0.diy-woodland-ornaments-introphotoNow with the holiday season nigh, the air is filled with rich, cozy scents reminiscent of home, family, and years past. Glade has come up with a Limited Edition Winter Collection of fragrances, encapsulating all that is wonderful about the season, including one of my favorites, Sparkling Spruce.diy-woodland-ornaments-done4I have an artificial tree that I received as a gift in 2003 and have used every year since for my Christmases. It’s been 11 years and counting (hopefully offsetting that environmental impact of manufacturing a fake tree vs. chopping down a real one), and I love my fake tree…but have to forgo that amazing Christmas tree smell in the meantime. With Glade’s Sparkling Spruce scent, I don’t have to miss out on anything.
glade-sparkling-spruce-scentThe scent encapsulates the crispness of fresh-cut pine needles, eucalyptus and fir with hints of lavender and cedar. Just like walking in a pine forest! Inspired by the woodsy scent infusing my house with the Glade Sparkling Spruce jar candle lit, I created some hand-sewn Illustrated Woodland Ornaments to deck out my fake Christmas Tree. They were super-easy to make, and add a vintage twist to my modern decor. Here’s how to make your own:


printable inkjet fabric sheets  /  computer  /  woodland illustrations or clipart  /  muslin  /  scissors  /  polyfill stuffing  /  needle and thread  /  1/8″ wide satin ribbon  /  pins  /  skewer (not pictured – it just helps in turning and stuffing the ornaments)

How To:

diy-woodland-ornaments-step11. Print out your favorite clipart illustrations onto a sew-in inkjet fabric sheet. (If you like the illustrations I created for this post, they will be available for download soon in my Etsy shop!)

2. Cut around an illustration, leaving about 1/4″ – 3/8″ all around.

3. Use the piece you cut as a template and cut a similar-shaped piece of muslin as the backing.

diy-woodland-ornaments-step24. Place the inkjet fabric and muslin backing, right sides together, and hand-stitch around the edge using a back-stitch. Leave a small amount unsewn near the top of the ornament where the hang loop would go.

5. Turn right side out through the gap you left in the stitching. (Sometimes a skewer is helpful here!)

6. Stuff the ornament with the polyfill stuffing.

7. Cut a small piece of ribbon and fold over for a hang loop. Push inside the top of the ornament.

diy-woodland-ornaments-step38. Stitch the gap closed, going through the hang ribbon, and finish the line of stitching. Snip any remaining threads.

diy-woodland-ornaments-done1And that’s it!

Hang on your tree, make a bunch and decorate a wreath for your front door, give as adorable gifts to a loved one.


Super-cute, right? There’s nothing like the feeling of anticipation when your holiday tree is all decked out leading up to when that Jolly Old Elf will be making his annual appearance.glade-kevin-ross-song

Kevin Ross has composed a holiday song called “This Is My Wish” inspired by the Sparkling Spruce fragrance. Download it for free here and feel that excitement build!


Happy DIY’ing – and Happy Holidays everyone!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



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