Way back in January of 2012 I made this ornament for Valentine’s Day.
Two Hearts, January 2012
Here is the link to the original post with the video. Two Hearts Kimekomi Ornament Video
I found some fun American themed fabric and thought it would be fun to make an ornament for the 4th of July holiday coming up. With a few adaptations to my “Two Hearts” design I came up with the following.
American Hearts, Red Side
American Hearts, Blue Side
American Hearts, Side View
This only took a few hours to make and can be done with any patriotic themed fabric. I’m off to the fabric store now to see if I can find some Union Jack fabric. 🙂
I was inspired by a pack of buttons I bought recently. In the pack of miscellaneous buttons were some neat cameos. I ended up making this fancy satin Victorian style ornament.
It’s quite simple to make so I thought I would share it with all of you.
The 2nd ornament I made for the video is pink instead of blue and the cameo buttons are slightly different than the ones on the blue ornament.
Tools and Materials Needed:
ball point pen
tucking tool (I use a straight upholstery needle)
7cm diameter foam ball
2 cameo buttons
metallic craft cord**
two 10mm sequins
9mm wide satin ribbon
6mm wide satin ribbon
3/4 inch sequin pins*
at least 62 pearl headed pins
two 10mm pearl beads
ten 5mm pearl beads
0/15 seed beads*
*Purchased at Cartwright’s
**The craft cord I use is hard to find outside of Japan. I sell it in my Etsy shop.
I suggest using light colored fabric so you can see your equator markings through the fabric.
All instructions are included in the video.