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MmmCrafts Twelve Days Ornaments / Color Guide by Benzie

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12 days ornaments craft

The Twelve Days Ornament Series by designer Larissa Holland of MmmCrafts is inspired by the traditional holiday carol. We adore stitching these thoughtfully designed christmas ornaments (you can grab the pattern from MmmCrafts Etsy shop!) -but made the color selection process even easier! We selected hues that evoke the original color palette design by MmmCrafts and simplified it to just 10 colors. You can create all 15 ornaments with our 12x18" felt bundle! In this color guide we will share what felt and floss colors we used for each of the ornaments. The pattern and instructions for the ornaments are found at mmmcrafts.etsy.com.

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Pattern: 
To make these ornaments you will first need the pattern. Head over to MmmCrafts Etsy shop to grab the digital pattern. All supplies, instructions and materials are carefully lined out in the pattern. All supplies can be purchased at www.benziedesign.com

Additional supplies: 
-Twelve Days Palette of felt -the 12x18" size will be enough to make all 15 ornaments! The colors we used are Pink, Magenta, Burgundy, Mustard, Ochre, Moss, Midnight, Peacock, Swan and Icicle.
-Twelve Days Palette in floss -10 skeins is enough for all the ornaments 
-Metallic sequins in Teal 
-Seed beads in Teal
-Beading needle, we recommend this embroidery needle

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Each guide clearly lists ornament, felt colors and floss colors. You will also noticed that we replaced many of the french knots with either just beads or both beads and sequins. We only used one color (Teal!) for all the beads and sequins in each ornament. Read up on some helpful tips when stitching with beads and sequins here

12 days ornaments color help

Day 1: Partridge and Pear
This first set is made without sequins or beads -you can see what a difference a little sparkle makes! I suggest replacing the Pink and Mustard French Knots with Teal Beads + Sequins -don't forget to include the Partridge eye! 
Partridge felt: Pink, Magenta, Burgundy and Swan.
Partridge floss: Pink, Magenta, Burgundy, Swan, Peacock and Mustard. 
Pear felt: Pink, Burgundy and Swan. 
Pear floss: Pink, Burgundy, Swan, Magenta and Mustard.

Day 2: Turtle Dove
Felt: Mustard, Peacock and Swan.
Floss: Mustard, Peacock, Swan, Midnight and Icicle.

Day 3: French Hen
Felt: Pink, Magenta, Burgundy, Mustard and Peacock.
Floss: Pink Magenta, Burgundy and Mustard.

Day 4: Colly Bird
Felt: Moss, Mustard, Peacock and Midnight.
Floss: Moss, Mustard, Peacock, Midnight and Swan.

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Day 5: Golden Ring
Felt: Mustard, Ochre, Magenta and Pink.
Floss: Mustard, Ochre, Magenta, Pink, Peacock and Icicle.

Day 6: Goose a-Laying
Egg Felt: Burgundy and Peacock
Egg Floss: Burgundy, Peacock, Mustard and Icicle.
Goose Felt: Burgundy, Peacock, Swan and Mustard.
Goose Floss: Burgundy, Peacock, Swan, Mustard and Icicle.

Day 7: Swan a-Swimming 
Felt: Midnight, Peacock, Swan, Mustard and Ochre.
Floss: Midnight, Peacock, Swan, Mustard, Ochre and Icicle.

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Day 8: Maid a-Milking
Felt: Burgundy, Midnight, Magenta, Peacock and Icicle.
Floss: Burgundy, Midnight, Magenta, Peacock and Icicle with Mustard accents.

Day 9: Drummer Drumming
Felt: Midnight, Peacock, Swan, Mustard and Ochre.
Floss: Midnight, Peacock, Swan, Mustard, Ochre and Icicle.

Day 10: Piper Piping 
Felt: Peacock, Swan, Moss and Ochre.
Floss: Peacock, Swan, Moss, Ochre and Midnight.

Dancer Dancing felt ornament

Day 11: Lady Dancing
Felt: Magenta, Pink, Ochre, Peacock and Swan
Floss: Magenta, Pink, Ochre, Peacock, Swan, Burgundy and Icicle.

Day 12: Lord a-Leaping
Lord Felt: 
Magenta, Pink, Burgundy, Ochre and Icicle.
Lord Floss: Magenta, Pink, Burgundy, Ochre and Icicle.
Heart Felt: Magenta and Pink.
Heart Floss: Magenta, Pink, Mustard and Peacock.

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Here are a few suggestions I will follow next time to make this project go more smoothly -and stand out even more! 

-I ended up using more Peacock then anticipated -and barely got by in the 12x18" felt size and was short in floss too. If this pattern is followed exactly prepare by purchasing an additional skein of Peacock floss. It's also super easy to alter our suggested colors though -like placing a different color of felt on the back of the egg. 

-In our experience Fabric Solvy doesn't get tacky or unusable with age and we suggest printing out all 14 ornaments on Solvy at one time, rough cut and place on desired colors prior to stitching. This will ensure fair and even use of your colors of felt -and your end result balanced and gorgeous! 

-I tend to stick with the same colors of floss as felt in the decorative stitching -but I wish I would have utilized more of the complementary colors in the palette to provide even more of a visible pop! 

Interested in more help? Join our private Facebook group just for Twelve Days Stitchers. Happy Crafting! 

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