I love decorating for Christmas! Garland, holly, mistletoe… bright, shiny and sparkly… it is all so wonderfully festive! And I love covering my tree with handmade ornaments. Though there is nothing wrong with store-bought, I love the handmade ornaments that have been collected across the years (and the decades).
For several years, I’ve been saving empty ribbon spools… I was sure that the circle spool would be a great ornament base. The great folks at Plaid sent me a box of fantastic Martha Stewart Paints and stencils, and it was the inspiration I needed to turn the spools into fun and festive ornaments.
I started by gathering my supplies. Along with the Martha Stewart paints and stencils, I collected empty ribbon spools, scrap batting, fabric (I just used some unbleached muslin here, but you can use any fabric), and some ribbon to trim the edge. Other basic supplies are paint brushes, pins, and a needle and thread.
These were so much fun to put together – thanks Martha Stewart Crafts and Plaid for the inspiration… I can’t wait to decorate for Christmas!
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Originate & Renovate – Handmade Holidays