Current obsessions: knob fobs (if that’s not a thing it should be) and putting bells on things. Tiny bells.
It has taken this little drawer knob to new and glorious heights. Magic. I guarantee you there is an underdressed drawer pull in your life somewhere, you just didn’t know it until today. Remember the tetra post? Go check that out if you haven’t. The little fob above is the small size with a little tassel added. Then the idea of combining tetras occurred to me. And adding tiny bells (bell season is upon us!).
If you are a confirmed minimalist re: your drawer knobs, this makes a charming and jingly Christmas ornament.
so do these little scrap stars
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Jingle Stars! Jingle stars flowed out of the four square sew-along. As soon as I started making stitched square experiments I realized I needed a bunch. A couple sets of four are becoming patchwork pouches. The others are (so far) stars and woebegone pines.
The stars are pretty mini and I think that adds to their magic. After hours of intense debate about where to add the bells I landed on the asymmetrical one bell option. It has such a playful quality to it and makes the star hang in a darling very slightly lopsided way. These will be great for adding to gift wrap and as ornaments and of course drawer pulls. A garland would be super cute too.
The patched squares also make great woebegone pines. Stitch four squares together and you can just fit the small and medium pattern.
let’s talk about how to make the jingle stars
You will also need:
- basic sewing supplies
- mini bells *I used these little bells (affiliate link)
- optional – mini hooks * I used these little hooks (affiliate link)
1. Place the template on one square and trace onto the wrong side of the fabric.
2. Pin two squares- right sides together -and stitch the line. Leave one side open (pro tip – pick a side that is not pieced).
3. Cut out about ¼ inch all around the star.
4. Clip off the points close to the seams. Clip into each corner.
5. Clip a little more seam allowance for the points- reducing the bulk here will make your points pointier. Fold over the seam allowance at the opening and press.
6. Turn the star right side out and stuff. Start turning with your fingers and then use a chopstick to gently push the points all the way out.
7. Stitch closed starting from the point. Stop halfway down and add a little stuffing and finish closing.
Add the bell – attach it loosely for maximum jingle- and add a hanging string or hook. I loved the bells and hooks – linked above – the hooks make the stars super easy to hang on my Norfolk Pine.