The Ornament Girls Club Design
for September, 2020:
The Empress Acorn Pattern
Just finished watching video three, Thank you so much for inspiring me.
You’re welcome! I’m glad you were inspired!
Just watched all three videos tonight and just loved watching them all. Now tomorrow I will cut some fabric and watch it again as I try
to make one. It was really easy to understand. Thank you so much for putting it on.
Thank you for the nice presentation on making this ornament. I had made these many years ago and it was nice to have a refresher course. Thank you.
Thank you for these videos! I have made quite a few of these but your details were very helpful. I have problems with the bell shape but I think they are beautiful. The one that I made turned out beautiful but it was frustrating. Thanks again!
I will be trying one ornament starting tomorrow. I am excited to start something new. Thank you also for the wonderful videos.
Can’t wait to start.
Thank you, Thank you. Your video was easy to follow, however, you got ahead of me and I had to pause a few times. It was so much fun and I will be making making many more. Thank you, Betty
Hi Stacy, I Just finished the basic star workshop and can’t wait to start another one. One question about the hanger; is the pin strong enough to hold the ornament without any other support?
That was the issue I had. The ornament was too heavy for the hanger
Thank you so much for the great videos. I certainly learned a lot. My ornament turned out great.
Oh, I’m so happy to hear this! I bet they are so beautiful. We absolutely love to read comments like these, they make our day. So thanks so much for sharing with us and happy ornament-ing!
Thankyou just finish watched all three videos i love love the videos i want to starte making them
Loved it! Thanks for sharing!
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Love your videos. I think you make it look so easy! Thanks Also wanted to know if the hanger needs to be glued so it will stay in place if you decide to hang it on you tree?
Thanks so much
Lin, I don’t use glue there often. Usually the hanger will stay in place just fine without it. But, if the ornament is particularly heavy (like if you used a heavy-weight fabric, or a lot of embellishments), then a dab of glue beneath the hanger won’t hurt 🙂
Thank you for an easy way to make a beautiful bow for my ornaments.
You’re welcome, Nancy, glad you liked it 🙂
I love your videos . I can’t for the next. You are a wonderful instructor. I learned so much. I can’t wait to make this ornament.
I can think of so many ways to take this to so many levels. You are very inspiring!
Thank You Staci,
That makes me so happy to hear. Thank you so much for watching all 3 – I’m so glad they inspired you! 🙂
october 1 2017
i finished watching the 3 thanks for showing us love them.
You’re very welcome, Lyn!
I am inspired to continue. Thank you
That is great news! Have fun!
This was so awesome. I loved it. You are so good at explaining thank you. You are such a blessing.
I am so glad you loved it, Janie, thank you so much 🙂
What a great. easy way to make a bow! But are you concerned about the hanger coming off? Could you perhaps use a dot of glue on the end of that pin? Thank you,
Yes, you sure can. If the ornament is particularly heavy (for example, if you used a heavy-weight fabric), you could add a dot of glue right over the top bow, before adding the pearl pin and hanger. But, I will say that I have rarely ever had an issue with the hanger popping off. They will normally stay in pretty snugly. 🙂
Thank you for all three videos.
You’re very welcome!
Great job of teaching!
Thank you so much!
I am so excited to get started! Already have a half dozen ideas for colors and embellishments and this is only one pattern! I’m not sure if I love you or hate you for getting me hooked on this so thoroughly. LOL. Thank you. Can’t wait for an opening in the club!!
I have made many of these ornaments in the past but you have inspired me to give it a go again. I can see so many more ornaments in my future, and they will be prettier than the ones in my past you. This was a great tutorial and I thank you for the very clear and precise directions.
Martha, that makes me SO happy. Thank you so much for the compliment, and I am so glad you are going to try these again. That is exactly why I wanted to make these videos, so thank you again so much for this comment! 🙂
Hi Staci, thank you so much for the videos. One question: my ornament doesn’t look perfectly round, more of an oblong round?? Don’t know how to describe it. Is that ok?? Thanks!
Hi Ann… Will you send me a quick picture, to firstname.lastname@example.org? I will take a look at it and see if I can figure out why it turned out that way. 🙂
Loved it, Thanks for the video!
You’re very welcome! So glad you liked it 🙂
Great workshop, Staci. I have watched all the videos and learned something new in each one. Thank you. Hope you will do more workshops.
I’m so glad to hear that, Mary Kay!
Thanks so much for the videos StaciAnn! I started making these lovely ornaments a couple of years ago when I saw a promotion online and fell in love with the idea. You’ve created a wonderful array of ornaments to inspire your fans, it’s always a treat to see what you come up with every month. I look forward to creating lots more of these fabulous ornaments to give as gifts to family and friends, as well as thank you gifts to others.
