they can see how beautiful your work is. i only wish the best for you, your family and your business. never let your imagination stop….

    sincerely,

    Linda C
    AliAnda Creations

    • ornamentgirl August 4, 2011, 9:19 pm

      Wow, thank you so much for the compliments, Linda!

      When you get your website up and running, please come back and share your link…I would love to see your work!

      In the meantime, have you ever tried selling on etsy? It’s an awesome community for handmade…I just started selling my ornaments directly from etsy last fall, and I love it.

      Thank you again for the amazing compliment, Linda…and good luck to you with your website! :)

      Staci Ann

  • Linda August 7, 2011, 3:06 pm

    Staci Ann,

    Thank you for advising me of Esty. I just published my first ornament!!! I’m so excited! I have been trying to figure out how to sell on ebay and was lost. Esty is so simple!

    Thank you again so much! Check me out. AliAnda Creations.

    Sincerely,
    Linda :-)

    • ornamentgirl August 25, 2011, 9:53 pm

      Awesome, Linda! I will go check out your store! I love etsy too… :)

  • Pam Akins October 26, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I love this tutorial and I plan to post it on my site and link it back here. You have a great site and you make some beautiful things. Thanks!!

  • Janet Levitt November 5, 2011, 7:57 am

    Hi Staci Ann,
    I just received my ostrich feather ornament and I love it but its broken. How can I get it replaced? My order was #3892-1372-6188-2372

    • ornamentgirl November 6, 2011, 4:52 am

      Oh no! I will send you another one. I apologize for that.

  • Eunice Saunders January 15, 2012, 10:24 pm

    Hello Staci Ann,
    I just adore your ornaments! I have been making these for over 20 years myself and have been following you for several years. I have bid many times on your listings on eBay without ever having any luck….but recently I was able to buy 2 of your ornaments on sale at Etsy. I am very happy to finally be a proud owner of 2 of your ornaments. Thanks, they are lovely and I will treasure them always.
    Good luck to you and yours,
    Nisha

    • ornamentgirl January 16, 2012, 12:58 am

      Thank you so much, Nisha! I truly appreciate it… I am so glad you like the ornaments. :)

  • Michele Beran February 20, 2012, 7:15 pm

    Dear Staci Ann,
    Just wondering, how do you go about filling a big order? What happens when fifty people all want the same ornament? Do you just sell your ornaments through etsy online or do you go to craft shows/fairs as well.

    • ornamentgirl February 23, 2012, 10:34 am

      Hi Michele…I have been wanting to do some craft shows in the past, but I have never been able to build up enough inventory at once..I hope I can do one this year though, in the fall. Right now, I sell through etsy, and through orders directly through my website (if someone emails me asking for a specific ornament not currently available in the etsy shop). I generally don’t get huge orders of the same ornament all at once…if someone does happen to make a large order, they most often want a variety, in which case I usually am able to fill. Otherwise, if one particular ornament is really popular, I just do my best to keep re-stocking it in my shop as fast as I can. :)

  • Robin Purdy February 20, 2012, 7:36 pm

    Hi Staci Ann,

    I just have to tell you how truly beautiful your ornaments are! I love them all! I recently started selling my fabric crafts on Etsy too and love it. I make ornaments too…but nothing as fabulous as yours! You are so talented and I am so glad I found your site. Keep up the good work.
    Robin

    • ornamentgirl February 23, 2012, 10:34 am

      Thank you so much, Robin! Good luck with your new etsy shop! :)

  • Larissa May 18, 2012, 8:12 am

    Hi!
    Your ornaments are gorgeous! What type/size of cord do you use and where can I get some?

    • ornamentgirl May 19, 2012, 2:01 am

      Thanks, Larissa :) Are you talking about the cord I used in this ornament?: braided trim ornament. If so, that was a 1/8″ trim, and I found it at Michael’s. I’ve also seen similar trims available by the yard at JoAnn’s though. Hope this helps!

  • Pat Stutzman October 16, 2012, 1:07 am

    Staci…just purchased magazine Quilting for Christmas and saw your work for the first time. Love every bit of it…what beautiful creative work…you are very talented..can’t wait to try some..I’m a quilter and fabric and ribbon horder..now more reasons to be..keep up the good work and look forward to seeing your new ideas.

  • Diana B. October 23, 2012, 9:21 am

    Hi Staci

    Will u have kits for the quilted fabric tree, it is so darn cute? I love ur ornaments which have purchased some. Like u have been making ornaments for a long long time probably when u were a baby. But always look for new ideas.

    Thank you for ur site.

