You can never start planning too early for the holidays, so I’m joining up with a fun handmade Christmas ornaments blog hop!  Make sure you keep reading till the end of the post to find out how to see all 31 ornaments!

I have a weakness for vintage and retro inspired designs, which is why I’m drawn to Maya Road products.  I combined their pre-cut linen stars with some of their other embellishments to make shabby-chic stars.  These stars make beautiful ornaments, but they would also make pretty tags on gift bags!

This post first appeared on Blitsy, where I am a Design Team Member!

  • Maya Road Linen Stars
  • Assorted Maya Road Embellishments
  • Wrights Flexi-Lace Hem Facing
  • SoSoft Paint
  • Stencils
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Poly-Fil Filling

Step one:  Use the stencils and paint to create patterns on the linen stars.

Step two:  Place two stars back to back, pin the lace to the stars and trim off the excess.

Step three:  Use embroidery floss to stitch the stars and lace together.  Leave one edge open to insert a small amount of filling.

Step four:  Embellish the star with various embellishments that you like.  I glued on vintage flower trinkets and stitched on and antique jeweled pearl pendant, both from Maya Road.

I’m using these as ornaments, but, as I mentioned, they would also make lovely tags to decorate gift bags with.  You could add lavender instead of Poly-Fil to make scented sachets. With all the various embellishments to choose from, no two ornaments will be alike!

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance over the 31 Days.

Yesterday on Tuesday
The Silly Pearl
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Celebrating Everyday Life
All Things Heart and Home
Petticoat Junktion
Sew a Fine Seam
Creative Crochet Workshop
Shabby Art Boutique
Morena’s Corner
From My Front Porch To Yours
Pet Scribbles
Sweet Pea
Dukes and Duchesses
Simply Kelly Designs
Town and Country Living
One Artsy Mama
The Crafting Nook
Our Southern Home
Love of Home
Lovely Etc.
Remodelando la Casa
504 Main
Knick of Time
Refresh Restyle
The Cottage Market
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Heathered Nest
Sum of their Stories



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