Thank you so much, Shari! I’m so glad you liked this! Enjoy making those ornaments! 🙂
Loved the videos and all the tips on how to make it more symmetrical. I was taught by a friend years ago on an old method but yours is so much easier and more attractive.
Ann, I’m so glad you liked these techniques. Thank you!
Your video is very well done. You speak clearly, your back ground is nice and white, not cluttered. Thank you for sharing it, much appreciated.
Thank you so much, Kim! 🙂
Do you accept paypal?
I don’t accept PayPal for the membership, no. I’m sorry about that 🙁 I do accept it for one time purchases in my shop, but for subscriptions, PayPal is VERY difficult to manage, so I’ve stopped accepting it. I do accept all credit cards through another processor, which is First Data (very secure!)
I’m sorry again about that..
THANK YOU FOR THE VIDEO. They were great. Is there a way to download or save the instructions.
You’re welcome! This page will remain here, so you can just save the link (or the emails I sent you with the links), or you can bookmark it, and come back any time you want. I hope that helps!
Can you please let me know where you found the gold sequin pins? I have been searching for gold pins for weeks!
Tina, those are from Crafty Elephant. You can find the direct link right to those pins in the Online Resource Guide under Video One. They are great pins and the seller is super nice, too! Hope that helps. 🙂
Wonderful! thank you for sharing your talent with me.
You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked them 🙂
Thank you for the ornament videos. They are well done.
I’m so glad you liked them!
Great videos ,and of course I learned more about how to improve my technique. Thank you Stacy!
Stacy, your ornaments are fantastic and I am deffinitely gonna try this one to see is I can do this. I do Indian bead work and I also do beaded ornaments so this is right down my alley. The possibilites are endless. Thank you for showing this video and your explanations were so clear. You are a Gem!
Showed my first ornament to a friend today, and she was impressed. She’s doing flat work with folded fabric, so she knows a little of the technique. The last video started right up! I found some of the smooth 3″ balls and got more pins (and used a 50% off coupon at JoAnn’s!) today. Going to start a new one now and fix all the ‘oopses’ I made yesterday. Having so much fun. Thank you!
Thank you Staci for posting this workshop. I can not wait to start making my ornaments. I tried to do it myself before, but this is so much easier. You are a very good teacher and explained everything very well. Again thank you
Thank you so much, i attempted to make these ornaments lasr year but they looked so clumsy and messy. I am on my way to pick up some fabric and start my ornaments for christmas. I am so impressed by your generosity and professionalism. A very appreciative thank you from Jo in canberra, Australia.
Great videos! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. The embellishment video helps me with my bows.
I love doing these ornaments. Thank you again so very much.
Thank you for publishing these videos. They are great. I can’t wait to get to my quilt fabrics and start making these ornaments.
Thank you Staci for the videos. I have made many ornaments, but enjoyed watching and hearing the instructions again. You are so thorough and open with your instructions. The videos are great.
Thank you so much for this workshop and I can’t wait to get started. <3
Thanks for the workshop! Learned lots! Now to get busy!
You made this so easy to follow so I thank you for sharing your talent with us…..
Will you be having more free video workshop? I sure hope so
The tree that you shown is awesome and so are the other examples………
thank you again
Thank you. I’m very excited. I just joined the club for the monthly kits ,can’t wait.
Great videos!! Can’t wait to get started making the ornaments again. It has been a couple of years since I have made them. You have inspired me! Really excited about the bow making. Looks super simple! Now to get started. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.
I loved these videos. Thank you so much for making and sharing them. I made some last year and again this year. I have been winging it. Now I have some techniques that will make it faster and more creative. I have one question what size beads do you use?
Also will you ever do something like this for the pine cone ornament?
Love these videos… I’m on my way…thank!
Thanks so much for the videos! I learn a lot by watching ‘how to do’ videos and these were great!
Thank you for all of the inspiring ideas…I enjoyed so much the tutorial and cannot wait to get started…. Happy Crafter!
SO much easier than how I was doing these. Any chance on a video showing how to do the ornaments with the picture in the middle? I can’t seem to figure that one out. Again, loved this. Thank you for creating these.
Thank you for the videos. Loved these and learned a lot watching.
Thank you again, Staci, for another fabulous video!! Your love and talent for this art comes through in your teaching. You provide clear and precise instructions for how to make these ornaments in a very professional manner. I absolutely love being a member of the Ornament Girl Club/Community and hope to see many others join us on this adventure! It’s so much fun!!! Well done!!
