Today’s video is a long one. I wanted to show you as much of the process as possible. It wasn’t difficult to make, just a little complicated to put into words. It took about 4 hours to complete. I really enjoyed creating this one and I hope you enjoy it too.
one 80mm smooth foam ball
pink Japanese cherry blossom patterned cotton fabric
solid pink cotton fabric (Should be slightly darker than the other pink color fabric.)
Draw lines on foam ball dividing it into 6 equal sections. Info on this is located on the tutorials page.
Set your compass to 3 cm. Put your compass point on the point where the lines you just drew intersect the mold line.
Draw 6 circles at each of the 6 points.
Turn the ball so the mold line is vertical. This will be the orientation of your ornament.
Locate the hexagon at the front of the ornament and cut the foam as shown in the video. You should have 6 triangle like shapes creating a hexagon when you are done.
Cut 3 pieces of the cherry blossom fabric in roughly the size of the triangle like shapes. Make sure to leave enough extra fabric on the edges for tucking. Also, cut out 3 pieces of the solid pink fabric in the same way.
Tuck the fabric into the cut foam as shown in the video. Alternate the two different fabrics. You may glue down the fabric if you wish but make sure that the glue doesn’t seep through the fabric.
Next, cut out the 6 almond shapes on the foam ball that were created when the circles drawn intersected. They are connected to the corners of the hexagon.
Cut 3 pieces of each of your pink fabrics in the shape of the almond shaped sections. Make sure to leave enough extra fabric on the edges for tucking.
Each of the almond shaped sections touch a corner of the hexagon. Using the opposite fabric from the one used on the corner of the hexagon it touches, tuck the fabric into the cuts.
Repeat steps 4-6 on the back hexagon.
Cover the remaining sections with green fabric. If the black line drawn through the sections can be seen through your fabric, use some White Out to cover it.
Once all your sections have been covered with fabric, glue the cord on all the seams, pinning it down at intersecting points.
Pin a flower and plum blossom sequin at the center of the front and back hexagons with a corsage pin.
Finish the ornament by threading the pink bead onto a corsage pin, then a plum blossom sequins, then the hanging cord, and lastly the bow. Dip your pin in glue and then pin it onto the top of the ornament.
Well, I hope that makes sense. Good luck and happy ornament making. 🙂