This is my first try at finishing a flat ornament. I should start from the beginning! I found a kit on the floor of the cafe in a bookstore. It was from the magazine Molly Makes. I went to find the magazine because I liked the free kit, and the pattern is in the magazine. I couldn't find it, and then the sales person, said "oh, just keep it". Well, I tried to stitch the flower from the little picture on the front, so I don't know how successful I was. Because the piece itself came to me so randomly, I figured that I would use it to do some experimental finishig. Well, experimental for me who has never done it before! I used two pieces of foam core. It was sticky on one side, and made for needlework. I also used a glue gun to reinforce it. I covered two pieces of the foam core, and then stuck the two pieces together, wrong side. Oh! I also put my trim in between to make a hanger. I have identified a few problems (It looks better from the front):
- The piece seems very thick to me.
- Because it is so thick, you can see the trim glued in between when you look at it from the side
- The corners are very messy. I cut the corners and I am thinking that maybe I shouldn't do that?
Otherwise it wasn't too bad a first attempt, but it will be a while before I do this with a piece I spent a lot of time on. If anyone has suggestions or remedies, please feel free to post them. I am going to compile everyone's suggestions into a list for making flat ornaments. Thank you for your help!