Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Rose

Tomorrow is Saint Nicholas Day!  Are you in search of a quick gift to tuck into a shoe?  How about a Christmas rose ornament?


In our home, Saint Nicholas is partial to gifting everyone with ornaments.  To make the ornament shown above, simply sew a running stitch along the edge of a long ribbon, then coil and gather the ribbon into a rosette.  Stitch the rose together securely, then add some loopy green "leaves" and a household twist tie.  The twist tie lets you attach the ornament to the Christmas tree, making it look as if the rose were magically growing on the tree branch.


If roses are not your thing, there are many other types of ornaments that are fun to make with materials that you probably have on hand.  I've previously blogged about the snowman ornament and the rub-on ornament that you see in the photo above.  Cross stitch supplies, felt, buttons, ribbons, and florist supplies also provide creative inspiration for ornament-making.


If Saint Nicholas is coming to your house, then I hope you find something exciting in your shoe tomorrow!

7 comments:

Patricia Roebuck said...

Such a fun tradition. And love the ornaments!

Kelly Foster said...

Oh these are too cute, Denise, what a neat tradition!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Patricia said...

Waouh .. Wonderful rose.
thank you Denise...

Lean de Ruiter said...

Beautiful ornaments !
byeeee,Lean

BabyBokChoy said...

That is one lovely rose and your ornaments rock!!! Thanks for your well wishes and encouragement!! Hope your day is bright! We are getting snow tomorrow :( so sad for me, oh the morning commute!

Lynette said...

What a lovely tradition...your ornaments are gorgeous.

Helen Tilbury said...

What a cool idea Denise!! Merry Christmas!!!