Clear, soft vinyl is perfect for stitching and stuffing with whatever you like – glitter, confetti, ribbons, beads, fibers – you name it! It doesn’t have to just be an ornament either – use a variety of shapes to add to gift wrap, make a baby mobile, or hang on your curtain tie-backs. This idea is perfect for holiday party favors, too – you can make hearts for Valentine’s Day, trees and snowmen for Christmas, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, or stars for the Fourth of July.
I hand-stitched the edges of this flower (you need a thimble to help push the needle through two layers of vinyl) in just a few minutes – these ornaments come together quick! Be sure to wipe the inside of each layer to remove any fingerprints before sewing together. Try adding a few extra stitches in the center after stuffing to give your ornament a quilted effect!
Clear vinyl (designed for sewing)
Needle and thread
Clips, straight pins
Self-adhesive chippies and gems
1. Fold a piece of vinyl in half and trace a shape or stencil on one side. Secure the two layers of vinyl with straight pins (outside of the shape) and cut out both layers. Remove excess marks with a little rubbing alcohol.
2. Clip the layers together evenly so they don’t shift as you stitch the edges together. Be sure to start at the top with a long enough piece of thread to fit all the way around. Leave a small opening unstitched.
3. Stuff the shape – sprinkle glitter inside (some may leak out between your stitches, but there’s a little static between the two layers of vinyl that holds most of it inside) and poke in your desired stuffing through the unstitched side, using a skewer.
4. Stitch the open edge shut and tie a knotted loop to finish it for hanging. Embellish the front as desired.