We decided not to decorate for the holidays this year. This was the first time I’ve not decorated a bit for Christmas in my life, but we both just didn’t feel like putting the time in to do that. One of the traditions I love that I wanted to keep was making Dave a Christmas ornament. I blogged about this tradition that started on our first Christmas in 2005 here.
So this year since we didn’t put up our tree, I made him a Christmas tree ornament.
I also made a card to go with my ornament.
This was a fast and fun project. I found the tutorial on Life after Laundry. However, I made a few changes.
I started with an 8-inch circle. This is some of my dyed fabric leftover from Ange’s stole.
Then I folded it in half, wrong sides together and ironed.
I then serged the edges and ironed again.
Now to folding it. I brought the curved side over to the straight side.
I wanted to add a little to the edges so I painted the serged edges that showed with Jacquard Lumiere. Those clips worked great to keep the fabric folded.
That was so much fun and I finally used my serger! I also love to surprise Dave.