12 Weeks of Christmas 2020 Challenge| FAQ

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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 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

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!

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34 Responses
  • yvonne pursley
    September 23, 2020

    I will join ya’ll for this challenge 2020. I’m in the process of getting my supplies together. Thanks Stacy !!!

    • Janelle Taliercio
      September 24, 2020

      Yay! Glad to have you joining us!

    • Dawn Gladstone
      October 13, 2020

      If I’m not too late, I would love to try!

      • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support
        October 13, 2020

        Oh no, you’re for sure not too late! We’d love for you to join in with us.

  • Jenny Weymouth
    September 23, 2020

    Yes, please.
    Thank you. :-)

  • Jola
    September 23, 2020

    YES! I will join the Christmas 2020 challenge. Thanks :)

    • Janelle Taliercio
      September 24, 2020

      YAY! So glad. It will be so fun!

      • Brenda Howey-Martin
        September 25, 2020

        Yes, I’ll be joining. Have my fabric ready and waiting.

        • Janelle Taliercio
          September 27, 2020

          Awesome! So excited you’re joining us.

    • Rosemarie
      September 25, 2020

      Yes I will be doing the ornament challenge!

      • Janelle Taliercio
        September 25, 2020

        yay! So happy you’re doing the challenge with us!

  • Pat
    September 25, 2020

    Yes I’d like to join the ornament challenge. Thanks!

    • Janelle Taliercio
      September 25, 2020

      Perfect! So glad you’re joining us with the challenge!

  • Christine Walsh
    September 25, 2020

    Would love to participate!

  • Maureen Samples
    September 25, 2020

    Yes, please. Not sure what to do, tho.

  • Susie Harris
    September 25, 2020

    Did it last year. Just have to do it this year also. It was so much fun

    • Janelle Taliercio
      September 27, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear you had fun last year! Can’t wait to start this year.

  • Crystal
    September 25, 2020

    Yes, I’m joining the Challange!!

  • Brenda Sadler
    September 26, 2020

    Yes

  • Amy Fratto
    September 26, 2020

    yes!

  • Betty Litts
    September 26, 2020

    Yes to the Challenge.

  • Mary Wall
    September 26, 2020

    Yes, I will be joining.

  • Pat Smith
    September 26, 2020

    Yes. I’m looking forward to my first Christmas challenge!

    • Janelle Taliercio
      September 27, 2020

      Oh wonderful! So glad you’re joining us for your first time!

  • Ronda
    September 27, 2020

    Yes, I’m in. Nervous but willing

    • Janelle Taliercio
      September 27, 2020

      So glad you’re joining us. And if you ever have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask! We’re always happy to help.

  • Brenda
    September 27, 2020

    Yes! Sounds like fun!

  • Sherry Newman Cook
    September 27, 2020

    Yes i will be doing the challenge

  • Glenda Stell
    September 27, 2020

    Yes. I loved it last year and looking forward to seeing this years ornaments. I’ve been seeing beautiful fabrics!

    • Janelle Taliercio
      September 27, 2020

      Yay for another fun Christmas Challenge year! So glad you’re joining us again.

  • Anonymous
    September 27, 2020

    Yes I’m doing the Ornament Challenge

  • Theresa
    September 27, 2020

    I’d like to try it. Don’t know if my arthritis will let me keep up. I’m going to try my best.

  • Katherine Mullins
    September 29, 2020

    Have been collecting needed supplies and am ready to start!! So much fun.

    • Janelle - Ornament Girl Support
      October 2, 2020

      YAY! So excited you are joining us this year!

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