Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Deck the Halls Blog Hop: Day 2

The Christmas countdown has begun! This week we'll be sharing five holiday-themed tutorials to add to that festive feeling. 


Are Christmas trees your favorite part of the holidays? Wait until you add one of Paula Nadelstern's absolutely amazing Opulent Ornaments to your evergreen.  These no-sew ornaments start with a styrofoam ball and a fussy-cut kaleidoscope motif from one of Paula's fabric collections. Add beads and sequins to your heart's content, and you'll soon be adding one of these beauties to your holiday decor! 

Click here to download the pdf with Paula's detailed instructions for creating the Opulent Ornament. Her new collection, Kismet, available this winter, includes her signature kaleidoscope motifs that would work wonderfully for these ornaments; you can likely find her recent collection, Chromazone, in your local quilt shop as well. 


For a chance to win a bundle of one of our holiday collections, leave a comment below letting us know that you follow us on at least one of our social media platforms (either right here on the blog--options in the right hand sidebar, FacebookInstagramPinterest), as well as telling us if you've ever added beads to a fabric project before. We'll randomly pick a winner and announce it next week! Giveaway is open through Sunday, December 11th at 11:59 pm EST.  

Make sure to catch all of the tutorials on our Deck The Halls Blog Hop!
Tuesday 12/6: Paula Nadelstern


Friday 12/9: Benartex blog design team

p.s. Looking for more holiday inspiration? Click here to check out the tutorials featured in our Christmas in July blog hop. 

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92 comments:

  1. Beautiful ornaments. Thanks for the pattern. I follow the blog and your IG feed. Thanks grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  2. Pretty ornaments! Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  3. Wow! The ornaments are really pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. I follow on Bloglovin and I have used beads in my fabric projects.

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  4. What fun ornaments and thank you for sharing the pattern. I love beads, buttons, embelleshment play. follow with blogreader

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  5. I love the ornament. Oh yes I like to add beads. I tend to get carried away so I have to stop myself.

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    1. I follow on BL and E-mail. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. Those are gorgeous. I do enjoy adding embellishments to my quilting projects. I follow via blogger.

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  7. I love the ornaments. I have only put fancy buttons on a fabric project but never beads or pins. I follow on Bloglovin
    tracinecharest at gmail dot com

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  8. I follow on this blog and facebook.

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    1. As a matter of fact, I am working on a quilt as a gift that I am adding beads to. ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I've seen her ornaments before and fell in love with them. They're just beautiful. Thank you so much for the instructions to attempt one of my own.

    I am a follower of the Benartex blog on Bloglovin' and via email notification, as well as on Facebook.

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  10. Ooh, how beautiful! I follow the blog on Bloglovin'. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  11. I've liked your FB page and read via email notifications.

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  12. I follow you via Facebook and blog and email

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  13. what lovely ornaments. thanks for the pdf. I follow you on email and fb
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  14. SUCH A NEAT ORNAMENT! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  15. I follow by email and on facebook. I have not used beads in quilting, but have used buttons.

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  16. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GMAIL
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  17. I love your ornaments. I've made them before but never embellished them with beads.

    I follow you with email

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  18. Ki follow by Facebook and email. I have not used beads before, but I have used fancy pins and fabric to make ornaments

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  19. I love these ornaments! Thank you for the tutorial. I haven't put beads on any of my quilts, but I may have to make a couple of these. I follow Benartex on Facebook, in, and your blog via email.

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  20. These are gorgeous! I follow via Facebook.

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  21. That's gorgeous! I follow on facebook.

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  22. lovely ornament. I follow email, FB, pinterest, instagram

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  23. I follow the blog by email, GFC, & on Facebook. Beautiful ornaments. I have used beads & sequins to fabric projects in the past, but it's been a while. Thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  24. Quite lovely ornaments! Can't imagine it otherwise with Paula's exquisite fabrics! I occasionally use beads, charms, and other stitch-ons with quilts and other fiber art. One of my current projects is a wall-quilt to honor my mother who is in memory care. I'm using some of her pins, pendants, and earrings to accent the design. I follow your blog via email. Thanks for the continued inspirations! janeherbst at roadrunner dot com.

