12 Crafts of Christmas || Hexagon Ornaments

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



I realize that I'm jumping the gun a little bit here. It's not even Thanksgiving yet. But... it's never too early to start on some Christmas crafts, right?? My goal this year is to share twelve crafty Christmas projects here on the blog between now and Christmas Eve. I've got some really cool ideas that I cannot wait to share!

My first Christmas craft is these lovely hexagon ornaments! Aren't they cute?? The best part is, you only need very basic hand-sewing skills to be able to make them. I was really surprised how easy they turned out to be!



HEXAGON ORNAMENTS
Skill Level: Easy

Materials
- fabric scraps
- felt for backing
- hexagon template (available 
- pins
- sewing thread
- embroidery floss (4 strands)
- scissors



First, you will need to pin your hexagon templates to the back of the fabric and cut around them, leaving about a 1/4 inch trim. You don't need to be super precise here, just make your you have an edge to work with.


Fold your fabric around the corners so that you have a nice, crisp point.


Use two to three small stitches to secure the corner in place. Continue working around until all corners are folded and secure. Once all of the corners are secure, you can remove the pin, but keep the paper in place for now.


Keep working until all of your hexies are done. I know this looks super tedious, but it's actually not that bad. :)





To attach the hexies, hold two together with right sides facing. Use a super tiny running stitch along the edge to join the two together. Try not to stitch through the paper (it's not a huge deal if you do, though). You can attach these in whatever pattern or shape you'd like. I chose to make mine in the shape of a wreath and an icicle, both Christmas tree staples!

One you've attached all of the hexies into the shape you want, you can CAREFULLY remove the papers.


Next, pin the finished shape to a piece of felt. With embroidery floss and running stitch, work your way around the outside edge of the piece. Once you've made it all the way around, trim off the excess felt. (If doing a wreath shape, you will need to work the running stitch around both the outside and inside edge.)

Now all you need to do is attach a little loop at the top of the piece for hanging. I just threaded some embroidery floss through a couple of stitches at the top and tied a knot. 

That's it. Our tree isn't up yet, but I can't wait to see how these ornaments look on the tree! 

I hope you enjoy the tutorial! I would love to see pictures if you decide to make some of these for your own tree! 




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