Loved, loved, loved this! Thank you ever so much for sharing your talent and time with us. I see Christmas ornaments in the family’s and friend’s future… 🙂
Hi Staci: Could you please let me know where I could find the little gold straight pins? I have looked everywhere and can’t find any. Thank you.
Wonderful video! Thank you so much!
I can’t thank you enough for this set of videos! I have always been afraid to try making these because they look so difficult. Now I am so excited, I can hardly wait to start.
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I am just getting a chance to watch the final video! You are awesome 👏🏼 thank you 😊. Going to try this as soon as my busy schedule will allow. Many thanks again😘
Staci, you did an outstanding job on your videos. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Wow what talent!! Just loved your videos, thank you so much for sharing. Can’t wait to try these!
Once again thank you so much. I’m definitely interested in joining your digital club.
Thank you so much Stacy for your AWESOME VIDEOS, I have tried these myself and by watching your videos I can see where I made mistakes. This weekend I am pulling my stash out and trying again, I know from watching your videos it is going to be a lot easier, cant thank you enough!
I watched all 3 videos. Thanks for much for these videos. What is the cost to join the club? You did a great job with the ornaments. By the way I’m deaf. I was glad to read CC with video as I understood how to make bows. SMILE
I am so glad the CC was helpful for you, Rebecca! We have 2 memberships actually… VIP (which includes the complete kit each month, along with all of the online resources and community) is $27. Digital membership includes everything minus the physical kit. I have more info here if you’d like: http://ornamentgirls.com/ We would love to have you join us when we open next!
Watched all three videos today and made one by the end of the day. Great instructions.
That’s awesome! Thank you for watching, Carol 🙂
Hi, Staci. Great video series. Very informative. I’m trying to find the little glass peppermint candy beads you showed. Could you tell me where you got them? I’ve searched online but haven’t been able to find them. Thanks.
Hi Katherine… I actually bought them at JoAnns, but it was a few years ago. They were in the beading/jewelry section, and it was during the holiday season. I hope that helps!
Great videos. Learned more about using the lines to keep everything in sync. Thank you!
Thank You So Much Staci!!! I got to watch all 3 videos and learned a few more things also!!! Bows were intimidating me but now i feel i can make them perfectly!
You are amazing!!
That’s wonderful, Ursula! Thank you for watching!
Thank you for the great videos. I really enjoyed your tutorials and I hope to make a few ready for this Christmas
I was not able to get the 3rd video. I would click on but it just went to a blank page I didn’t have any problem with 1and2. Thank you
Hi Frances.. I am sorry to hear that! Did you already try refreshing your page to see if that reloads it properly?
Just spent a lovely afternoon making my first ornament from your videos. I’m very happy with the result & found your instructions so easy to follow. Thank you for sharing your skills & passion. I’m hooked now!
I live in Australia so will look for some Aussie fabric to see if I can make a truly Down Under ornament.
Once again Thank YOU! Do you have a certain time of the month where joining is usually open? I would love to see an example of some of the kits (it could be from last year) All of these are just BEAUTIFUL 🙂
A friend gave me a kit of yours that she bought 2 years ago and never made. So I have all the supplies but no directions. It is Issue #1 – November 2015. It is a blue snowflake on white fabric with solid blue accent fabric. Would it be possible to get the directions for this ornament?
Loved this video series. I have always admired these type of ornaments, but never knew how they were done. I’m very excited to know how easily they are done and my head is already spinning with ideas of what to make.
What size pearl pin are you using that goes on top of the ribbon?
Thank you so much for all the videos I always wanted to make one but thought it would be hard to
Make even though I’m a quilter , I went out got fabric some supplies since I had some already and I cut all fabric yesterday night now going attempt to do it today, so if I join with the basic membership will
You supplie list what is needed and would like to know if I can still sign up get the candy cane red white ornament instructions of this month , since I have a lot fabric
Staci, I really enjoyed watching all three videos. I joined your Ornament Girls Club last December and was wondering if I can transfer from getting the complete kit to just getting the instructions, etc., that you mentioned in video 3! Or do I need to join the second option and cancel the first option? I have so much fabric as I’m a quilter and using my “scraps” was be an awesome way to put them to use!
Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us!
Peggy.. absolutely! We can do that for you on our end, so you don’t need to cancel/rejoin, or any of that. Would you like me to go ahead and process that for you beginning with the December kit? (and yes, I agree that using up your scrap stash is PERFECT for these patterns!!)
You have made making these ball so easy thank you. Just want to throw a suggestion out there to you. I get the nice ornaments hanger for regular balls push it through and hang that way. Again thank you.
