Friday, November 6, 2020

MC Inspired Dollar Store Ornament


We all love dollar store creations! And here's a fun way to dazzle your family and friends with an easy to make dollar store ornament design!  So raid your dollar store holiday craft supplies for interesting embellishments to decorate plain ornaments!
They won't believe you actually transformed a plain dollar store ornament into a MacKenzie Childs inspired beauty using a steering wheel cover! 
Supplies Used:
Buffalo checked steering wheel cover
Oversized Ornament
Rubber bands
Twisted twine
FabriTac glue
Mod Podge
Paper towel, pencil, scissors
Ribbon 2.5" mesh
Glitter glue
Tube confetti
Vase filler
Craft knife, paint brush, plastic spoon

How To:
When I spotted the black & white checked steering wheel cover, I immediately thought of a McKenzie-Childs inspired project! But since there wasn't too much fabric for the cover, my options were limited. Then, I thought of decorating one of those plain jumbo ornaments the Dollar Tree sells. You can really make them into pretty ornaments! Take a look here!

For this, the seams must be open on the cover in order to use as much of the fabric as possible. I used a craft knife because I couldn't find my seam ripper. Duh! In opening seams, if you can gently pull up the threads to free one of the threads up so you can grasp it with your fingers, then pull on the freed thread so it can easily be pulled through the fabric - it really makes opening the seams go much quicker! 
And then press to remove all the wrinkles!
Next, divide the ornament into eight segments using rubber bands.
And, using a paper towel, trace the outline of the rubber band to make a pattern of the segment to cut out from the checked fabric.
Then apply Fabri-Tac glue to the back of the fabric segments .  .  .
and attach to the ornament in the 
four quadrants 12-3-6-9 clock position. 
Next, apply strips of twisted twine with glue to define the segments and .  .  .
 add strips of ribbon mesh (use segment pattern) to the exposed areas of the segments.

Next, paint Mod Podge over the ribbon mesh .  .  .
and sprinkle on a mixture of glitter, tube confetti and vase filler on the Mod Podge. Use the back of the plastic spoon to press the mixture down into the Mod Podge. Let dry completely.
Once dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to seal.

Once the Mod Podge is dry, add glitter glue for additional sparkle and let dry. 
And finally, add handmade bows to the top of the ornament to complete the look!
What's more charming than a handmade ornament - especially one using items from the dollar store!

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  1. Wowza Gail, how creative and clever is this!! You know I love it with all my MacKenzie-Childs loving heart!!

    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! It turned out better than I had hope!

  2. You made such a pretty MC inspired ornament and just perfect for the tree.

  3. I always enjoy your MacKenzie Child inspired pieces, Gail. You know how much I love that you repurposed a steering wheel cover and made it with dollar store finds. So clever, creative and pretty!

    1. Thanks, Marie! I'm always on the look-out for cheap finds that remind me of MC!

  4. You have SUCH a creative mind to imagine using the checked steering wheel cover for an ornament makeover! This is great!

    1. Thanks, Gayle! I was looking on Amazon to see what kind of checked steering wheel cover they had and they had the nerve to carry the exact same thing for over twelve dollars! Yay for Dollar Tree!

  5. I love this, Gail - never would have thought to use a steering wheel cover! I hope you're sharing it at Party in Your PJ's on my blog.

    1. Thanks, Ann! Me either! The pattern stopped me in my tracks! Lol! Thanks for the invite to share! I went right over - again!

    2. Stop by again this're being featured Tuesday evening!

  6. You know I much I love this!! Great tutorial!

  7. I just popped over from FB, this is a beautiful project!

  8. This is beautiful!! I would never think to use a wheel cover. So pretty!

  9. Siempre haciendo grandes y originales trabajos.
    Saludos amiga

  10. Now how darn cute is that!! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing...


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