Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m sharing another Christmas ornament in the last of our DIY Christmas tree ornament series. Our feather-filled memorial ornament is a great alternative to our Angel Wing Ornaments if you are unable to find any wings.
Feather-filled Memorial Ornament Supplies
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- Clear Christmas Ornament
- Cricut or Silhouette
- Transfer tape
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paper towel
How to make a Feather-filled Memorial Christmas Ornament
These feather-filled ornaments are very simple to make and will be treasured for years to come. Firstly, gather all your supplies. If you are having trouble finding feathers then take a look at the dollar store or craft store or you can use a down-filled pillow.
Remove the tops from the ornament and fill with feathers through the opening. You can choose to fill them completely or partway. I opted for partway on a few and love the unique look it gives. Reminds me of a found lost feather dropped from heaven.
Choose A Memorial Quote
Now you need to choose a quote, so be sure to read to the end because we have a few freebies for you!. Using a cutting machine will help provide you with nice crisp clear lines and your choice of any beautiful font you can download. You can add a little feather to your design too, the possibilities are endless!
Measure, cut & weed
Once you have chosen your design measure your bulb surface to keep it within the foremost of the front of the bulb so it is easily readable. Cut your design out of permanent vinyl. Weed it carefully, these smaller designs can be a bit tricky to weed.
Use a light pad to help make it easier to see your intricate designs when weeding, save your eyes peeps!
I like to use a dental pick or a mechanical pencil with a pin replacing the lead. It makes life much simpler!
When weeding thin designs it is usually easier if you remove the back before the tiny small pieces. Otherwise, when you remove the back it may tear the delicate design.
I like to keep a piece of old vinyl sticky side up next to me when weeding to dab my pick onto. A nice and easy way to clean your pick while weeding without little pieces sticking all over the place.
Clean Christmas ball
It is very important to clean your Christmas ball with rubbing alcohol to ensure it is dust and lint-free! Rubbing alcohol dries very quickly so no need to do too far ahead of time. This will cut right through any oily fingerprints from filling your ornament with feathers too!
Apply the Memorial Design
Apply transfer tape to your design and rub well with the squeegee. For rounded surfaces, I like to place my design onto the surface one line at a time because the curve can really make your image go haywire in no time at all.
Carefully lift design and apply, starting at the top. If you make a mistake and need to remove the design don’t fret. It takes a lot of practice to get it perfect. Simply rewash with rubbing alcohol and try again.
Finish with a ribbon
I like to finish mine off with a simple silver or white piece of ribbon to hang it from the tree. Because I do not want anything too fancy to take away from the feathers and memorial quote.
Hang your beautiful Feather-filled Memorial Ornament on your Christmas Tree
All that is left to do is display your beautiful new ornament on your Christmas tree. You can make a whole set of these for your dear loved ones in heaven. These are completely customizable of course with the help of your cutting machine. Treasure lost pets or leave them all blank as a beautiful stark white ornament on a dark evergreen.
These also make a beautiful gift. Dollar stores have perfect little gift boxes that the ornaments fit nicely in, just add a bit of tissue paper and a heartfelt note.
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Thank you so much for coming to another post from The Old Summers Home! I can not wait to get my Christmas crafting on for our home this year, so be sure to stay tuned for more great decor ideas! Usually, I’m so wrapped up with making things for other people I don’t get a chance to make anything for us. However, now that my little gift shop is closed I have a bit more time to do what I love for our home! Well, when I’m not busy working on our business! I hope you love our feather-filled memorial ornaments. Be sure to check out all our ornaments and watch for our in-house Christmas round-up coming very soon!
Until next time;
The Old Summers Home