Victorian Hour Glass Ornament
Here are two ways to make unique, but VERY Victorian, hour glass ornament. This shape was quite popular and would add a special element to your own Christmas tree.
The Hour-glass (Fig. 18). — This may be made in two ways. First cut four pieces like Fig. 19 (below), cutting off the dotted piece at the side (not at the top). Cover each piece with white satin ; sew them together.
Cut two rounds, much larger, of card; cover each with brown satin. Sew on by the pieces marked A and. B, Fig. 19, which are to be turned down. They should have been half-cut through before sewing. Take two pieces of wire, bind coloured ribbon round them, and sew them to the hour-glass.
Cut a piece of card like Fig. 11; half-cut through the dotted line; stitch it to the. top; cover the top with satin. This completes the whole of it.
The second and simpler way is to cut the hour-glass like Fig. 19, half-cutting through the dotted lines, and by the side pieces; gum them neatly together. On the sides draw flowers in water-colours, or paste on spangles.
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For more Victorian ornaments, see:
Beautiful Paper Cones
Lucky Shoe Ornament
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