Adorable handmade ornaments are in the bag this holiday season -- quite literally! Craft these festive, button-embellished shapes from a simple paper sack, using your everyday sewing supplies.
Layer two pieces of brown paper and trace desired shapes onto the top piece. Cut out shapes through both layers.
Place matching shapes together and machine-sew around all sides, using brown thread and a 1/4-inch seam allowance; stop stitching about 1 inch away from beginning stitch. Without removing pieces from beneath the sewing machine presser foot, use a pencil or wooden skewer to lightly stuff the shape with polyester fiberfill through the opening. Continue stitching to close the opening, taking a few backstitches at the end to secure the stitches.
If desired, trim the seam allowances closer to the stitches. Thread embroidery floss through the holes of each button; tie the floss ends in a knot at the back of each button, and leave the ends a little long. Glue the buttons to the fronts of the shapes.
Use a darning needle and twine to stitch a hanging loop at the top of each ornament; tie together ends of twine. Add details, such as the gingerbread man's eyes, to the ornaments using a black fine-tip permanent marker.