Back during the summertime, I challenged myself to make a bunch of different ornaments out of the same 3 fabrics.
It ended up being way more awesome than I expected! After a couple of years of focusing almost entirely on coming up with new ornament ideas for our Ornament Girls Club Kits each month, it was so much fun to make a big bunch of ornaments purely for the joy of it. I felt like I went back in time for a little bit.
The best part was that some of you decided to do it right along with me, and made your own set of 12 ornaments.
So I've decided to do it again with CHRISTMAS fabrics (yay!), but this time, I'm making it a challenge for you, too!
I hope you'll join me.. if you do, then by the end of it (and just in time for Christmas), you'll have a set of 12 beautiful, matching ornaments, each made with a different pattern!
Last time, I made a new ornament every single day, which was a little bit tough (life happens after all!), so don't worry.... this time around, we'll be making one ornament per WEEK.
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!)
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.
4. Whatever embellishments you'd like to use for all 12 ornaments (I'll be using beads, and ribbon bows. I'm going to use the same embellishments for all 12 ornaments.)
5. Each week's pattern (hint: the first week will be the FREE Basic Star pattern)
What if you 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.
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. :) )
So.. will you join me for this? It's gonna be fun!
Here are the fabrics I'll be using for the challenge. They're called Precious Metals by RJR ... we used these for our September Ornament Kit, and I love them so much, I want to make a whole set of ornaments with them. But... I might be doing a second set with some red, green, & white fabrics too. I'll keep you posted!
And, these are the fabrics that Monica, our OG Club Designer, is going to be using:
Maywood Studio - Poinsettia & Pine Elegant Scrolls Dark Red
RJR - Let it Sparkle Holiday Lace Radiant Winter White
Moda - Holly Woods Snow Berry Winter Blooms by 3 Sisters
Beautiful ornaments are ahead!
I'll see you in your inbox next Monday. :)