A wonderful set of videos. Thank you! I am interested in joining.
Love this and so easy to follow. Hoping my finger tip hardens so pushing pins is easier!
Great videos and I can’t wait to start making some ornaments. Do you ever have a problem with the pins pulling out in the bow and hanger?
I don’t, but if you want a little extra security, you can add a dot of glue between the last bow, and the hanger. 🙂
ENJOY YOUR WORKSHOP LEARN A LOT.THANK YOU.
Great video! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My only question was about being able to review the videos, and you already answered that! So despite the sore fingertips, I plan on making more ornaments. It took me only 3 hours today. Ah! I did think of a question….where can I post a photo of my masterpiece?
What a gift these free videos are. Nicely done, easy to understand, and VERY enlightening. I’ve made one of these ornaments before with instructions that had complicated folding and ironing instructions. I dreaded making another because the ironing of each little piece was tedious. But there’s no ironing here! No advance folding! You finger press and fold while you pin, and it’s sooooo much easier. Thank you for your tips and gracious helpfulness!
Excellent workshop! Easy to follow and the pace was great. When I needed a few more minutes, I just paused it. Need to work on making things line up better, but I’m totally hooked. Thank you 🙂
These videos have been FUNTASTIC! Thank you so much for taking the time to make these and share. I’m really looking forward to making some of these.
Loved, loved, loved your videos! Can’t wait to get started – I really appreciate you sharing your creativity!
I absolutely loved your videos and especially how to make and add bows and embellishments…you are amazing and I appreciate you dearly StaciAnn.
I will be back!!! Merry Christmas!!!
My biggest worry was how to make a bow. Thanks so much for the great explanation 🙂
My ornament came out beautiful but the two sides overlapped and made my center band look bulky. I think I’ll have to remove it and trim some more. I’ll keep that in mind when I make another one. Otherwise a fun project!!
Thank you soooo much, you surely showed me how to make a simple bow, I have been tying mine and I might add I am a very bad bow tier. I love these ornaments, I have enough scraps to make thousands of ornaments ! An affordable gift to make, easy, handy to tote for on the road. Merry Christmas <3
Thank you for the videos! I have made a few ornaments before but like your way better. I still struggle with finding the second side center point but get a bit closer with each one I make.
I fully enjoyed your video. I learned a lot and I am excited to try your method. I watched several tutorials and I must say this one the easiest to follow and understand. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
I just finished my first ornament, can’t wait to get the next one started!! Thanks so much for the videos!
Great videos. Where can I find your resource list?
I enjoyed watching each video. I am excited and ready to join the group.
Link at bottom of video 3 says club is open but when I click to join it says it’s closed. Can I join or not
I am sorry about that, Joyce. I messed up and forgot to change that link. We re-open in just a few days, on Jan 1st. I am sorry again about that.
Thank you so much for the videos. Wonderful!!
love love love…you mentioned the shopping list…where do you purchase your pins?
These are so pretty. I definitely am going to try this project. Your tutorials were very easy to understand, not to fast or to slow. I can’t wait to get started!
Thank you so much! I enjoyed the videos and have already made two ornaments.
Thank you so much for teaching me how to do this craft I’ve been wanting to do this for so long, I believe my grammie used to do this when I was younger and use all sequin all over the ball. It’s going to take me a few to do the second side, because it doesn’t come out even after the second layer lol but fun
Thanks for the video tutorials! I just finished #3 and I am going to the store in the morning to get supplies to try an ornament. I am thinking these would make great gifts for my sewing buddies. Also I just looked at the address listed and noticed you are in Port Charlotte. I used to live there!
Awesome tutorials! Love, the detail and insights. Just finished several for my tree this next Christmas and as a tribute to my late father, I have used one of his favorite cotton shirts in the design. Each of my siblings, nieces and nephews and their children will each receive an ornament with his shirt fabric. My mother quilted so this “star” pattern will represent both Mom & Daddy well! Thank you!
Your tutorial is awesome! You made making this ornament so easy. As I went it got easier and I got better at hiding the pins!! I have four kits waiting and can’t wait to get started on my first one which is November!! Thanks!
Hi Staci Ann. Where can I buy the pins and what size do I get? I really enjoyed watching the videos. Ordered the Basic Star e-pattern too. What about the ribbon/ Do you sell all of these things?
Just made my very first ornament! I enjoyed it very much and look forward to making more for family and friends! Your instructions are very clear and easy to understand.
Thank you so much Staci for showing us these videos, I really enjoyed watching and making this
I just finished this ornament, your video was great. I had a few hiccups and had to rework it a few times it’s not perfect but I am sure I will get better as i go along. Your videos helped so much. I am totally hooked now and can’t wait to get my first kit.
