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Canning Lid (Not Just for Christmas) Ornaments

DIY embroidered ornament. #diy #crafts #love #ornaments #christmas #carving #embroidery

(Photo / Idea found on Flamingo Toes)


I didn’t make that one. But, I had to try it.

First problem, I had never embroidered before.

Never fear, youtube was here.

I originally found this idea on Pinterest. So, when I set out to make it, I only had a photo and no tutorial. Never having embroidered before, I watched a youtube video for a basic stitch and went with that. But, when posting this here, I decided I needed to give credit where credit is due & searched for the original post. That would have been helpful before I began my ornament because she had instructions, too. Just my luck! haha! She has so many other beautiful & creative ideas! I will definitely be back over there to check it out in depth!

Now, drumroll please! My finished ornament.

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I didn’t have a pattern, so this is just freehanded. My stitches are different and not nearly as pretty as hers. And, I forgot to drill holes for a hanger until after I had it all glued together. So, I had to improvise. Overall, I was happy with my first attempt. Next time (if there ever is a next time), I will try to add a thin layer of quilt batting in between the cloth and the back lid to puff it up and out a bit. And I will try a little harder to find a prettier trim for around the outside of the lid. This will be just an added Christmas gift for my son & his girlfriend. I really enjoyed making it and cannot wait to try more of the ideas from her website.

I really enjoy repurposing old items into new items. My favorites have always been ornaments. What do you like to make?


About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

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