Stamped and Stuffed Snowman Ornament by Guest Artist Melony Miller Bradley

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley



Nothing says Christmas like a cheerful snowman, and what better way to add a festive touch to your home than by bringing these sweet, little guys in from the cold and right onto your Christmas tree! Today we’re joined by guest artist Melony Miller Bradley, who is going to show us how to make this darling ornament. Melony is a regular contributor to Stampington, and has been featured in Sew Somerset, Altered Couture, and Somerset Life — just to name a few! This talented, mixed-media artist incorporates sewing, stamping, and many other creative techniques into her work, which makes her style unique and easy to admire.

We hope you enjoy this project and that you create many of your own snowmen ornaments.

~*~

I love sewing with text and script fabrics. I have created many projects using fabrics that feature words, both printed and in script. I actually had a lot of trouble locating some plain, white fabric with printed black text in Times New Roman font. So I decided it would be easy to make some digitally. I used the fabric I created to make this stuffed and stamped snowman ornament.

Stamped and Stuffed Snowman Ornament Materials

-Book Pages with Desired Font
-Inkjet Cotton Sheets
-Polyfill Fiber
-Scraps of muslin
-Orange wool felt
-Fusible Webbing
Tiny Alphabet Stamps
Black Ink
Ribbons
Embellishments
-Black Pebble Beads
-Sewing Machine and Thread
-Needle and Thread
-Fabric Marker
Scissors
-Fabric glue
-Computer, Scanner, and Printed

 

Stamped and Stuffed Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley

Step 1 – Select the book pages that you want to use and then scan them onto a computer using a scanner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Once you’re done, print the pages onto inkjet fabric sheet.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 2

Step 2 – Set your fabric sheets down and trace two sets of circles, a small one and a bigger one, and then cut them out.

Step 3 – Next, fuse your webbing to muslin and the orange wool felt. Cut out a small carrot-shaped nose and use a little more webbing to fuse it to the center of one of the smaller circle.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 4

Step 4 – Cut out a 1-1/2 inch square from the muslin and stamp a holiday sentiment onto it using your small alphabet stamps. Glue the square onto the larger circle and use a sewing machine to add some stitching around the edges. You can do the same for the carrot-shaped nose.

Step 5 – To create the eyes, use a needle and thread to sew the black pebble beads onto the snowman’s face.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 6

Step 6 – Sew the circles of the same size together leaving a one inch opening for stuffing. If you want to hang your snowman, sew a folded piece of ribbon at the top of your snowman’s head when you’re stitching the circles together. This will help you hang your ornament onto your Christmas tree.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 7

Step  Stuff circles with polyfill and sew the opening closed.

Step – 8 To create the snowman’s scarf, double about nine inches of ribbon and adhere it onto the stuffed head with a little fabric glue.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 9

Step – 9 Adhere the two stuffed circles together with fabric glue to assemble the snowman ornament.

~*~

Please join me in giving Melony Miller Bradley a heartfelt thanks for providing us with such a unique and fun project. This little guy is the perfect last-minute addition to your holiday décor and a great way to spruce up your Christmas tree. Make one to represent each member of your family, and give them a little extra flair with special embellishments. There’s lots of creative potential with this project! Let us know how you plan to use them in the comments below.

To see more of Melony Miller Bradley work please visit her blog: Mel Designs

 

See More of Melony Miller Bradley’s work in Sew Somerset

1SOM-SEW1501-Sew-Somerset-Winter-2015-300x300Sew Somerset seeks to inspire you this winter with sewn art made from the heart. Featured in this issue are Melony Miller Bradley’s festive holiday pillows, plus other creative projects from well known artists like Caterina Giglio, Donna Dowd, and many others.

Click here to explore Sew Somerset.

Congratulations to our Pin-It to Win It Papaya Art Contest Winner:

Bea Phillips

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2 Responses to “Stamped and Stuffed Snowman Ornament by Guest Artist Melony Miller Bradley”

  1. Ella says:

    I love snowmen and snowwomen! Thank you for sharing your stamped and stuffed snowperson-so super cute!

