Living in cold climates and three pregnancies in three years have enabled me to accumulate quite a large collection of pajamas. And when my all time favorite pair somehow shrunk, I couldn’t just throw them away. The fabric is a really pretty and vibrant red plaid- absolutely perfect for fabric flower Christmas ornaments!
I made two of these ornaments one morning before the kids were awake. They’re so simple to make. For each ornament you make, you will need 27 fabric circles. The size is entirely up to you. Mine were the size of a large can (my guide for cutting out the circles).
Start by putting a dot of hot glue in the center of one circle.
Fold the circle in half.
Put a second dot of hot glue in the center along the folded seam and fold the half circle in half again.
You now have one flower petal. Glue four of these petals to one circle of fabric. Make sure the open ends all face the same direction.
This comprises one layer of the petals. You will need to make a total of three layers of four petals each. For each new layer, stagger the petals 45 degrees.
For the final petal, make a half circle and then roll it up so it looks like a cone. Secure with some hot glue.
Glue the last petal in the gap that remains. You can glue the sides of this last petal to the surrounding petals if you want. I found that doing this helps give the ornament a nice rounded shape.
This is one half of the ornament. Add a loop of ribbon to the back side of the flower before making the other side of the ornament.
On the side of the ornament that has the ribbon, begin adding layers of petals. Again, you will need three layers of four petals each and one cone shaped petal.
Finish your ornament off with a bow if you’d like. When you’re done, your ornament should look like this.
I’m so happy with how these turned out that I plan on making more for our tree this year. I love pretty handmade ornaments!