Make a list and check it twice for must-have holiday ornaments you can finish in a snap using festive novelty prints.

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Designer: Jennifer Keltner

Materials

  • 12" square solid cream (ornament backs)
  • 12" square red-and-teal novelty print (ornament fronts)
  • 12" square fusible batting
  • 2-2⁄3 yards 5⁄16"-wide ribbon: red or teal (hangers)
  • 3⁄4"-diameter button: red (optional)
  • Pinking shears

Finished ornament: 2-3⁄4" diameter

Assemble Ornaments

1.    Layer solid cream, fusible batting, and red-and-teal novelty print (faceup) 12" squares (Photo 1). Following manufacturer's instructions for fusible batting, press layers together; let cool.

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2.    Using a decorative stitch on your sewing machine, sew layers together about 1⁄4" from edge of each circle motif (Photo 2).

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3.    Using pinking shears, trim around edge of one circle motif, cutting through all layers, to make a circle unit (Photo 3). Repeat to cut out remaining circle units.

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4.    From red or teal ribbon, cut:

  • 16--6"-long pieces

5.    Fold a 6"-long piece of ribbon in half. Position raw ends on a circle unit back, about 3⁄8" from top edge of unit (Photo 4). To attach hanger and complete ornament, hand-stitch ribbon ends securely to back and batting only, making sure no stitches show on front of ornament. Repeat with remaining circle units and ribbon pieces.

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6.    If desired, center and hand-stitch a red button on an ornament front.