Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snowman ornie tutorial

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I  thought i would share with how i make snowman head ornies. I added pictures  at the end of post . I used warm and natural batting for the head or you can use osnaburg or muslin. For the hat i used wool felt for the brim and muslin for the hat top.    You will need a circle  that is 2 1/2 inches round, i used a 2 oz solo cup that i use  for making candle tarts. Trace your your circle using your cup onto doubled thickness of  fabric.  Next sew all the way around on the line you traced. Cut a small slit in one layer of the head and turn right side out. Using your favorite staining mixture stain the head. After it is stained and dried stuff if and sew the slit shut. I used 2 small buttons for the eyes and sewed them on. I went through the top of the head, that way the hat will hide the knots. For the nose i cut out a long triangle using rust colored wool felt and hot glued it on. you can use dmc floss and stitch on the eyes and nose.  
        For the hat brim i used the same circle i used for the snowman head and traced it onto 1 layer of black wool felt and cut out on the traced line. For the hat top you will need piece of muslin that is 2 1/2 inches by  2 1/2 inches, fold it in half and now it should be 1 1/4 wide by 2 1/2 long. Starting at bottom of the long end sew up the side and across the top. It should look like a long tube open at one end, turn right side out. Now the messy part. I used black paint and watered it down a bit . I wore a pair of rubber gloves and slid the tube onto my pointer finger and then painted it that way it held its shape while drying.  After the hat has dried center it on the brim and stitch in on. Add a piece of homespun to your hat. I hot glued my hat to his head or you can sew it on. 
      Now take some Cinnamon and rub all over his head and hat to your  liking. Add a string to his hat for hanging. I went down about 3/4 in from the top of his hat and he hangs on the tree nicely. If you'd like you can embellish his hat with greenery, bells, pins,or glitter,be creative. I'd love to see what you come up with.        

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