It might be the dog days of summer, but it’s never too early to get a head start on holiday crafting! My daughter and I have been having some Christmas in July fun with my friends at Bucilla, creating some pretty felt snowflake ornaments together. Crafting like this is such a fun way to spend time together before school starts back next month, and we are giving your the opportunity to WIN a Bucilla ornament kit of your own so you can do the same! (YAY!)
I’ve teamed up with Bucilla to bring you today’s post. All opinions are entirely my own.
As a child, I remember hanging a handmade felt wreath ornament made with a Bucilla kit on our tree each year. It has been fun to sit down with my own little girl to make some ornaments of our own that we can hang each year and remember spending fun crafting time together.
The Sparkle Snowflakes ornament kit contains just about everything needed to make six beautiful snowflakes: felt, floss, embroidery needles, sequins and beads. All you need to add is a bit of fiber fill and a nice pair of very sharp-pointed shears.
Inside the kit, the pieces are printed onto the felt and numbered for easy reference.
To start making each ornament, cut out all of the pieces needed for that particular design from the various felt colors. Investing in a sharp pair of shears really is key here. The cuts are quite detailed!
The pieces are marked with guides to tell you how they should be stacked and layered, like the pieces seen below.
The detailed stitching guide provides everything you need to stitch and embellish each ornament, including photo guides for how to complete the different types of stitches, a chart indicating thread and sequin color, and a step-by-step description of how each ornament comes together. Bucilla really thought of everything when they made these kits!
My daughter and I had so much fun working together on these ornaments. I was so impressed with how quickly she picked up on the technique for stitching on the sequins. That was, by far, her favorite part!
We made three of the ornaments together, and we are so happy with how beautifully they turned out!
While my daughter and I were stitching snowflakes, my friend Bev at Flamingo Toes made some seriously adorable ugly Christmas sweater ornaments using another fun kit from Bucilla. Aren’t these terrific?
Bucilla is celebrating 150 years of making great stitchery products this year–what a milestone! In addition to this ornament kit, Bucilla also has a variety of kits for the most popular seasonal decor: stockings, ornaments and home decor wall hangings. Bucilla is constantly coming out with new designs– they will release 25 new seasonal designs later this year! These are great projects to work on now so you have everything prepped and ready when the holidays come around. The Bucilla stocking kits are made just like the ornaments my daughter and I created, and they are such a wonderful heirloom to make and pass down to future generations!
GIVEAWAY TIME!! (Giveaway now closed)
Congratulations to Jane J Thomas, the winner of this giveaway!
To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know which kit you would love to work with: Snowflakes or Ugly Christmas Sweaters!
You have through August 2 to enter. One commenter will be chosen at random as the winner on August 3!
Good luck! And happy stitching!