These guys are cheap and a great gift for family and friends
This last Christmas I wanted a way to send all of our family a picture of its newest member, but just a photo seemed cheap and frames can be expensive. That is when I got my wacky idea. Why not put the picture on a tiny stuffy ornament? They were well liked and well received so I think I will be doing something similar again next year!
This year I made snow women, gingerbread girls and angels.
Pick a photo with a head shot you like. You could use the recipients face or your own!
Crop the photo so that only the face is visible. And size it so that when you print it will be under two inches by two inches, otherwise your ornaments will be too large.
Print the faces onto Iron on Transfer paper (Walmart, Target, your local office supply or craft store will all carry this).
If you format things correctly you should be able to print many heads on one page. (the paper is not cheap, but if you do it right you may only need a single sheet. I used two for around 40 ornaments)
Cut out shapes. I used cookie cutters to help with the shapes.
A main body x 2
and any embellishments you can think of... aprons, buttons, eyes, hair, hats that sort of thing.
Cut out and iron on your faces. Follow your transfer paper's instructions for this.
Stitch front and back of the main body most of the way and stuff with polyfill leaving a space at the top for the ribbon loop.