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?

No. We've been brainstorming other challenge ideas for other times of the year, 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 next Monday, October 1st, 2018, I'll send you an email telling you what that week's challenge pattern is, and I'll show you photos of mine 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?

The only cost is 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. Twelve 3" round foam balls.

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

5. Each week's pattern (hint: the first week will be the FREE Basic Star 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 2 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

and/or....

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!

81 Comments

  1. Kathy Monroe on September 25, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Yes

    • Dawn on September 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      Yes! I’m a newbie, but I am willing to try!

    • Eleanor Welch on September 27, 2019 at 11:50 am

      Yes I would like to take part in the 12days of Christmas

      • Shirley Smith on September 27, 2019 at 1:33 pm

        Yes it will be good to get back into making ornaments after a 12 month break

    • Rhonda on September 27, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Yes! Loved this last year and looking forward to this year’s challenge!

    • Linda Low on September 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      Yes I am going to try. Have not made all of the patterns, but that will be part of the fun.

    • Anonymous on September 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Yes!

    • Anonymous on September 28, 2019 at 11:41 am

      YES! I want to do this. It looks like a fun challenge ?

    • Lynn Anderson on October 1, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      Yes

  2. Robin Fisher on September 27, 2019 at 11:32 am

    yes I am totally brand new but going to give it a try.

  3. Mikki on September 27, 2019 at 11:34 am

    How can I purchase the box of push pins

    • Anonymous on September 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Amazon has the pins cheap for a large container. If the pins are not available through the ornaments girl website

  4. Joann on September 27, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Yes

    • Deborah on September 28, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      Yes, I would like to.

  5. Janis Allen on September 27, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Yes, I would love to participate in the 12 week ornament challenge!

  6. Pam Shallenberger on September 27, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    yes excited!!

    • Rita E Brennan on September 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm

      Yes I would like to participate!

      • Lorie Schroeder on September 29, 2019 at 8:47 pm

        I want to do this Ornament set!Aounds like fun!

  7. Wendy Navone on September 27, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    The post Oct 1, 2018 but I’m assuming you mean September 30, 2019? And I’ll be trying to keep up with y’all ?

  8. Linda on September 27, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Yes, I would like to participate in the challenge.

  9. Bonny on September 27, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Yes, I’m doing the challenge can’t wait!!!

  10. Sabrina Luboch on September 27, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Yes, I would love to do this challenge.

  11. Rachel Shaddox on September 27, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Yes. I will be doing the 2019 Ornaments Challenge.

    • Pam on October 1, 2019 at 4:02 am

      Yes
      I Love the Challenge last year. Looking forward to it this time also. Will be Fun..

  12. Linda O on September 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Yes, I plan to do the 2019 challenge. Have my fabric ordered!

  13. Mary on September 27, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Yes, I want to take part in the challenge.

  14. Tanya Gresham on September 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Yes, I would love to participate in the challenge.
    Thank you!!!

  15. Dawn Peplinski on September 27, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Dawn P.

    Yes, I would love to join the challenge.
    Thank you.

  16. Sandra Thurston on September 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Yes! Loved doing the ornaments last year ??

  17. Teresa C Dale on September 27, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Yes! Excited to participate in the 2019 Christmas ornament challenge!!

  18. Carmen Dorshimer on September 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Yes, am excited to participate. Thank you for this offering

  19. Doris Keehn on September 27, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    yes!!!!!

  20. Anne on September 27, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I will give it my best try. Sounds like fun.

  21. Peggy on September 27, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Yes, I want to do it he 12 week Christmas challenge!

  22. Sandy Ralston on September 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Yes, I’ve already begun.

  23. Sharon Joy on September 27, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Yes, please.

    • Karon Lamb on September 27, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      Karon Lamb
      September 27, 2019
      Yes I would like to join in the challenge.

  24. Nancy Michael on September 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Yes

  25. Mary Morrow on September 28, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Yeah I’ll be in Dublin Ireland and get my fabric at a store and named Hickes. Looking forward to it yeah several people in Ireland want the ones I made from my kits. Hugs to you

  26. Nancy Soper on September 28, 2019 at 8:47 am

    September 28, 2019
    I would love to do the challenge. It’s a great idea!
    Thanks for doing this!

  27. Anonymous on September 28, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Yes

  28. Sarah Rodgers on September 28, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Yes, I will be joining in on the 12 week challenge.

  29. Sarah Hovatter on September 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I want to try! Didn’t do this before so maybe I can do it this time.

  30. Paulette Snyders on September 28, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Yes. Going to try this!!!

  31. Anonymous on September 28, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Yes I am going to try this but I will be getting a late start. My daughter had her baby girl (Mackenzie, 6 lbs, 18 inches) a few weeks early (due 10/12) on September 23rd. I had to travel to NJ for a couple of weeks to help her out. I will post my material very soon and hope to get started when I get some free time.

    • Diane Brunotte on September 28, 2019 at 10:37 pm

      I’m hoping to be able to keep up this year. That’s probably wishful thinking, but a challenge will motivate me

    • Staci Ann Lowry on September 29, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      Congratulations!

  32. Diane Eaton on September 28, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Yes, this will be a great motivator to get my Christmas gifts done.

  33. CHRISTY KINNAIRD on September 29, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Yes, last year was fun!

  34. Mary Washicosky on September 29, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Yes, I can’t wait.

  35. Mary Washicosky on September 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Yes, can’t wait.

  36. Joyce Breithaupt on September 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Yes

  37. Shirley Milbocker on September 29, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Yes! Love the idea. Can’t wait to start.

  38. Amy Coral Mele on September 29, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    So excited to be part of this year’s challenge!

  39. Vickie on September 30, 2019 at 12:32 am

    looking forward to trying this years challenge

  40. Debby on September 30, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Do we make all of the ornaments out of the same material?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on October 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

      Hi Debby… Yes. :) And at the end, you’ll have a matching set of ornaments, all made with different patterns.

  41. Vickie on September 30, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Yes, thanks,

  42. Robin on September 30, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    yes I will be joining in as well!!!

  43. Michele Stanford on September 30, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Yes I will be joining

  44. Louise Connors on October 1, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Yes please would love to participate. Hopefully l will keep up

  45. April Buentello on October 1, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Where can I buy this fabric? Love it.

  46. April Buentello on October 1, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Where can I buy this fabric?

  47. Melinda on October 1, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Not sure if I’ll be able to keep up, but I’m going to give it a try!

  48. Melinda Samaniego on October 1, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Not sure if I’ll be able to keep up, but I’m going to give it a try!

  49. Jola Junkiert on October 2, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I would love to join the challenge. I’ll try to make all the patterns. I’ll have great fun whilst trying.

  50. Flo McDonald on October 4, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Yes, I will be joining the challenge.

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