Friday, November 19, 2010
DIY: holiday door ornament
..I thought it might be fun to do a little ornament tutorial today, even though I am notorious for waiting until a couple of days before Christmas to start anything holiday related at all. Maybe this will give me that little push to get started, and hopefully eradicate my annual tendency to express mail everything at the last minute (maybe.....)
step one:: grab your favourite doors fabric (ahem...)
step two:: cut around your door shape, leaving as much white space as you can around the door.
step three:: Place your door on a slightly larger piece of fabric, right sides together, making sure to extend the back piece beyond the bottom edge of the door.
step four:: Sew the fabric together, making sure to leave the bottom section open. Trim any extra fabric from sides and top, and clip the curved seams.
step five:: Turn the door ornament right side out, and fold the bottom cotton edges into the body. You may want to thread a loop of floss through the top if you intend to hang this project. (or perhaps forgo this step to create free-standing doors for your fireplace mantle!)
step six:: stuff. (the corners are pretty hard to reach, unless you have the delicate hands of this dear lady. The back of your kid's paint brush will work perfectly to pull out those tricky little corners...)
step seven:: Stand the door on top of a scrap of felt for the base, and trace around the edge.
Cut out the felt, and attach it with a blanket stitch in a floss colour of your choosing.
step eight :: hang your lovely ornament, sit back, and enjoy a glass of wine.
:: this could also work well with the buses, no?