Quick and Dirty
Jack and I have been watching a robin build her nest very close to our patio door. When she was away eating a few days ago, I climbed (Yes, I had to climb, hence the funny angle!) up and took a picture so I could see how many eggs she had in there. Aren't they gorgeous? Whenever we see her return to the nest Jack always says "look her baby eggs!" Too sweet.
A quick fabric flower ornament tutorial. You should be able to click the picture to see it better.
Step 1: Select a flower image to use as a pattern. I always do a google search for clipart, in this case "flower clip art". I didn't bother printing this one out, it was so simple, I just put a piece of cardstock over the monitor and traced it and then cut it out.
Step 2: Cut out the flowers. I did mine two at a time. If your fabric has been pre-washed you are going to need to starch it first. If it hasn't been washed, the sizing already in it should be sufficient.
Step 3: Put your flowers together. I used 2 different patterns for each flower, and just rotated the front flower a bit so the back one is peeking out.
Step 4: Add a button center. Remember to choose lightweight buttons or the flowers will hang funny.
Step 5: Hang them. I used christmas ornament hooks, but this was tedious. You could sew on a ribbon loop, or just add a thread loop as you are tying off the button threads. Just remember to fidget with the weight of the flower and your hanging method so that it will hang straight and not just flop over. (i.e. If you use ribbon you will need to attach it at the top of the flower and not at the center.)
Et viola! Your very own fabric flower ornaments.