    • ornamentgirl October 27, 2012, 10:45 pm

      Hi Diana,
      Thanks so much! I just replied to your email on etsy about the fabric tree kits. :)

  • Katie Roling December 11, 2012, 12:04 pm

    hi there
    you are a very crafty girl–I think they are the prettiest I have looked at -so far— i am 71 and just made my first 6 balls this week end– I love it — with all the crafts i do i can’t believe i had never seen these before…. I would love to be on your list of watchers when you are showing how to do these. Your welcome to visit my web page and check out my friends and family cook book- many recipes are from gals that have bought farm animals from me. if you email me- i will send you pictures of my first try at these balls and you can tell me what you think. Katie Roling

  • Linda Davis December 20, 2012, 7:28 am

    Hi,
    Bought one of your ornament kits and made my ornament. I am hooked now and would like to make some of my own now and was wondering if you sell the straight pins or could you tell me were I can buy them would appreciate it.
    Linda

    • ornamentgirl December 20, 2012, 7:35 am

      Hi Linda,
      Someone commented on another of my posts and told me about these: http://www.enasco.com/product/W02822. It’s the absolute cheapest I’ve seen so far. I haven’t bought them myself yet, but am planning to once I need to replenish my supply.

      Usually I have bought them at WalMart (they are around $2.40 for 450 count).

      I hope this helps, and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed making the ornament!

  • susie jefferson January 13, 2013, 2:03 pm

    I have a question about the styrofoam ball you use in the quilted ornament. Do you only recommend the textured type or can the smooth ones be used as well?

  • Nikki January 29, 2013, 1:53 am

    Hi Staci Ann…I am having a great deal of difficulty printing a copy of the tutorials I received with my ornament order in November. The problem lies with my printer, certainly not the tutorials themselves. Is it possible to purchase a hardcopy of each tutorial directly from you? Thanks so much!

    • ornamentgirl January 29, 2013, 9:24 pm

      Hi Nikki… I actually don’t have printed copies of the tutorial, but I could figure out exactly what my cost would be to print you out one. The only problem is that I don’t have the best printer and I’m not sure the quality would be that great… Did you happen to check with Staples or somewhere like that to find out if they could do it?

      • Nikki January 30, 2013, 3:52 am

        Sounds like we’re in the same boat with our printers! I’ll check with my local Staples to see if they can help. Thanks, Staci Ann.

  • Sandra Manzer July 31, 2013, 8:25 pm

    You are quick to take money which you did 6-27-13. It is now 7-31-13 & nothing has been shipped. Where is my money for order #1876? Maybe a refund is in order. I expected a box with 2 ornament kits & directions ordered but there is a big zero from you. What is the deal??????

    • ornamentgirl August 2, 2013, 9:47 pm

      Hi Sandra,
      I am truly sorry that your order did not arrive to you. Did you send me an email about this? I would have certainly checked into this much sooner if I had known. I will check on the status of your kits and get right back to you by email (and I will send you a refund if that’s what you prefer). Again, I am really sorry the kits didn’t get to you. -Staci

  • Debbie September 10, 2013, 12:41 pm

    Hi Staci Ann, I have been having a really hard time with my account. I tried everything I could think of to get some info on the military ornaments, and then today I tried to log in. Of course, as soon as I started to put my email address in your automated system did it all for me, and accurately. But then it said it was an invalid email address and wasn’t in your system. Do you sell the military ornaments or the patterns, and if so how much? I’d like them for our American Legion Post. Thank you, and I hope you can help me find out what I’m doing wrong!

    • ornamentgirl September 10, 2013, 10:32 pm

      Hi Debbie… I’m so sorry for all the trouble. I actually do sell the finished ornaments OR the patterns, whichever you are interested in. The military ornaments are each $30. The pattern those ornaments are based on is the Snow Globe pattern, and is $10 (which is right here: http://www.theornamentgirl.indiemade.com/product/snow-globe-quilted-ornament-pattern-tutorial-how-make-quilted-ornament). And, I also have kits, which include all materials, and the PDF pattern, and the cost for that is $19.95. (For the kits, if you’re ordering more than one, I will discount the additional kits since you wouldn’t need multiple copies of the pattern.

      If you let me know which you are interested in, I’d be glad to start an order for you. And, I am sorry again for the trouble with my website… Staci

  • Debbie September 24, 2013, 11:31 am

    Hi Staci Ann, I want to thank you for getting back to me about your Patriotic ornaments. I have a few questions about them tho. Are you going to be doing one of The National Guard? As I told you I belong to the American Legion Post 15 in Oregon. We work with retired and disabled veterans, and we also help with what we call Boys and Girls State. Our programs go all the way from a local level to national level. I showed the ornaments to my American Legion Auxiliary President and she loved them. I told her that you said since I was planning on ordering several you offered me a discount. She asked me to tell you what Girls State is. I imagine it is in all states but in Oregon we pay for top Junior girls in our schools to go to Portland. While they are there they become every branch of government imaginable. By the end of their time at State there has actually been some bills come up that have later been voted into law. We Would like to ask your permission to buy the ornaments from you and have a Raffle for the set. We can’t sell them outright and I told her I refused to do that anyway, but WITH your permission can we raffle them for Girls State? Also, how much will you be charging us for all four branches( and possibly National Guard?) Thank you
    P.S. We are having so much fun with the Glitter Ornaments!

  • Kellene October 31, 2013, 9:28 pm

    You are just adorable!!!

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