Today I am going to teach you a little known fact about Christmas that I’ll bet you’ve never heard before. The seven swans-a-swimming and the eight maids-a-milking were actually all given by my true love (and your true love, too) on the same day. It turns out that our true love liked to wait ’til the last minute. Which is SUCH a coincidence, because I just happen to be doing my Twelve Days of Christmas Ornaments Day 7 and Day 8 DIY’s on the same day, too.
My last few ornament DIY’s have been more non-traditional colors and style, so today I wanted to make one that was totally Christmas-y. :)
This one is simple, too. And, it’s a great way to use up some leftover Christmas ribbon that you might have.
Narrow ribbon. I used a little more than one 9 ft roll of 3/8″ wide ribbon. That is about as wide as I would go for a 3″ ball…any wider, and it won’t lay as flat on the ball. I also used a foot and a half or so of another ribbon to decorate the middle of the ornament, and for the hanger.
Hi Staci – I had great results with your pattern and have made several ornaments.
Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. E-mailing a link to all my friends. Such a beautiful site.
Staci, THEY ARE STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!
Your tutorial was an easy step by step that was well worth your charge. I would get through a step then scroll down for the next one. I will be making more for Christmas this year too.
Hi! I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the great tutorial! I must admit that I didn’t purchase your tutorial right away. Honestly… I really didn’t see the need to shell out $10 for someth…
I bought 4 of your Christmas ornaments and they are more beautiful in person. You have talent and should do very well! Just wanted to let you know how much I like them and appreciate the work that has…
Hi Staci…Love the tutorial – only had to look at it a couple of times! ….I’ll send pics when they are done ( I am making a dozen to see how they go). Thanks for the great instructions!!
I received the beautiful ornament. Wow you do an amazing job. I have seen these ornaments before but never have I seen them so beautiful…Once again, thank you so much. You do beautiful work!!
I went crazy and made a lot. The tutorial worked out perfectly for me. I did a little improvising on some of the ornaments and they all came out almost perfect. I gave them out as Christmas gifts last…
The ornaments are gorgeous! I love them. I can’t wait to give them to my daughters. Thanks again, Staci and have a great holiday.
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