It’s one of my all-time favorite ornaments (blue is my favorite color!), and it’s just one of those craft projects that ends up looking even more beautiful than you expect it to!
What a lot of people don’t realize is that it’s also a very versatile pattern that you can make simple changes to, to create a totally different ornament.
I recently posted this ornament on Facebook, and got tons of great feedback:
And guess what? It’s simply a variation of the Moonlight pattern.
The differences are:
- I used 2 different fabrics in place of the blue satin, and alternated them.
- I used braided cord, instead of sequined trim.
- I pinned on some silk leaves, to “fall” from the top.
Other than that, it’s the same exact pattern. Same size, same measurements, same everything. :)
In this post, I’m going to show you another variation, using wide holiday ribbon in place of fabric (that I bought at Hobby Lobby), to make this ornament:
I’m going to outline the variations below to show you how easy it is, but all the measurements and instructions for the original ornament, are shown in (painstaking!) detail in the Moonlight Pattern PDF.
And, if you don’t have it yet, you can get it right HERE. (Don’t forget… it’s FREE!)
Cut out a 3″ smooth styrofoam ball, as per the measurements in the Moonlight pattern…. and 6 pieces of wide ribbon (there’s also a fabric/ribbon cutting template included on the very last page of the Moonlight Pattern PDF):
Tuck your first ribbon piece into the grooves of the styrofoam ball:
Do the same with the remaining 5 pieces of ribbon.
Cover the grooves between pieces, with braided cord (I use Beacon’s Advanced Craft Glue for this):
At the top (where your braided trim begins and ends), cover the ends of the cord with a bow & hanger made from narrow ribbon…. and done!
Isn’t that WAY easier than it looks? :)
Now just imagine all the different fabrics and trims you could use…. for totally different looks.
And, please tell me your ideas in the comments!