The giant ornament supply list.

christmas jingle bells

I get asked a LOT which materials and supplies I use in my quilted ornament patterns and free ornament tutorials, and where to get them, so I thought it might be a great idea to list everything all in one place.

(If you are looking for my complete ornament kits though, you can find those by clicking HERE.)

I buy a lot of my regular supplies at craft stores like JoAnn’s, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby, but I’m including links below for all you online shoppers (which I’m also doing more and more these days), or if you’d just like to see what the product looks like.

If you’re looking for a particular product I’ve mentioned in a pattern or tutorial, and you don’t see it here, please let me know! I’ll keep adding to this list as I think of more supplies that I use.

How I Do the Custom Embroidery on my Snow Globe quilted ornaments.

  • I use a Brother SE-400 sewing/embroidery machine, which I LOVE.
  • I use THESE stabilizer sheets, which fit perfectly in the hoop of my machine.
  • I use Embrilliance ESSENTIALS software to create the designs for my custom embroidery. I researched this for days before I purchased, and I have not regretted it one bit. I will be posting some “how-to” articles here on this site very soon, so please check back for those!
  • I bought this HUGE kit of embroidery thread, so that I could have a wonderful collection of colors at my fingertips…. Spools half this size are usually between $3-5 each at craft stores, and this kit contains 260 spools with twice the thread on each spool…. so this is a MASSIVE deal.
  • (Oh, and I bought 2 of THESE thread racks to hold it all. :) )

{ 38 comments… add one }

  • Jill Gardner November 29, 2014, 6:43 am

    I love your assortment of jingle bells. I went to the charms & trinkets & seem to have missed it. Is it an Amazon thing?

    Jill

    • Staci Ann Lowry January 15, 2015, 7:12 am

      Actually, my jingle bell assortment is just a compilation from regular craft supply stores over the years, like Michaels and JoAnns….. I’ve bought some at Walmart as well. They are usually near glitter and sequins, but during the holiday season, they tend to also carry some different sizes and colors with their specialty holiday supplies, near the glass ornaments and ribbons and things like that. I hope that helps!

  • Mary December 17, 2014, 3:08 pm

    Where do you find your beautiful fabric and stunning ribbons? At Michael’s, Joann’s or do you use an online site? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question :)

    • Staci Ann Lowry January 15, 2015, 7:16 am

      Hi Mary…. I’m so sorry for not noticing your question sooner than this. Yes, Michaels and JoAnns are where I get most of my ribbons and fabrics (I like the ribbon at Michaels the best), though I do occasionally buy at other places when I see something I really like. I don’t buy too much ribbon or fabric online, because it’s hard to tell the quality/color/texture, but I do every so often.

  • debbie January 11, 2015, 12:53 am

    trying t bring the pattern up..

  • Mickey January 22, 2015, 2:40 pm

    What is a kimekomi spatula, and where can they be purchased?

  • Wanda March 6, 2015, 12:28 am

    Do you have any on-line recommendations for ribbon and/or fabrics?

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 11, 2015, 1:27 am

      You know, I hate to say it, but no, not really. I do occasionally buy some ribbon/fabric online, but it’s been mostly on eBay, and usually when I was looking for a specific brand or pattern that I’ve already used before. I still prefer getting it the old-fashioned way… in person, when I can see and feel the quality for myself.

      I know that isn’t a very helpful answer to your question though, so I promise that if I find a good online source in the future, I’ll definitely post it here!

      • Anonymous October 30, 2016, 11:41 pm

        Thousandsofbolts.com is an INCREDIBLE site that I’ve found for fabric. Most of the fabric is about $5 per yard, and I can get approx. 4 ornaments per yard. The Christmas fabrics are absolutely stunning, there are tons of them with gold and silver metallic all over them. I’ve found that the fabric is an excellent quality as well

  • Bonnie March 9, 2015, 3:45 am

    Is there one of your fabric ornaments that you think is easier than the others? Perhaps the best one to begin with before tackling other ones? All of your work is so beautiful!

  • Cheryl Brown March 16, 2015, 7:20 pm

    I sure wish I could get to you place on the emails to buy your ornaments I order awhile back but when you put your new ones out I can not seam to get on to buy them could you help me please

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 23, 2015, 9:10 am

      Cheryl, I’m so sorry about that. They do tend to go pretty quick when I list them. I am working on keeping a bigger selection in stock, and I hope that will help! Do you happen to follow my Facebook page? I usually post there when I have some available. If not, you can follow that page right here: http://www.facebook.com/theornamentgirl

  • Beverly Stephens March 20, 2015, 10:15 am

    Staci,

    I recently bought your bought “buy 6, get 3 free” package. :-) Thanks so much for the links for the different items. I looked at Wally World the other night and they do have the jingle bells. But they only had silver and gold and it was an assortment package. The sequins were in an assortment package as well. They now have a Jo-Ann’s close, but it’s not very well stocked according to my sister. Ahhh, the joys of living in a rural area. Going to have to take a road trip to Hobby Lobby (but they don’t have the eggs in that size). ;-) I’ve looked for the styrofoam eggs and it’s hard to find that size without giving an arm and a leg for it. Would a “slightly smaller” size work? Like a 3-1/16″x 2-15/16″… Or would it just throw the whole pattern out of whack? Thanks any help!

