My name is Linda Walsh and I'm a doll maker & doll pattern designer who lives with 1,796 dolls of my own creation. The "dollies" think they are human so it is never boring in our house. If you'd ...
My name is Linda Walsh and I'm a doll maker & doll pattern designer who lives with 1,796 dolls of my own creation. The "dollies" think they are human so it is never boring in our house. If you'd like to know more about the "dollies" and me please visit my Linda Walsh Originals information page at http://www.lindawalshoriginals.info/View all patterns by designer (153) »
Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Create Fast and Easy Cloth, Paper, and E-Printable Ornaments E-Book
I am very partial to handmade gifts, especially those that have been made by my family and friends. Given that I'm in the Grandmother phase of my life right now I'm especially partial to handmade gifts from my grandchildren. Whether it is a card or an ornament I love them and cherish them all. In fact, nothing pleases me more than receiving a handmade card or gift from my family and friends at the holidays.
With these economic times when money is scarce for so many people my thoughts turn to the different times in my life when money was scarce for me and the handmade gifts that I created and gave at the holidays.
So, I thought I would share some easy and fast cloth, paper, and E-Printable ornament ideas with you. Maybe they will entice you to make your own handmade ornaments this year that you'll cherish and painstakingly preserve for years and years to come.
The same basic outline was used for most of the ornaments whether you are making them out of construction paper, coloring them on heavier stock paper, printing them out on heavy card stock for E-Printables, or making them out of cloth. They can be as easy to make as you want or some of the cloth ones can be more elaborate just by adding beads or other decorations. That, of course, is up to you. We're providing instructions for the basics. The rest is up to you and your creativity.
Adult supervision is required if you are making these ornaments with young children as some of the ornaments require the use of scissors, Elmer's glue, hot glue, small decorations, and needle & thread.
My E-Book is broken down into 4 sections as follows:
Section #1Instructions and Supplies Needed.
Section #2BASIC SHAPES and DETAILS for construction paper cut-out ornaments or for coloring ornaments on heavier stock paper.
Section #3COLORED E-PRINTABLES for creating e-printable ornaments on heavy card stock.
Section #4E-PATTERN PIECES for felt cloth ornaments that you can decorate as elaborately or as simply as you want.
Please follow the instructions within each of the sections as to how to make the construction paper ornaments, colored ornaments on heavier stock paper, colored e-printables, and felt cloth ornaments.
The ornaments in Section #2 and #3 will be hung using DMC Embroidery floss. The cloth ornaments in Section #4 will be using DMC embroidery floss for a hanger and for embroidering the recipient's names.