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I’ve officially dubbed this week “DIY Ornament Week” so be on the lookout for some cute homemade goodies for the tree coming your way soon.

This first ornament was something I whipped up a week or two ago to celebrate Rebekah’s first Christmas.

It was easy and cute, but it’s going to be glaringly obvious that I’m a HORRIBLE embroiderer.  Is that even a word?

I decided at the last minute to try and add her date of birth to the onesie and well…you’ll just have to see for yourself.

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Anyway, doesn’t get much more simple than this.

Cut out two identical onesies from felt.

Embellish however you please.  I just added a couple of simple hearts.

And the wonky DOB…

Then just stitch around the edges, using contrasting embroidery floss, leaving an opening to stuff with a tiny bit of fiberfill.  Continue stitching closed leaving a loop of thread at the top for hanging.

And now baby has a homemade ornament to celebrate her first Christmas.

Too bad her momma didn’t put a tree.  Ahem.

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