Christmas Set

 

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt

 

Christmas Set #1

Read through all directions before beginning.

 

Staining

Coffee Mixture:

Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for a few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  (See the supply list on back of pattern cover for some suggested places for purchasing fragrance oils.)  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Use the staining and baking methods listed below.

 

Staining:

#1 – Staining is always a very sloppy job; I have tried several methods and this is the easiest I have discovered.  Some like to put the staining mixture in a spray bottle and spray the items.  However, I always found that my spray bottles clogged up easily so now I use a sponge brush.  Begin by lining an old cookie sheet (you will not want to use a good one) with wax paper and lay your item to be stained here. 

#2 - With your sponge brush dip into your stain and thoroughly coat the item on all sides with the stain mixture.  Check the item thoroughly to make sure you have covered all the seams, etc. 

#3 – Bake for 10 minutes at 250 degrees.  If the item is large, you may need to bake a little longer or even turn the item over and bake a few more minutes.  After the initial 10 minutes, if you feel it needs to be baked longer, bake in increments of only 5 minutes at a time.

NOTE:  ALWAYS WATCH ITEMS YOU ARE BAKING AS THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE THEY MAY CATCH ON FIRE.

 

Santa Ornament – approximately 6 inches tall

#1 – Print and cut out the patterns. 

#2 – On muslin fabric, trace with your disappearing ink fabric pen around the Santa’s head pattern.  Sew on traced lines leaving open where indicated on the pattern.  Turn. 

#3 – Stuff firmly and hand sew opening closed.

#4 – Coffee stain as above.

#5 – On red fabric, with right sides together, trace with your disappearing ink fabric pen around Santa’s hat pattern.  Sew on traced lines leaving open where indicated on the pattern.  Turn.

#6 – Stuff lightly and sew opening closed.

#7 – On single layer Warm n Natural, trace with your disappearing ink fabric pen around Santa’s hat cuff pattern and cut out.

#8 – On double layer Warm n Natural, trace with your disappearing ink fabric pen around Santa’s beard pattern and cut out.

#9 – Lay both layers of beard on top of each other and, with fabric glue, glue the very top part of layers together; make cuts into the beard 1/4 inches in width and about 2 inches into the beard (towards head).

#10 – On double layer Warm n Natural, trace with your Mark B Gone/disappearing ink fabric pen around Santa’s hat pom-pom and cut out

#11 – Laying one pom-pom on top of the other, sew the bell in the center.

#12 – Once Santa’s head has cooled, thread your doll needle and going down from the top of the head (opening for turning) and sew on the eyes (about 1-1/4 inch down on face from top of head).

#13 – Put Santa’s hat on his head and turn up a 3/4 inch cuff and tack down to head.

#14 – With fabric glue, glue the Warm n Natural cuff on top of the hat cuff you just made.

#15 – Glue only the very top of Santa’s beard to his face, about 1-3/4 inches from bottom of head, so the rest hangs down.

#16 – Take Santa’s hat and bend down (as in picture) towards side of face, between the cuff and the beard.  Tack down to face.

#17 – With your doll needle, and going in from the back, under the cuff where it has not been glued down yet, sew the pom-pom onto the hat.

#18 – With fabric glue, glue Santa’s hat cuff down to face.

#19 – Dip some country red paint onto paper plate.  Dip your stencil brush lightly into the paint and pounce off most of it onto the paper towels.  Unless you want the cheeks really red and rosy, be sure to pounce off MOST of the paint.  If the cheeks are not colorful enough for you, you can always add more…but begin by applying only a small amount.  With your stencil brush and checking picture on pattern for placement of cheeks, in a circling motion, paint on cheeks.

#20 – With a sharp needle, thread all 6 strands of matching embroidery thread and make a look at top of ornament for hanging.

 

Sachet Christmas tree Ornament – approximately 6 inches tall

#1 – Mix up scent for sachet – approximately 1-1/2 cups small animal bedding & 2 teaspoons fragrance oil.  If the scent is not strong enough for you, add more fragrance oil.  Set this aside to dry.

#2 – Print and cut out muslin pattern and on double layer muslin, cut this out.

#3 – Using your light box or sunny window and with your disappearing fabric ink pen, trace the Christmas tree pattern on only ONE layer of the muslin.

#4 – Place both layers of muslin back together, with the traced designed on top, and pin.

#5 - With your dark green embroidery thread and using a simple back stitch, stitch around the outside of the Christmas tree.

#6 – With your brown embroidery thread, and using a simple back stitch, stitch around the trunk on the Christmas tree.

#7 – Coffee stain using the method above.

#8 – Print and cut out Sachet pattern.

#9 – On green material, right sides together, trace around sachet pattern with your disappearing ink fabric pen.  Sew on traced lines leaving NO opening.

#10 – In center of what will be the front of the sachet, make a small opening as indicated on the pattern.  Turn.  #11 – Fill with scent mixture.  A funnel makes this step a lot easier.  Sew opening closed.

#12 – With your colored pencils, color in sections of Christmas tree (as in picture) green, red, and brown (trunk).

#13 – With your beading needle, sew on the crystal seed beads for garland, as in picture.

#14 – Dilute your off white paint, about 1 cup water to 2 teaspoons paint.  Mix thoroughly. 

#15 – For the snow effect - put your Christmas tree on a paper plate.  Using your toothbrush, lightly dip it in the diluted paint mixture and flicking the paint mixture onto the Christmas tree.  You may need to run your thumb briskly over the bristles of the toothbrush for this effect.  If the mixture is too runny, add a little more paint.

#16 – Let dry.

#17 – Center the Christmas tree over the opening on the front of the sachet.  With your embroidery thread that matches your material, use running stitches and stitch the Christmas tree to the center.

#18 - With a sharp needle, thread all 6 strands of matching embroidery thread and make a look at top of ornament for hanging.

  

Snowman – approximately 6-1/2 inches tall

#1 – Print and cut out snowman pattern.

#2 – On double layer Warm n Natural, trace with your disappearing ink fabric pen trace around the snowman pattern leaving open where indicated.

#3 – Turn.  Warm n Natural tears easily so be very gentle when turning.

#4 – Stuff firmly.  Sew opening closed.

#5 – Coffee stain as above.

#6 – With your doll needle, go in through bottom and sew on eyes.

#7 – With a single strand of black embroidery thread, go in through bottom and create eyebrows (as on pattern).

#8 – Print and cut out the snowman’s scarf pattern.

#9 – On single layer material, with your disappearing fabric ink pen, trace snowman’s scarf and cut out.

#10 – Wrap around snowman’s neck and tie in a bow.

 

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