Earlier this week I wrote about the ornament swap from the Indy Modern Quilt Guild and the ornaments I received and created here. Well with about 30 minutes you can make your own pretty easily. Two versions are available, a standing option and a hanging option.
I started with these vintage thread spools from my stash. My mom found a sewing chair years ago at an estate sale and it was full of goodies.
Draw the shape you want. I chose a U shape. When marking on fabric I use a disappearing ink pen to mark my lines. You could use a regular marker as well since you will be leaving a seam allowance and turning the U inside out. At the pin there is a 4″ ribbon loop inserted to hang the ornament.
Note: There are tutorials out there to make this more of light bulb look. However I tried it and it didn’t look right. So I flipped the hanging part over and the trees were much better.