Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial

Teresa, of Teresa's Primitive Treasures has put together a wonderful Winter Blessings Ornament tutorial for the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team. Take some time to visit Teresa, thanking her for her tutorial and maybe even sending her a photo of your finished ornament. We're sure she would love to see what you've created from her original design.

Before we continue with the tutorial, this is a Copyrighted pattern. If you have any questions about altering, selling, etc., please contact Teresa.

Winter Blessings Ornament


2 X 3 Chalkboard w/frame (Can be purchased at JoAnn’s, Michaels or local craft store)
Black Paint
Osnaburg or muslin
White or off white Wool, wool felt or Warm N Natural batting for snowmen
Dark green floss
Burnt orange floss
Heat N Bond
Transfer paper
Coffee/Vanilla Stain
Mod Podge
Sand Paper

Transfer the outer chalkboard line and the words “Winter Blessings” to your fabric with transfer paper. Click here for the pattern. Stitch the words “Winter Blessings” with 2 strands of dark green floss.

Cut the three snowmen heads out of your white wool, wool felt or Warm N Natural and place them onto your piece of osnaburg or muslin just below your stitched words. Using 2 strands of white or off white embroidery floss make tiny straight stitches all the way around the heads. Using 2 strands of burnt orange floss make the noses with 3 long stitches. Using 2 strands of black floss make the eyes and mouth with tiny X’s. TIP: Keep all your starting and ending knots outside of the finished area..... they tend to create bumps when ironed onto the cardboard.

Soak your finished piece in a coffee/vanilla stain. Let dry.

Now you want to iron a piece of Heat N Bond onto the back of your stitched piece.

Cut the finished piece out on the outer chalkboard line. Remove the paper backing and iron it onto a piece of cardboard.

Paint your chalkboard frame black making sure to get the inside edge and a little of the chalkboard surface just incase you cut your finished piece to small. Sand the edges slightly and stain.

Now for the tricky part..... trim your ornament to fit inside your frame! Make small cuts at a time and keep checking to see where you need to trim. It should be about 1/8" all the way around. Once you have a good fit apply Mod Podge to the entire inside of the frame and press your finished piece securely.

There you have it! A nice primitive ornament for your tree or use as a tag on a wrapped package!

Prim Blessings,


Copyright Protected 2010



Jody said...

Oh this is so cute! Thanks Teresa for sharing it with us!

Maureen said...

What a cute project. When Iclick on the pattern though I get a "page not available" message.

Maggey and Jim said...

Really like the snowman heads..

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful piece and idea. I have some old chalk boards that I painting on, a bit outdated now;)


Gayle said...

I got the same message about the pattern. Very cute, would love to make one

Ewe-N-Me said...

I knew that was one of Teresa's creations just by looking at the picture. Thanks for sharing her instructions with us!!

Barb said...

Soooo Cute! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us Teresa!

Janice said...

Great Project!! I love it! You do such great work! =)

TeresaM said...

You are so welcome girls! I've been busy with my last two shows and never had a chance to come and check this out!