  2. Such an adorable creation for young and the not so young!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley



Nothing says Christmas like a cheerful snowman, and what better way to add a festive touch to your home than by bringing these sweet, little guys in from the cold and right onto your Christmas tree! Today we’re joined by guest artist Melony Miller Bradley, who is going to show us how to make this darling ornament. Melony is a regular contributor to Stampington, and has been featured in Sew Somerset, Altered Couture, and Somerset Life — just to name a few! This talented, mixed-media artist incorporates sewing, stamping, and many other creative techniques into her work, which makes her style unique and easy to admire.

We hope you enjoy this project and that you create many of your own snowmen ornaments.

~*~

I love sewing with text and script fabrics. I have created many projects using fabrics that feature words, both printed and in script. I actually had a lot of trouble locating some plain, white fabric with printed black text in Times New Roman font. So I decided it would be easy to make some digitally. I used the fabric I created to make this stuffed and stamped snowman ornament.

Stamped and Stuffed Snowman Ornament Materials

-Book Pages with Desired Font
-Inkjet Cotton Sheets
-Polyfill Fiber
-Scraps of muslin
-Orange wool felt
-Fusible Webbing
Tiny Alphabet Stamps
Black Ink
Ribbons
Embellishments
-Black Pebble Beads
-Sewing Machine and Thread
-Needle and Thread
-Fabric Marker
Scissors
-Fabric glue
-Computer, Scanner, and Printed

 

Stamped and Stuffed Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley

Step 1 – Select the book pages that you want to use and then scan them onto a computer using a scanner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Once you’re done, print the pages onto inkjet fabric sheet.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 2

Step 2 – Set your fabric sheets down and trace two sets of circles, a small one and a bigger one, and then cut them out.

Step 3 – Next, fuse your webbing to muslin and the orange wool felt. Cut out a small carrot-shaped nose and use a little more webbing to fuse it to the center of one of the smaller circle.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 4

Step 4 – Cut out a 1-1/2 inch square from the muslin and stamp a holiday sentiment onto it using your small alphabet stamps. Glue the square onto the larger circle and use a sewing machine to add some stitching around the edges. You can do the same for the carrot-shaped nose.

Step 5 – To create the eyes, use a needle and thread to sew the black pebble beads onto the snowman’s face.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 6

Step 6 – Sew the circles of the same size together leaving a one inch opening for stuffing. If you want to hang your snowman, sew a folded piece of ribbon at the top of your snowman’s head when you’re stitching the circles together. This will help you hang your ornament onto your Christmas tree.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 7

Step  Stuff circles with polyfill and sew the opening closed.

Step – 8 To create the snowman’s scarf, double about nine inches of ribbon and adhere it onto the stuffed head with a little fabric glue.

Snowman Ornament by Melony Miller Bradley Step 9

Step – 9 Adhere the two stuffed circles together with fabric glue to assemble the snowman ornament.

~*~

Please join me in giving Melony Miller Bradley a heartfelt thanks for providing us with such a unique and fun project. This little guy is the perfect last-minute addition to your holiday décor and a great way to spruce up your Christmas tree. Make one to represent each member of your family, and give them a little extra flair with special embellishments. There’s lots of creative potential with this project! Let us know how you plan to use them in the comments below.

To see more of Melony Miller Bradley work please visit her blog: Mel Designs

 

See More of Melony Miller Bradley’s work in Sew Somerset

1SOM-SEW1501-Sew-Somerset-Winter-2015-300x300Sew Somerset seeks to inspire you this winter with sewn art made from the heart. Featured in this issue are Melony Miller Bradley’s festive holiday pillows, plus other creative projects from well known artists like Caterina Giglio, Donna Dowd, and many others.

Click here to explore Sew Somerset.

Congratulations to our Pin-It to Win It Papaya Art Contest Winner:

Bea Phillips

Related Posts: