We've had a few questions come in since I announced the 12 Weeks of Christmas Challenge the other day. So, here are some answers for ya!

Do I have to sign up for this?

Nopers! It's something you can choose to participate in (or not), you do not need to carve anything into a stone tablet, nor do you have to commit to anything. You can even join us for just a few of them if you want.

It's just for fun! :)

Will there be a new challenge every month?

We HAVE been brainstorming other challenge ideas (mini ones), but nothing is concrete yet.

Also, this one challenge will take place over about 3 months, taking us right up through Christmas (making this a good time to make some Christmas gifts!). The challenge is to make 1 ornament each week for 12 weeks.

How will this work?

Each week, starting on Monday, September 28th, I'll send you an email telling you what that week's challenge pattern is, and I'll show you photos of mine and my team's, to hopefully inspire you and give you some ideas.

(Not on my email list yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Join me RIGHT HERE. <-- psst. Joining my email list gets you a free video workshop!)

When you make each week's ornament, you can share it with me (& all the other participants) on Instagram using the hashtag #OrnamentGirlsChallenge (and if you're an OG club member, please also share in our private group!)

How much does it cost?

You'll have the cost of your supplies, and if you choose to buy any of the patterns that you may not already have.

What will you need?

In order to make all 12 ornaments, you will need...

1. About 2 to 2-1/2 yards EACH of three different fabrics (this is an approximation - you may use slightly different amounts depending on how you arrange your fabrics on your own ornaments. You can get a little extra if you want to be on the safe side!)

****I recommend 3 fabrics that contrast highly with each other. (I've got some examples at the end of this post)****

2. A LOT of straight pins. I would go ahead and buy yourself a nice big one pound box from HERE.

3. Foam (See a breakdown of exactly what you'll need, right HERE.)

4. Whatever embellishments you'd like to use for all 12 ornaments.

5. Each week's pattern.

What if I don't yet own each week's pattern?

I don't want to leave anyone out, so in order to make this as accessible as possible for everyone to make along with me, each week's pattern will be available at a very special deal! The special price will be for 3 days only each week, on that week's pattern. I'll send you a link to each week's special deal when I send you your weekly challenge email. (So make sure you're on my email list!)

Each week's email will say 'Ornament Challenge Week #' in the subject line so you can spot it easily!

(If you've never tried one of my patterns before.... they are FOOLPROOF. And many of them come with full-length videos, too. So, no worries.. you WILL be able to make these ornaments along with me. :) )

Should I cut out lots of little 2x3" rectangles ahead of time?

I wouldn't!

While it's true that MANY of the patterns use 2x3s, there are also other sizes... and on top of that, I can't tell you exactly how to cut everything because I don't know what order/arrangement/etc you'll be using for your own ornaments.

I don't want you to wind up with waste, or too many 2x3s, and then you getting really mad at me. ;)

If you just REALLY want to cut something out ahead of time, I would say cut maybe an eighth of a yard of each of your 3 fabrics into 2x3" rectangles.

What if I get behind?

Please don't worry about that! I don't want this to feel like a race or be stressful. It is just for fun. So, if you get behind, it's totally okay. In fact, the worst that can happen is you only make a couple ornaments... which would still be pretty wonderful, right?

Where do I share my ornament pics with the Ornament Girls Community?

I'm glad you asked!

You can share on Instagram, using the hashtag #OrnamentGirlsChallenge


if you're an Ornament Girl Member, please post it in our private FB group!

So.. will you be joining us?

If so, please comment below and say "YES! I'm doing the ornament challenge!" It will just take you a few seconds, and I really want to hear from you!


  1. Faye on September 21, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Yes I would love to do this challenge I’m looking forward to it I love Christmas and making ornaments I only hope it is going to cost me much as I don’t have a lot to spend

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      We’re so happy to have you joining us, Faye! And you’re welcome to do any or all of the weeks/patterns that fit into your budget. Happy ornamenting!

      • NANCY TRAHAN on September 24, 2021 at 12:10 am

        Yes. I’m looking forward to the challenge. Hopefully I can do all 12 weeks.

      • Amy Fratto on September 27, 2021 at 11:53 am

        Yes. I am very much looking forward to this.

  2. Marjorie Miranda on September 21, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Yes, I will do the challenge.

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 21, 2021 at 10:42 pm

      Fantastic! So happy you’re joining us.

  3. Janice Bradley on September 21, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Yes, I will do the challenge. Looking forward to it!

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 21, 2021 at 10:39 pm

      Perfect, so glad you’re joining us!

  4. Nancy Davis on September 23, 2021 at 2:51 am

    I’m trying to figure out how to keep glitter from falling off from the inside of my clear glitter ornament. What product pleaseshould be used to stop the flaking?

  5. Lores on September 23, 2021 at 10:07 am


    The link for the straight pins, I’m guessing the best size to use is the size that’s sold out? LOL

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 24, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      I believe they’re in stock. Can you check again and let me know if they are showing sold out for you?

      • Rae Fairweather on October 8, 2021 at 4:41 am

        I’d like to give this a go. I like to give my friends a decoration at Christmas, and if I can make them myself, I like it even more.

        • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on October 8, 2021 at 1:32 pm

          We would love for you to join us! It’s so much fun and I think you’d enjoy it!

  6. Betty Litts on September 23, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Yes I am doing the challenge.

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 24, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      YAY! So glad you are joining us.

  7. Donna Eder on September 24, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I’d like to join the challenge!

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 25, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      We look forward to you joining us! We will send out emails to you about each weeks challenge pattern. And if you need any help you’re welcome to email us any time. https://ornamentgirls.com/help/ Thanks!

  8. Karen Cadman on September 25, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Yes I will do the challenge.

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 25, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      Wonderful! So glad you’re joining us.

  9. Patricia Keenan Swisher on September 27, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Yes, I am doing the challenge!

  10. Alice Staggs on September 27, 2021 at 10:24 am

    I still want to do the 12 week challenge. I think I pushed the wrong button.

  11. Nancy Bruce on September 28, 2021 at 10:21 am

    I am so excited about attempting these challenges. Daughter who was my sidekick for years is in Navy and this will keep my mind occupied. Hope I can keep up. Lol

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on September 28, 2021 at 10:42 am

      So happy you’re joining us!

  12. Schahara Riffle on October 5, 2021 at 4:42 am

    Yes! My daughter and I are going to get together every Saturday to do the week’s challenge and make a set of ornaments for each of our trees! We are so excited!

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on October 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Oh I love that so much! And your trees are gonna be so beautiful :)

  13. Sharon Parks on October 7, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Yes! I just found you on youtube!!! You are a perfectionist and so am I. I love your instructions. So easy to follow!!!! Going to try to make a few. I have signed up for all emails and hopefully be able to join a club!!!!

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support on October 7, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      Hi Sharon, thank you so much for your sweet and wonderful comment and feedback! It seriously made our day! So glad you found us and hope you can join us too. Are you on our waiting list? If not, I’m happy to add your email to our Christmas Club waiting list. Have a nice day and happy ornamenting!

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