Friday, October 26, 2012

T-Shirt Christmas Ornaments

Well, tomorrow is the last day for a tutorial on the t-shirt rosette flowers.
I hope you have enjoyed them :)
I certainly enjoyed making the items and sharing them with you, dear friends.
I made some cute Christmas ornaments using t-shirts
and applied the t-shirt rosettes to them.
Do you realize Christmas is only 2 months away!
Time to get started on Christmas crafts :)

Yes, we have some snow...and I LOVE it! :)
It actually started snowing while I was outside taking these pictures.
My sweet son is ready to go am I.
When I was done taking pictures,
I had a cozy fire burning and a freshly brewed pot of coffee awaiting my return.
So lovely :)
This was the first time our Rosie-Girl experienced snow and she actually enjoyed it.

Okay enough of my rambling
and onto the ornament tutorial.

Items needed:

3 inch Styrofoam balls
t-shirts or any kind of fabric
embroidery floss or string
hot glue
tape measure

Click on this link:
for the tutorial.

Cut your fabric into strips.
I used a smaller t-shirt so I had to cut 3 strips that were 43 inches long and 2 inches wide.
And one more strip that was 21 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide.
This covered the whole Styrofoam ball.

This is the same concept as the t-shirt flowers.
You fold the end into a triangle and hot glue it on to the Styrofoam ball.
Twist and hot glue.

When you get to the end of one strip, this is what you do.

When you get to the end just tuck it in and hot glue down.

 And voila!

 Using your needle and embroidery floss,
make a loop to hang your ornament from the Christmas tree.

And that's it.
So go create some beautiful Christmas ornaments :)
This snowman is my absolute favorite.
I used a strip of t-shirt fabric and tied it on for his scarf.
His white hat is a twisted rosette.

 I hot glued pearl beads around the rosette.

And these ornaments look beautiful if you don't want to put anything on them.
They would even look cute in a pretty glass bowl on the table.

Happy creating!

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Debbie said...

Ohhh... Those are absolutly adorable!!! This post made me think of Christmas with those fun ornaments, the snow on the trees, and then little Missy Rose out for the first time in the snow.
I am amazed at your gift of talent and your wonderful way of explaining the "how too" for those of us that are not so crafty.
Beautiful, just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing with us this week! I look forward to one more day of tutorials. :)

The Lord bless you!

Delvalina said...

My sister,
How have you been. It's been long time?
I missed a lot of awesome things and DIY on this blog.

I would love to try on Christmas, last year mom and me tried using ping pong ball.
I told my mom many times about you that you have brilliant ideas :)

Miss you!

Praying for you as always,


MLynn said...

Your Mom and I were juat talking Wednesday about your craftiness! You have some pretty amazing talent and are so creative! Because of you I summoned my Mom to teach Aliyah and I how to sew. I can't wait to learn :-)
We are so ready for the Winter season, Aliyah and I spent most of yesterday working in the kitchen and had Christmas music playing in the background!
Thanks for sharing!

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Oh my goodness Stephanie! These are so adorable! And I love the snowman the best (I collect them, so no surprise there!)
I'm pinning this, will definitely be making these this year. And what a cute craft to do with the grandsons.
Thanks so much
Debbie :)

Hope said...

These are so sweet, Stephanie. They definitely bring a smile to my face.

Love, Hope

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love these! It is almost time for Christmas thinking! Love the view and the cat in the snow! How fun!

Lauren Davenport said...

It snowed here in Scotland today too! Your snowman ornament is adorable!

Carol said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You are a woman after my own heart... eating dessert twice a day! :)

I love your t-shirt ornaments. What a great idea!


Elle Sees said...

what an adorable and creative idea!

Monique Elisabeth said...

Hi, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I love your tutorial. Many wonderful things can be made with it. I love the ornaments.
You have a cute cat. She looks right at home in the snow. My cats love the snow too ; )
Have a wonderful weekend.

Myric said...

what a very creative use of old T-shirts! I especially love the snowman. So cute!
I hope you could share this awesome tutorial in my on going link party at

so others can enjoy your creativity as well :)

Petites Passions said...

So cute! I love the ornaments and I love the snow. We don't have too much snow in Virginia but it sure puts you in the holiday mood. :-)

Diane said...

What a great idea! So cute for outside too and love the little bead accents.
thanks for posting
found you on the sundsy hop

Kate M said...

Don't you just love the snow - I think that it's so romantic. It snowed the day that we got married (December 24th) it was like God's confetti !!
I love these fabulous ornaments - you are so creative, but you must be running out of T shirts now!!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love these adorable snowmen. So creative and cute. I am pinning these now. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent again this week. I am so thrilled to have you. I have to make some of these. :)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

wow...I am not ready for the snow yet! Ornaments are adorable, especially the snowman - thanks for the inspiration

folkhaven said...

What great ornaments! I'm pinning this one. I needed a new idea as I make ornaments for my nieces and nephew every year. This may end up being the idea for 2012. I like that I could use the same basic idea but create very different ornaments as you have.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

'Love the ornaments! And the cat! Thank you for wonderful tutorial. New Follower. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Marti Cooper said...

So cute! Thanks for participating in the SHOW-licious Craft Showcase. I hope you return to post more of your great things....I host it every weekend. :)


Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk said...

Love the Snowman. It has been unusually cold and has put me in the Christmas mood early! I would love for you to add this to my link-up.

thanks and be blessed,

Vanessa said...

Hi, Stephanie

I just love your Christmas ornaments. They are lovely and I just love looking around your lovely blog. I am a new follower as well. Would love for you to stop by my place at

Have a great and Bless day!


Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Awesome idea!

Trish said...

Your snowmen are super cute, Stephanie!
And yes - Christmas is not too far away now, so it's time to get busy with lovely creative ideas such as your decorations!
Thank you so much for linking this to Heart & Home.
It's always a joy to have you join in :-)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh they are so cute, love them said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the Wednesday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

Sarah Larsen said...

These are so creative! Love it!

I am your newest follower. I would love for you to follow me back and share this post at my Flaunt It Friday link party.

Can't wait to see more posts!

Shannon Barefoot said...

Featuring you today at my link party! Thanks so much for linking up last week and I hope you'll stop by again today :) Have a great week!

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Connie said...

These are so cute! Please link them up again in Dec for a feature from me :)

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Oh my goodness these are the cutest ornaments I've ever seen! I can't wait to make them with my daughter (using my son's old shirts, hehe) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

Carrie said...

These are so stinkin' cute!
Thanks for linking them up at Think Tank Thursday!
This week's party is up and running. Would love for you to share your latest creations if you haven't already!!

Katie Adams said...

These ornaments are so cute! I have featured you with this week's Blog Stalking Thursday! Don't forget to stop by and grab a feature button! Thanks for sharing!

Ganesh kartik said...

Sound good...
Presidential T-shirt
Paid T-shirt

4 You With Love said...

I love this post. The ornaments are sssssooooo cute! I'm hosting a homemade holiday party with prizes and I think this post would be a great one to link up. I'd love for you to stop by.

Have a wonderful day!


Accidentally Wonderful said...

So cute! I may be raiding a local thrift store for some t-shirts pretty soon! I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party

4 You With Love said...

YEA!!!! I'm so glad you linked these up! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.


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