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Bacon Ornament Tutorial

Posted by Serena on Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Well, after putting them in my app, I realized I wanted some real-life bacon Christmas ornaments! So, After a few attempts, I came up with a way to make them resemble bacon while making them nice enough to hang on the tree! You can make multiple decorations for your tree, or make one as a Christmas gift to give to a bacon-loving friend! It makes a finished piece about 5 x 2″ with a 3.5″ ribbon to hang it.

Materials

  • Red Felt
  • Color 2 Felt (White, Beige or Pink)
  • Red Thread
  • Thread that matches Color 2
  • Wire (about 18″ per decoration)
  • Ribbon (8″ per ornament)
  • Print out of this pattern

Tools

  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Optional:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Beads (for eyes)
  • Black Felt (for mouth)
  • Glue
  • Fiber Batting
  • Liquid Smoke (to give it a nice bacony smell)

Instructions

  1. Cut out the six pieces of felt. The red pieces of felt should be about 2.5 inches x 5 or 6 inches. You can use this pattern, or improvise with your own shapes.

    Make sure the two red pieces of felt match in shape so that they can be stitched back together.)

  2. Using Pins to hold them in place, stitch the Color 2 pieces onto the red felt using a overcast stitch. I made the stitch very wide to add to the ripply look of bacon. (Is it weird that I’m getting hungry now?)

    Remember to stitch on the right sides of the felt! The pieces should look mirrored after they are stitched.

  3. Fold your ribbon in half and sandwich it between the stitched pieces of felt. The sides with the stitched designs (the ‘right sides’) should be facing inward. Pin them together.

    Make sure to leave the ribbon sticking out a bit to make sure it’s caught by the stitching.

  4. Stitch the sides and top, and leave the bottom open. Make sure to stitch right through the green ribbon.

    Be sure to backstitch the seams so they don’t unravel while you turn it inside out!

  5. Turn the piece inside out by pulling the ribbon through the bottom.

    Try not to stress the opening too much when you turn it inside out.

  6. Create a rectangle of wire that will fit inside. Make it big enough to stay at the edges.

    You can put a bit of cotton batting in to puff the piece a little. If you want to give the ornament a bacon-y (“baconish”? “bacon-like”?) scent, put a drop of liquid smoke on the batting and roll it around to distribute it through the fiber before putting it inside.

    Make sure the wire is twisted and tucked around itself so that it can’t poke or scratch anyone.

  7. Tuck in the bottom seam and use a ladder stitch to close it. (Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of this step, but here’s what it looks like with the Boo Plush). Here’s some directions on how to do a ladder stitch: http://www.mimidolls.com/DCC-Techniques/ladder/ladder.htm

  8. Bend and fold the wire and crumple the bacon a bit to give the edges a nice curl.

  9. All done! If you like, add googly eyes black beads for eyes or ribbon to decorate it a little more.

Well, that’s it! Please feel free to post any comments or questions about this! And I love to see finished pieces! And if you’d like to support my blogging, download one of my iPhone Apps if you have an iPhone.

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42 Responses to “Bacon Ornament Tutorial”

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  3. Jennifer says:

    Thanks so much for this info. I was looking for this year’s handmade ornament, and the bacon stole my heart. People are going to love it.

  4. Tara says:

    This site kicked off a project I call “OrnaMANts” for my newly single brother who needs some Christmas cheer! My mom wants to buy him a small tree to spruce up his house a bit, and when I saw this tutorial it got me thinking about ornaments that aren’t too girly for a single guy but still brighten up a room. This is so perfect! I’m also making R2D2, the South Park characters, the Nintendo controller, and a few others.

  5. Emily Smith says:

    I’m quite frustrated. I’m a youngin who has never used a seeing machine let alone know whether I own one. I was wondering if it would be too bold to ask to buy this? This is just too cute and I can’t find anything like this and this is what I want… Would you possibly be willing to sell?

  6. [...] If you prefer something a little more fun and untraditional, maybe you’d like to have a bacon ornament for this year’s Christmas. You’ll need red felt, white, beige or pink felt, red thread, thread that matches the second color, wire and ribbon. Start by cutting out the six pieces of felt that you’ll be using. Use pins to hold them in place and stitch the smaller pieces onto the red felt. Fold the ribbon in half and put it between the stitched pieces of felt, pin them together and stitch the sides and top. Turn the piece inside out by pulling the ribbon through the bottom. Create a rectangle of wire to fit inside and you can also add a bit of cotton batting.{found on site}. [...]

  7. The_Baconator says:

    BACONSTRIPS!!!

  8. Tara says:

    Hi there! I thought that this was so great that I featured it in my “100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations”! Have a great day! http://www.aspectacledowl.com/100-christmas-crafts-decorations/

  9. Chris says:

    Oh!! Maaan!! This is amaziiing!! I will be making one of these fo sho!! My lil bro loves bacon, an I have a whole week off so bacon it is!! Thank you for,this awesome craft! <3 it! N im sure my bro will too!! :D

  10. Jana says:

    This is adorable. I have a nephew who is allergic to everything so what he can eat he eats a lot of it. Guess What? Bacon is his favorite treat. I’ll be making this for him for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my difficulty. You’re amazing! Thanks!

  16. OMG, what a great idea and who doesn’t love bacon? Bacon is like a staple in our house. My kids will absolutely freak out when it shows up on our tree this Christmas. This is totally off the charts awesome. Thanks for the great idea.

  17. This is one of the best ornaments I’ve ever seen! Oh my god. I so want to make these for this coming Christmas! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. coley says:

    my sister made this for me for Christmas! too cute!! thank you. :)

    p.s. awesome tutorial!

  20. tioedong says:

    linked. Can I use the photo (my bandwith) for the link? If you object let me know.

  21. fajita says:

    i am in love with this

  22. Just wanted to let you know that we liked your bacon decorations so much we posted a link from our Butterick Patterns facebook page. Nice work.

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  25. Tania says:

    Pure mad genius. LOVE!!!!!!!
    PS – does this remind anyone else of Jim Gaffigan?

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  27. Sweet! Food and craft? I’m on it… can’t wait to make a whole side of bacon ornaments!

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  29. Tristin says:

    LOVE it! Bacon? Yes please!

  30. Sarah says:

    That is, without a doubt, the best Christmas ornament ever! This is not hyperbole. I really love bacon.

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  33. Naomi says:

    I ADORE this idea! I was thinking of giving some family a spice mixture we use on our bacon & now for sure will be doing it; especially with this added little bonus! too cute!

  34. Ida Lively says:

    I love it! I know something my brother-in-law will be getting this year!

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  36. Just Jackie says:

    Perfect for the men in my life

  37. Holly says:

    So cute! I’ve made felt bacon before for my son’s play kitchen, but never thought to make ornaments for my bacon-obsessed son and husband. I used a bit of wired ribbon inside to get the same effect.

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