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MmmCrafts Twelve Days Ornaments / Color Guide by Benzie


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 and we've made the color selection process even easier! We selected hues that evoke the original color palette design and simplified it to just ten colors. In this color guide we will share what felt and floss colors we used for each of the ornaments.

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Pattern with detailed instructions is available at MmmCrafts Etsy shop.

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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 bead 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 and 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

Twelve Days of Christmas Felt Ornaments

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 felt and floss than anticipated. 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, 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!