I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve! That means it’s time to put the 12 ornaments of Christmas series to bed for the year. Designing, photographing and sharing these 12 yarn craft ornament ideas has been really fun and even a little challenging in the best way. I’ll definitely have to do another ornament series next year.
The idea I had going into designing these ornaments was to do something different. In that spirit, I bought two packs of cotton Lion Brand’s Bonbons yarn to work with since the colors are bold and not your traditional Christmas colors. The color options in the bonbons seemed like they’d offer a fun take on Christmas ornaments that would stand out from the usual tinsel-covered (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) ideas you see leading up to Christmas. The other key to these was that most of them are stuffed and seamed, which was a nice little challenge and a departure style-wise for me as a designer.
In the end, I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this series unfold. If you have any ideas for next year’s series, any ideas you’d like to see, please holler in the comments. And even if it’s July of next year, continue to share your takes on these patterns using #handsoccupiedhohoho on Instagram!