Well, thank you all so much for the owl love. Those little cuties seemed to have hit a cord. I wish I could email you all back personally, especially since I seem to have some new readers....but alas with some of the changes Typepad made a while back, that would take me forever. Curses! :(
Anyway, I have a NEWSFLASH! OK, maybe not a such a huge deal to everyone, but I have now officially set up a Juicy Bits Flikr page. I know, I know, I'm the last one to get on this particular bandwagon. The reality is I'm a little bit afraid the only pictures on there will be mine. But, by now enough people have sent me lovely photos of what they have made from my tutorials, that I figure I should be safe.
So please, please, please come join me at the Juicy Bits Flikr page and show off your handiwork. We all want to see. And when the new year comes and Timber hits the store, I'll start a group for that too.
Today's project is kinda a no-brainer, but sometimes the easiest solutions aren't so obvious.
These "almost homemade" ornaments are so easy and fast to make, and give your tree a nice homey feel.
The mushrooms are simply little patches I bought at Fabrichound and stitched a square of felt on the back with the ribbon in between. Um, can you say "five minutes"? And there are so many cute patches out there, so can you imagine possibilities?
And these are exactly what you think: covered buttons. Since I'm going for a woodland themed tree I just used little scraps of fabric with critters on them.
1. Cover the button.
2. Use pliers to remove the back loop or just bend it flat.
3. Cut a circle of felt to match the back.
4. Add a loop of wire and hot glue it under the felt.
Presto. A mini ornament...
You still have what? A whole week til Xmas? Get busy!