Finally, here are the Christmas presents that I made for the family this past year. I’ve been wanting to make these as Christmas gifts for several years now.
I made a set of 5 starched snowflake ornaments for each of my and my Husband’s Parents and each of our siblings’ families. I made the same snowflake for everyone rather than using a different pattern for each set. I had it memorized very shortly and was turning them out in 30 minutes each by the time I got them all done.
I used different thread from size 5 to 20, including one set of gold thread and two different sets of red thread – all of which I already had on hand. I did have to buy some ribbon for the hangers and I also sprayed each set with glitter spray once they were starched to add a little sparkle. (That was a lot of fun in the freezing cold temperatures we had this December.)
I picked up old Christmas tins at the thrift store to put these in instead of boxing and wrapping. I lined the tins with tissue paper to which I added a few drops of scented oil so that you got a nice whiff of Christmas when you opened the them. In the end it took me a lot of time to make, starch and finish these, but everyone seemed to enjoy them.
This is scented oil from Bath and Bodyworks. I added just a few drops to the tissue paper before putting the ornaments in their tins.
I plan to make a bunch of snowflakes for myself to put on a second tree in our home eventually. I’m talking about making a few dozen different snowflakes. That sure will be a project!
4 responses to “Christmas Presents 2013”
Those are gorgeous Tatha!! I bet the Parents loved them!! You are so freakin talented!!! Love ya!!
I love your work! I was wondering if there is any chance you might be able to share your snowflake pattern?
Thank you so much!
Thanks so much!Let’s see. That one came out of a pattern book, I didn’t design it myself. I’ll see if I can find it after the Easter weekend is over here and let you know the book. You should be able to find it at the library or on amazon then!
Hi! I found the book. It’s the Big Book of Thread Ornaments from Leisure Arts. (Link below.) The Snowflake I used is #40. http://www.amazon.com/Book-Thread-Ornaments-Leisure-Arts/dp/1601403305/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428688780&sr=8-1&keywords=9781601403308