Monday, December 9, 2013

Needle & Thread Ornament


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A couple weeks ago I participated in an Ornament Exchange hosted by Live Laugh Rowe, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, and A Little Claireification. My exchange partner is a sewer so I had a great idea for a needle and thread ornament. Here is how I made it.



What you need:
  • Wooden Spool {I found some at JoAnn's in the wood section}
  • Thread {black and another color, I used coral}
  • Mod Podge
  • Pain Pouncer
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Large Blunt Needle

I didn't want to use a real needle because I thought it would be too hazardous. Instead I made a needle using black thread and mod podge.


I cut a piece of thread, covered it in mod podge, and shaped it into a needle. I then let it dry for a few hours.


For the spool I attached thread using the hot glue gun, then wrapped the thread around the spool.


I continued wrapping till I thought it looked full.


To attach the needle, I held it in place with my thumb and wrapped thread around it to secure it.


Once the fake needle was secure, I tied off the thread. I did this by threading the end of the thread through a large blunt needle and tucking the end behind the wrapped thread on the spool.


Next I made the ornament loop by tying a piece of thread together.


I threaded the loop through the hole in the spool and glued inside the hole at the bottom.


And done! It was really easy to make and I love how it turned out.


I hope my exchange partner likes it!
stephanie

12 comments:

  1. This is so adorable, Stephanie! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the link party : )

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  2. Really cute, as a sewist I really love this! Saw your link at Dedicated House, thanks for sharing!
    Mary

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  3. Thanks for sharing. This is such a cute idea.

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad you like it. : )

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  4. That is a lovely ornament! Thanks for joining our Twirl and Take a Bow Party! Hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm glad you like it. And thanks for the link party!

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  5. Oh so sweet and easy. My quilty self needs a dozen of these for my tree. Maybe next year. :) Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. It was super easy to make.

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