Friday, November 18, 2011

Upcycled Christmas Ornament 6

The final Christmas ornament for my
Upcycled Advent Calendar
(made from old clothes!)
A star for the top of the tree!

For this I cut 3 star shapes from my old yellow t-shirt:

Then machine stitched them all together - leaving a small gap to turn them right sides out:

Then turning the stars out - I stuffed small fabric scraps between 2 of the star layers.

Then hand stitched the opening closed:

I then used my quick-unpick to rip a small hole in the center of the third star:

I did try on my first attempt to add a buttonhole to one star before stitching them all together - but the knit fabric didn't like this - too stretchy!  But with knit fabric, the hole shouldn't fray - and the ornament only comes out once a year so hopefully the 'ripped' hole will suffice!

The star can then be placed on top of the tree on the button at the tip - via the hole in the back!

And there you have it!  One Upcycled Advent Calendar - with 24 upcycled ornaments hanging on it!

My daughters both saw it finished and loved it!!

So I've put the ornaments in a box:

Then on December 1st we'll find somewhere to hang the calendar where they can reach - and each day they can add an ornament as they countdown to Christmas!

Have you made an advent calendar this year? Or in previous years?

Update - I have now put the tutorials together for this advent calendar and all the ornaments into a free downloadable PDF document for all my subscribers!
To sign up and get this - together with other free patterns, click here

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  1. Looks so beautiful and cheerful all loaded up with ornaments!

  2. Brilliant!
    I love a good upcycle :)

  3. Great work, Jill. Looks fabulous!!!

  4. Wow, looks fantastic! Great job, Jill!

  5. that looks so cute with them all hung up there. love it!

  6. Amazing! What a talent! Thanks for sharing these fun recycle craft ideas.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  7. that is darling I'd love it if you would add this to my link party at


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