I just posted this winter tree that I made this year for the month of January on my blog CelebrateTheSeasons. Since it is needlework and I always post my tutorials on this blog, I decided to have this tree on both blogs. These ornaments are so simple and great fun to make so here in the scarf ornament. To make the mittens, see the information on the other blog. These were also an online tutorial and are just adorable.
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Use quilt batting that is knobbly (is that a word?). I used Hobbs 80/20 as that is what I use for my quilts. Warm and Natural would also work well. Cut the batting in strips of 1 inch x 15 inches.
Cut fringing on each end.
Fold the scarf over as shown and use a wide stitch to gather at the neck line.
Knot the end of the gather to secure this well.
Age the ornaments by using cold coffee which you splash on the batting with your fingertips. This can be skipped if you would rather the ornaments be white. You can age them as much or little as you desire.
The next step is to add glitter and snow. Dribble glue here and there over the ornaments. I used the loose snow you can purchase to use with Christmas villages. I simply added a little glitter to it while I sprinkled the snow over the ornaments.
To further decorate the scarf, I used a brown and cream checked ribbon and vintage bobbin lace with a pretty button.
Simply tie the two ribbons, at the same time, around the gathered bit of the neck.
Add a bit of perle cotton on the back to hang the ornament.
Sew a pretty button just under the ribbon for extra decoration.
I hope you enjoy this very simple ornament. It could not be easier to make and would even be a fun project to do with children.
Celebrate winter! Go to CelebrateTheSeasons for more photos of the winter tree.