You asked and we delivered! In our Handmade Holidays pictures, there are cute little ornaments that you were curious about. We heard your requests and we’re showing you how to make them! From Ali, our visual merchandiser, here are the instructions on how to make these cute paper ornaments.
Old book, paper of your choice.
Hot glue gun
Sizzix machine or something to create circles. The bottom of a cup could work as a template.
Twine or string of your choice
Fold circle in half and then in half again. This should give you a cone/triangle shape. Do this eight times until you have eight individual triangles.
Eight finished triangles.
Glue all of your triangles together. The fold should face inward towards the center.
After gluing all of your triangles together you should end up with this.
Glue remaining flaps of triangles together to give your ornament more shape and volume.
After gluing all of your flaps together, you should end up with your almost finished ornament. It should look like this.
Choose a string or ribbon of your choice to create a loop so you can hang your ornament. Hot glue your string to the back of your ornament.
And voila! Just like that you have a unique and handmade ornament.
Of course, these pretty new layer cake patterns would shine in any season, but we’ve added a sprinkling of Christmas magic with holiday fabric and machine quilting stitch patterns featuring snowflakes, jingle bells, and Christmas lights!
Signature quilts – or friendship quilts – first became popular in the 1840s. Sometimes they were used as sentimental wedding gifts. Sometimes they honored a beloved teacher or minister. And sometimes, they were carried across the plains by pioneer women as a reminder of dear friends left behind.
These quilts were so cherished, many have survived the generations and can be found in hope chests and museums even today.
This week, Jenny is making her own family signature quilt. It’s adorned with hand-written names of all the Doan kids and grandkids, and I have a feeling this pretty quilt will become more and more special as the years go by!
You probably know John Adams as a Founding Father of the United States. But did you know he was also a fantastic party planner? It’s true! (Well, kinda…)
When independence was officially declared, John Adams wrote: “[This day] will be the most memorable in the history of America. It ought to be [celebrated] with pomp and parade, games, sports, and [fireworks] forever more.” His 4th of July plans were so much fun, we’ve celebrated John Adams-style for 245 years!
But there’s just one thing Mr. Adams forgot: Quilts! Every good holiday needs quilts!
This week, Jenny is working on a festive quilt-as-you-go table runner in patriotic shades of red, white, and blue. And the best part? One charm pack makes TWO table runners!