Every year, I give my niece and nephews a handmade ornament as part of their Christmas present...(knowing that they won't truly appreciate it until they are older and have a tree of their own). Today I'm sharing the pocket ornament I made for my youngest nephew. His was easy since he's only four...the older boys' ornaments were more of a challenge, but that's for another day.
Some Quick Details:
- If you're a regular reader, I'm sure you've already guessed that the base on this is an empty toilet paper tube.
- I used some fun-colored My Mind's Eye papers and elements to cover the raw t.p. tube.
- It's whip-stitched along the bottom with red and white baker's twine and layered up with a felt snowflake, an adorable snowman image, buttons, etc.
- Deciding on filler for the pocket was a bit tricky. I finally settled on some glittered holly sprigs and a piece of silver "scarfing"...mainly because these elements work well here and on the ornaments for the older boys.
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|Patterned Paper:||My Mind’s Eye ‘Winter Wonderland’ 6x6|
|Embellishments:||Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps; Hobby Lobby felt snowflake; buttons; Darice baker’s twine ‘Red / White’; Bazzill Half the Edge ‘White’; ribbon; wire|
|Tools:||3M spray adhesive; hot glue; wire cutters; hole punch; glue dots|
|Misc:||Empty toilet paper tube|