These were so fun to make. I made 19 while I was designing them to be used with the article, I kept getting more ideas I wanted to try. The nice thing about this project is that even the really simple designs like the square, star and heart look nice. You don’t have to be a skilled painter to make a fancy looking ornament.
I think these can go beyond holiday decorations and be ornaments to hang on the wall year round. But they do look awfully pretty on the tree reflecting the colored lights.
These ones have little doors that are folded open.
Some of you may be worried about sewing metal on your sewing machine, but I can assure you, if your sewing machine will sew through a couple layers of denim jeans material, it can sew through this. Any of the higher end name machines should not have a problem with it. This is pewter craft metal, it is very soft. These are cut with decorative craft scissors made for paper.
If you want to make these you can find the directions in the Quilting Arts Gifts issue. If you can’t find it at your local magazine stand, click on one of the links in my sidebar.