Friday, March 04, 2016
Finishing Friday: Ornament
This finish also fulfills a request made by the dude. As many of you know, he is a man who cans. When you use canning jars, the lids can only be used once. But it seems an awful waste just to throw them away. (We do use them for refrigerator pickles, and things that don't need to be processed.)
And so, I used the lids as a form--much better than trying to cut a perfect circle! You can use directions like these at Pinwheel Ponders to create such an ornament. I put the side of the lid that was concave on the inside, which accommodated some of the bulk of the fabric. I also stuck my hanger in when I glued the two halves together. When it was all dry, I applied the ribbon.
Vonna has directions for ruched ribbon. As does Susimac. And Mona from The Silver Needle (Magic by Mona). But I do the haphazard way espoused by the Shepherd's Bush sisters.