First start out with shapes precut (from Happy House Quilts) or cut them yourself. These first 3 shapes should all be identical in shape and size.
Then cut your decorations or embellised shapes (pre-cut ones are available in a kit from Happy House Quilts). Design your sides and stitch them down using your preferred stitch method. I prefer the running stitch and french knots on occasion.When they are stitched down to completion you can then begin to attach the sides together...accuracy matters...try to line them up as well as you can. Leave at least 1/4 inch gap at the top and bottom for seam allowance.
When one side is attached, begin to add the third side.When you have 2 seams completed you can begin to stitch the final third seam...I stoped half way up and added dried pine for aroma and filling but you can use batting if you like.Then you just have to attach the ribbon to hang the ornament and as you do this you can catch it at the other end with a bead or jingle bell. A paper clip or safety pin attached to the top, might work as well then tie a ribbon for hanging from the pin or clip.and there it is...an adorable scented ornament for any season.
If you like this idea and know you can do it yourself but sometimes get side-tracked on craft projects...just come on over to HappyHouseQuilts.com and check out the Threadibilities Craft kits as you will find pre-cut shapes and kits all set and ready to be stitched by you and/or your kids!
This can be one idea you can actually complete by the holidays!!! New Year's Resolution? No more U.F.O.'s (unfinished objects). Better yet, let the kids do it as a gift to a parent, teacher, grandparent, Godparent or for the family tree.