    Thanks,

    Beverly

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 23, 2015, 9:06 am

      Hi Beverly…. Yes, that size will definitely work. In fact, you can use any size, and if it’s a big size difference, just adjust your fabric pieces a little bit, accordingly. The pattern will definitely still work. :)

      Oh, and as far as the bells…. Walmart carries a little bit better of an assortment when they start putting out their holiday stuff (that’s a little ways off, I know!). But, I do understand your dilemma about JoAnns…. we just moved a few months ago, and I was very excited to see that I would have a JoAnns only about 5 minutes away….. unfortunately, it turned out to be the tiniest JoAnns ever!

      • Beverly Stephens March 25, 2015, 2:35 pm

        Thanks Staci! :-)

  • Tc March 20, 2015, 12:43 pm

    Love this page and the great ideas. the hangers are great to know i don’t like the old fashion ornament hooks. do you use the tiny 1″ balls 1-1/2″ balls or 2″ ones, hubby bought me a multy pack as a surprise. LOL he ment well.. Thanks for sharing TC

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 23, 2015, 9:02 am

      Aww…. that was sweet of him! You can use any size you want for the quilted ornaments…. just adjust your fabric pieces a little bit, accordingly. :)

  • Rebecca March 21, 2015, 1:18 am

    Not sure if anyone mentioned the Dollar and 99 cents stores are also a great place to pick up lots of craft supplies for pennies. For example..My local 99 cents stores had Easter Kits with ( 6) 2 -1/2 inch foam eggs plus 4 markers in the kit, in the Easter isle for .99 cents. At Christmas, they had red, silver, gold and green bell bracelets..each bracelet is made of approximately 19 bells. For Trims, Michaels has a $1.00 ribbon bins with cute seasonal ribbons designs. Hobby Lobby puts their ribbons and trims on sale 50% off every other week and they carry Seasonal ribbons year round. Also keep in mind a lot of school and scout supply websites like Making Friends ( http://www.makingfriends.com/shop/PROD/01005 ) and Consumer Crafts have a great selection of durafoam and dylite foam balls and shapes. http://www.consumercrafts.com/store/search?s=foam%20balls&p=1&ps=20.. GOD Bless~

  • Debi March 24, 2015, 3:06 pm

    your ornaments are gorgeous!!! i am wondering, though, what is the name of the kind of fabric that you use in most of your ornaments? it looks textured and i love it but don’t know what it is. thanks!!

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 25, 2015, 9:32 am

      Hi Debi, thank you for the compliment! A lot of the fabric I buy is from JoAnns, and I definitely do often pick the fabrics that are glittered or textured. :) I am bad about keeping track of the brands, but JoAnns is probably where I pick up a good 80% or more of my fabrics. I hope that helps!

  • Lynda October 14, 2015, 9:24 pm

    Please help me get the E-book of ornaments to make. I am already a subscriber.

    • Staci Ann Lowry October 14, 2015, 9:39 pm

      Hi Lynda! I just sent you the free Moonlight ornament eBook. Let me know if you don’t get it soon! I hope you enjoy it! :)

  • Tina January 17, 2016, 11:10 pm

    Hi Stacy,

    My mom and I are pretty new to your site and she has purchased the Snowglobe pattern and she is part of your monthly ornament kit club. We plan on making one ornament per grandkid (19 so far). Is there a trick to cutting each piece so squared? What tools do you use to do this? Thanks!

    • Staci Ann Lowry April 7, 2016, 11:08 pm

      Hi Tina… I use a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat. That really helps with getting everything even and squared off. I hope that helps, and I hope you and your mom enjoy making the ornaments! :)

  • Marcia Bacon January 17, 2016, 11:45 pm

    Where did you get your US Marine Corp and US Navy insignia fabric pictured in the Snow globe Ornament Look Book?

    • Staci Ann Lowry April 7, 2016, 11:08 pm

      Marcia, I bought that a few years back at Walmart, believe it or not, and it’s now out of print.. but if you keep a lookout, you can occasionally find the fabric on eBay. I hope that helps :)

  • Jackie Herring February 11, 2016, 8:18 pm

    What can I say? You are “Super Woman” and I can remember those days…
    enjoy every one of them. Just checked the supply list. I have a hard time printing
    it. I think I have almost everything. So guess I am ready to go. You are an “Amazing”
    lady and myself and many others appreciate EVERYTHING you do for all of us.
    Thank you is so small but it comes from the heart.
    luv ya,
    Jackie

    • Staci Ann Lowry April 7, 2016, 11:07 pm

      Aww thank you so much Jackie! I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner! I really appreciate YOU! :)

  • Belinda October 5, 2016, 3:51 pm

    Your ornaments are beautiful. I just sent for the free ornament shown on your site.Can’t wait to receive it. I have a friend that makes your ornaments and they have caught my eye! !!!

  • April Buentello October 29, 2016, 11:13 am

    Thanks so much for this list of suppliers. I have made close to 100 ornaments since first buying your instructions. People especially like the snow globe ones with a picture of their children or new baby in the center. I’ve made lots of those.

  • jo ann November 27, 2016, 9:08 pm

    Have the kits # 11. 12. 13. How do I get the pattern to make them
    Thanks

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