StaciAnn – You andyour videos are amazing! I enjoyed all 3. I do have a question: Is there a rule to follow for the size that fabric pieces should be depending on the size and shape of the ornament? I use mostly 2.5”-4” ornaments and in different shapes for my sequin and bead “vintage” ornaments and am looking forward to doing a quilted ornament soon. Thanks in advance! ~Debbie
I just watched all three videos and I can’t wait to get the three ornaments done that i have been waiting to get them done from the kits I have. What fun it is! I am going to make from some friends I make for the women at the nursing home i was living in while I was
recovering from a hit and run for a year. (A long story. Some experience!) Any way, I can’t wait!
I watched all 3 videos and loved it so much that before I finished the 2nd video I joined the club. Already looking forward to my first kit. Thanks for sharing your story & the videos. I’m so happy that this has turned into a way you can support yourself and your family. Best to you!
Diane, thank you SO much, and welcome to the club! I am so happy to hear that you loved doing this! I really hope you enjoy your first kit!
With the other embellishments you did, how do you attach them?
Hi Bobbi Jo.. which embellishments were you wondering about?
Just got my balls so I am late in getting started. MY embellishments arnt here yet but that’s ok. So we should get number 2 challenge on Monday? Looking forward to accomplishing these. Thanks Staci
Yes, Monday, and don’t worry about being behind! 🙂
Just finished my first star ornament watching your videos. Mine isn’t perfect, but with practice, I’m sure I’ll improve. Have my first one hanging right next to me near my computer and sewing machine.
What size are the gold Sequin Pins.?
Hi Erin… The pins are about 3/4″ and the beads are 3mm. Also, I’ve got links to these in the Supply Guide below the video. Hope that helps 🙂
Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for these videos. You explain EVERYTHING so clearly and well. I made some of these a couple of years ago for gifts for the family, and they all loved them. I like how you fold your fabric, though. I was folding completely in half, which made my fabric very thick, and sometimes hard to put the pins through. I love your technique much better.
Oh, and just a thought thrown out to others: I made my husband an ornament using fabric from his dad’s slacks. His dad passed away in 2007, and this ornament really means a lot to him. So making these with fabrics from deceased loved ones’ clothes is a nice way to share memories, too.
I downloaded your tutorial last year. This year I finally have found some time. I put one together and it turned out ok. I think the next will be much easier. You are very precise, thank you for that. Loved all your ideas in video 3. I hope to make a few for friends and family.
I’m an avid sewer and cross stitcher. I will now add the ornaments to my craft cabinets and if I get better at the star I see more patterns in my future.
Thank you for your videos. I can’t wait to make more ornaments. I have a a tip for you. I noticed that you used a round nosed pliers to open your jump rings when you made the chain to hang the charm. I make chain mail, and have more success using a flat nosed pliers or a bent nosed pliers. Most of the time I use both–one in each hand to open and close the rings. These pliers hold the rings more securely and mar the rings less.
Thank you so much for such a great tutorial!
My grandmother made these years ago and passed before I could learn how to make them. I always thought they would be too difficult to make but you have shown me that it is not difficult and that it just takes practice. The possibilities running through my mind are endless! LOL……
Please keep up the good work!
I LOVE your designs, your videos are so wonderful — thank you for the details… Thanks for showing how to embellish our ornaments. Is there a way I can purchase the little tree pattern? It is GORGEOUS! I am NEW to this site and your eClub, so I might ask questions that have already been answered somewhere on the site. I look forward to making ornaments — I watched the videos and printed the supply list to cut up fabric, etc. I also ordered the foam “egg” from your web page of supplies. I will need to get pins. when you added the gold pins to the Star ornament, you used “sequin pins” … can those be used to push in the fabric? Thank you again for sharing your special talent — you are truly gifted and thank you for blessing others with your knowledge to make beautiful things to make.
Thank you, I haven’t started one yet with your sizes. Our quilt guild is working on some 2 1/2″ balls for the July meeting. Can’t wait to try other ones with your tips!
I made my first with a rough styrofoam ball. The pins pop up in areas where the fabric is thicker. What do you do to fix this? I was wondering how you anchored the hanger in so the occasional dog tail or tree climbing cat doesn’t shoot it across the room because the pin pulled out?
where do you find the gold straight pins for the beads
Hi Michele, you can find gold pins here: https://theornamentgirl.com/blog/1-inch-shiny-gold-sequin-pins I hope that helps! Have a great day and happy ornamenting! Janelle
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