(If you are looking for my complete ornament kits though, you can find those by clicking HERE.)
Note! I now offer some supplies, such as foam shapes and charms, right in my own shop. You can find those by clicking right HERE.
- Foam balls. I have 3″ Soft Foam balls in my shop.
- Pins. I typically buy dressmaker size pins in bulk, HERE – that’s a great deal.
- Styrofoam trees. I use this size in my quilted Christmas Tree pattern, and in our January Kit, I used THESE.
- Styrofoam eggs. I use this size in my quilted Easter egg pattern.
- Clear glass ornaments. I prefer to buy these use these at Michaels and JoAnns during the holiday season, but you can find them on Amazon during the rest of the year.
- Clear plastic ornaments. I buy these at Michaels and JoAnns during the holiday season, and right after Christmas, when they are nice and cheap. Online, you can get these, which have no caps, or these, which are a little more expensive, but have caps. (Here they are in bulk.)
- Hot Knife. This Dremmel hot knife makes cutting smooth styrofoam balls a piece of cake! (Used for the non-quilted fabric ornaments, like the free “Moonlight” pattern, and the “Elements” and “Why Blend In?” patterns.)
- Eyelets. I bought this kit, to add grommets to the quilted Christmas trees to add charms, jingle bells, and other awesome little trinkets.
- Fabric Punch. I use this hole-punching tool to make the holes in the “branches” of the fabric trees, to add eyelets and charms.
- Charms & trinkets. I buy most of my charms and embellishments from JoAnns and Michaels, but online, I get them from Two Purple Pandas.
- Miniature Seashells. (I use these to make THIS seashell ornament.) I get them from Timber Ridge Studio – she handpicks them from the Gulf Coast beaches – best little seashells ever!
- Glue/Sealer. I use Mod Podge for LOTS of the free ornament projects you can find on this site. (I love Mod Podge!)
- More glue. Beacon’s 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue is my favorite glue of all time. It’s thick and very tacky, and dries clear. It’s not the cheapest glue around, but a little bit goes a long way.
- I use this Pledge Floor Wax for making the famous glitter ornament project on this site. :)
How I Do the Custom Embroidery on my Snow Globe quilted ornaments.
- I use a Brother SE-400 sewing/embroidery machine, which I LOVE. (It’s a perfect beginner machine if you are a non-sewer like me.)
- 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. :) )