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I have been meaning to make some NFL themed ornaments for probably 3 years now. Not even kidding…I bought a huge stash of NFL fabric in every team forever ago, and it has just been sitting there looking at me ever since. Though I have really WANTED to…I could possibly have a couple of new best sellers on my hands!

Anyway, I am happy to say that thanks to a custom request for a Baltimore Ravens ornament, I have finally made one, and I must admit, it came out pretty awesome! So thank you to Jennifer, for kicking my you know what into gear on these! (and for being so patient!)

I decided to do a pattern of the Ravens fabric and purple around a 3″ ball. Right from the get go, I started having difficulties, because there were two different logos on the fabric, and they were different sizes, meaning I had to…measure (gasp!). It’s simple stuff, I know, but I am NOT good at math. My brain just doesn’t work when it comes to anything mathematical, and that has been a real issue for me with drawing myself patterns for this style of ornaments. Anyway, I got to work measuring each logo, and how much of the fabric I wanted showing on the ornament. The Raven head logo was the largest (and I must say, I have never noticed the creepy red eyes on that thing before…yikes!):

Ravens Logo

I decided that I would place the logos on the ball in 4 sections. In between each logo piece would be a piece of coordinating purple fabric. This sounds easy.  I assure you that it was not. For me.  It required measuring the ball, and even subtraction. I had to ask my son for help. (yes…I AM math.)

Once that was worked out, I marked my sections on the ball:

Marking my sections

Drew my lines, labeled my sections (because I knew I’d forget!), and cut it out:

Now onto drawing myself some patterns for cutting out the fabric. Using the measurements I already had and adding a little extra, I drew myself some patterns. And these babies will be going into the fireproof vault along with the birth certificates and passports.

fabric patterns

fabric

I have no idea how I managed it, but perfect!

and it fits!

and it fits...high five!

Okay, so I added the rest of the pieces of fabric, then made a hanger out of black seed beads.  And here it is, all finished:

Baltimore Ravens Ornament

Baltimore Ravens Ornament

I have all 32 football teams (there are 32, right?)…so if you would like a specific team, just let me know! I’m sure I can find fabrics in college football and other sports too…just ask!

Oh yeah…”This ornament is made using licensed NFL fabric; however, I am not affiliated with the NFL in any way.” (Just in case you were wondering :D)

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Wendydydydy November 13, 2010, 12:39 am

    What a great looking ornament! Are you selling these in your Etsy shop? I think you would do a great business. And colleges and universities…! What about baseball and basketball? Now you’ve done the math, the biggest limit is probably access to the fabric. Good luck!

  • ornamentgirl January 9, 2011, 1:02 am

    Thank you! Yes, this one is available in my etsy shop, and I will hopefully have a few more available soon. I did a few more customs for other teams over the holidays, but never had the chance to get pictures done. And I definitely want to add other sports eventually too! :D

  • Sabin November 14, 2011, 8:02 am

    I’ve tried emailing you.. The material finally came in so I just need an address from you to send the material to. Thanks for your help.
    Sabin

  • christine January 15, 2012, 6:01 am

    I was wondering if had the pattern for cutting out the fabric I have been looking all over the net for one and can’t seem to find one.

    Thank you
    Chrisitne

    • ornamentgirl January 17, 2012, 2:26 am

      I drew the pattern for this ornament myself…

      • debbie nawrocki November 10, 2013, 6:48 pm

        is there any way we can get the measurements for the pattern

  • Mason January 8, 2013, 12:23 am

    Is there anyway I could purchase one of these from you?

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