Gingham and Brown Paper Ornaments

Well, the table is cleared, and the leftovers  are now filling my refrigerator.  It was a lovely day, and although I don’t love to cook, I didn’t set off the smoke alarm, I didn’t repeat  last year’s “turkey on the floor” episode, and I was much more organized than the year before’s “thrown together Thanksgiving“, so I’d call my meal a big success!

Having all four of my kids home together at the same time, without anyone needing to rush off to work or school, made the day perfect, but eating lots of yummy food together was wonderful also.

I finished decorating our tree yesterday.  It’s very simple and cozy looking, with red mittens, like I used on the mitten banner, the cinnamon dough ornaments, and I also made gingham and brown paper ornaments.

brown paper and gingham pen stitched ornaments -

It only took a few minutes to make each one, so you can whip up a whole batch of them in an hour.



Gingham applique pen stitched Christmas ornaments -

The supplies needed are:
fabric scraps

Kraft cardstock paper

Heat N’ Bond iron on adhesive

cookie cutters

scissors and pen

paint pen

How to make them:

Iron  Heat N’ Bond, adhesive side down,onto the wrong side of the fabric, then use a cookie cutter to trace the shape on the paper side.

ornament 1

Cut the shape out.

ornament 2

Peel off the paper backing, and iron the shape onto brown paper and trim around the edge, leaving a small margin.

ornament 3

Use the paint pen to draw stitch lines around the shape.

pen stitched applique ornament -

I hot glued jute twine on the back for hangers.

Gingham applique pen stitched Christmas ornaments -

I made mostly stars, but also did a snowman shape, and may do some Christmas tree shapes too – just because they are fun to make.

These could also be used as package tie-ons, and have such a sweet, homespun look.

handmade brown paper and fabric ornaments -

If you missed the other Christmas ornaments I’ve shared this year, you can see them here.

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  1. Super cute, and what a fun way to get creative on a budget. I love them!

  2. So simple and simply adorable!

  3. Marlene Stephenson says

    It’s good to have all your family together when you can. It seems around here that only happens every 2 yrs. I love your stars,thanks Angie,they are adorable and seem easy,i will see. lol!

  4. These are cute I have white & green trees ,Thanks’ Glad Thanksgiving behind us …later Cookie17

  5. Angie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    These are just darling!!


  6. oh angie i was just thinking how beautiful these are and if i am going to devote hours into the stitching, then, you saved me with the iron-on and the pen!! genius!! xoxo

  7. Awwwww, these are really very sweet and I couldn’t believe how simple they are to make! Well, at least the steps sound simple enough…I will probably botch it because that’s just who I am…hehe! When I first saw the stitching on the ornaments, I thought there must be sewing involved..but seeing that they are just drawn on, makes this project much less daunting! Simply adorable!

  8. Hi Angie, love your ornaments, they remind me of the red/white checked theme we used on our first Christmas Tree! Glad to see you and thanks for joining in for the party!

  9. Love these homespun ornies Angie. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I’ll be featuring your Gingham and Brown Paper ornaments at tomorrow’s party, as well as pinning.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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