Ornament Finishing Techniques

With the festive season upon us, some of you may be looking at stitching ornaments. Here are some finishing techniques to help you out. Don't forget the Pharoah's Hound and Pharoah's Pet almost-giveaway at OzStitch; use promo code PET for 50% off. Also have a look at the Late November Sales post as it is changing regularly. Finishing - Special Shaped Ornament I will freely admit that ornament finishing is not my forte. In fact I have a number of ornaments stitched but have never made them into ornaments.  If you are like me, this post is for you. I present some specialists in the field; decide which type of ornament you want to make and follow the link for highly detailed directions and step-by-step images. Many thanks to Hannah of Totally in Stitches, Les Broderies de Yayie, Meari of Meari's Musings, Nicki of PlushCat, Tracy Horner of Ink Circles, Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher and the staff of The Floss Box for sharing their expertise with the rest of us.

Bottle Cap Ornaments

Directions via The Floss Box. Finishing - Bottle Cap Ornaments

Cube

Directions via Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher. Finishing - The Cube

Felt Mounted Ornament

Directions via Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher. Finishing - Felt Mounted Ornament

Flat Fold

Directions via Meari of Meari's Musings. Finishing - flat Fold

Flat Ornament

Directions via Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher. Flat Ornament

Floss Tag

Directions via Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher. Finishing - Floss Tags

Heart-shaped Ornament

Directions via Les Broderies de Yayie. Finishing - Heart Shaped Ornament

Humbug

Directions via Nikki of PlushCat. Finishing - Humbug

Mounted Flat Ornament

Directions via Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher. Finishing - Mounted Flat Ornament

 No Sew Cube

Directions via Hannah of Totally in Stitches. Finishing - No Sew Cube

Ornament Cording and Hanger

Directions via Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher. Finishing - Ornament Cording and Hanger

Pillow Ornament

Directions via The Floss Box. Finishing - Pillow Ornament

Self-backing Diamond Ornament

Directions via Tracy Horner of Ink Circles. Finishing - Self-backing Diamond Ornament

Special Shaped Ornament

Directions via Vonna Pfeiffer of The Twisted Stitcher. Finishing - Special Shaped Ornament

 Square or Rectangular Ornament

Directions via Tracy Horner of Ink Circles. ink Circles - Square or Rectangular Ornaments

Discussion

So we've reached the end of yet another week of Cross Stitch Review, it feels like I started yesterday and like I've written forever. Now that we have ticked along a while, I'd like to ask you a question: What one change could I make to keep you reading this blog.

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2 thoughts on “Ornament Finishing Techniques”

  1. OMG Mel – I needed this review! I have some finished ornaments as well and no idea how to put them together – thank you thank you. I think your reviews are great and I will keep reading them every day. I know it’s not your style, but maybe you could throw in a ‘cutesy’ or something ‘pink’ to reach the other masses lol. Keep on keeping on!
    Cheers

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! This is fantastic to have all these tutorials in one place. I’m always searching my bookmarks asking “Where did I stick that tutorial”. This is awesome!! Thank you too to all the people that helped with the tutorials themselves. And I’m reading every day because there’s always something new, so you can’t chase me away! 🙂

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