Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A winter scarf ornament tutorial

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.

Don't forget you can click on the photos to enlarge them for detail.

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.


Kristen said...

Hey, this is really cute! I am going to send my MOPS ladies this! What a wonderful project for them to work on as well as myself! Oh, the ideas are endless as well! Can you imagine all of the different types of ornaments that can be made using this technique!! Thank you for sharing!!

Nancy said...

Ok, I would leave the scarf white
and use red or green ribbon. I like cutzie things. They would look cute hanging on my snowman tree. Your tree is just too cute.
Love you, Mom

Carolien said...

What a delicate things these ornaments are! Thanks for your tutorial. I LOVE the ice skate as well ... They are all lovely ... o dear ...

Greetings, Carolien

Joanne said...

Heidi, I just love your winter tree, and the scarf ornaments are so sweet. I think I'm going to have to make some of these :)
Hugs, Joanne

Susan in SC said...

This is so sweet and elegant! I see scarf making in my future! Purrs ~Susan in SC

angelasweby said...

Heidi, this looks really effective. I love all the little embellishments.
Hugs, Angela

Terri said...

That's a cute idea, Heidi!
I'll have to try that next year. This year I have red birds and glittery pine cones. Now I am looking for Valentine decorations to put on it (I have to find something soon. I am terribly slow in the crafting area! LOL)
God bless.

Karen said...

What a darling tree you have Heidi with the sweetest winter ornaments on it. Thanks for sharing how you created these sweet treasures.

Hope your feeling better.

Hugs - Karen

Roberta said...

Just love this concept. The tree is darling, but love the scarf and the mittens and skates.

Heidi you are ever so clever!


Carolien said...

Hello Heidi,

When you really don't think that it would be an intrusion upon your privacy/bloggers world ... then of course I would be very pleased to meet you! Sounds like great fun to me!
How are you, are you feeling better already?

My mail address is:

Bye! Greetings, Carolien

patchwitch said...

wow, coffee it a great idea! In the photoes the patches seemed golden for me!

I hope you feel better and strong enough to sew! :D

Christine said...

Oh wow!! The scarf is sooooo pretty Heidi. Thank you for showing us how to make them.

Heleen said...

Thanks for sharing, these are real nice!

crazyhaberdasher said...

These are so cute! What a great idea to have a winter tree - but I will have to wait for June.
Oh, you have been tagged!
Happy New Year to you Heidi - I look forward to seeing all of your fabulous makes this year!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Precious! love, love, love all of the ornaments! You are such a good teacher!!