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  25. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netDecember 6, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Breathtaking ornaments! I follow the blog.

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  26. Wow the ornaments are gorgeous! I have added beads to wall hangings, and bags. I am a happy follower through e-mail, pinterest, and Facebook.

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  27. These are such gorgeous ornaments! Thank you so much for the tutorial! Just recently have I started using beads on any of my fabric projects, mainly in my hand embroidery designs. Yet, I have also added some beads and buttons to a quilt also. I follow your blog by email and also on Bloglovin' and Pinterest! Thank you for the opportunity to win this give away also. Have a fantastic creative day! brend_ackatyahoodotcom

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  28. Gorgeous fabric and very nice ornaments!! I love adding beads to my quilts!! thanks for the chance!!! I follow your blog on bloglovin and I follow on facebook too!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Beautiful ornaments! I follow you with Bloglovin. I've never added beads to a fabric project before. Thanks for the free pattern and the giveaway!

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  30. Those are lovely! I have never added beads to a quilt, but perhaps I should branch out! I follow by email!

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  31. I have some Chromazone fabric and will be making some of these ornaments!
    Thanks! I follow your blog and also follow in IG. Thanks for the giveaway! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  32. The ornaments are lovely. I haven't used beads on any project. I follow the blog with email and GFC, also FB.

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  33. I follow your blog via email notification. And yes, I have added beads to tiny quilts several times. Thanks for the opportunity to win. These ornaments are stunning.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  34. I follow on bloglovin and I have never used beads.

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  35. I follow Sew In Love blog by email notification. I have added beads to quilted wall hangings.

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  36. I follow via email. I have used pins & beads before but in crocheted ornaments. These are awesome.

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  37. Yes, I get you here on the blog.

    I used to make wearable art vests and they had lots of beads and other embellishments. These ornaments bring back my childhood.

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  38. These ornaments are beautiful. I follow via email.

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  39. Following on bloglovin. I did add beads on a Christmas stocking that I just completed. It was a paper-pieced tree and I added 6 beads to the tree for sparkle. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  40. I follow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & via e-mail.

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  41. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netDecember 6, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Years ago I made some Christmas ornaments that were balls, and I put beads on them. They were very pretty but not as beautiful as the balls here.

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  42. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netDecember 6, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    I follow your blog by email.

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  43. Ooh! I have one of these kits, bought it in (red face of shame) 2007 when I was in NYC from The City Quilter! NEED to make it. Would love to win some fabric.. :-) I follow your blog by email and on bloglovin', I follow you on Instagram and on Facebook and Pinterest now too1

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  44. Beautiful ornaments! I follow the blog and Instagram. I have used beads in my projects.

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  45. Very nice. I've never had a project that used beads. Follow by email. basaran.family@rogers.com

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  46. Hi I follow by email, and I have only made something with beads...a tree skirt...but it too 9 years as I only worked on it during the holiday season.......

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  47. I follow you via blog. Beading is something I've not yet attempted. Been gifted w/ornaments or clothing with beads and each is so beautiful. thank you.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC. The ornaments are spectacular! I have added beads to projects a few times. I've also used hot fix crystals a few times. There are so many possibilities!

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  49. I follow by email.Yes ,I have added beads to Christmas projects.

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  50. Oh, wow. I saw these ornaments on another blog last night and am really taken with them. I've sewn beads on a project but it takes a lot of time. I've even used the hot glue kind and that's cool too. I follow with Bloglovin

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  51. Yes! I follow your blog! And I love these ornaments. I have added beads to many projects, Christmas, Valentine, and a very special wedding project :)

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  52. I have used beads on projects before, and buttons too. I love the look they add. I follow via Bloglovin and Pinterest!

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  53. I follow your blog by email & also follow on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest. I did some beading on a couple of eyeglasses cases I made several years ago. Pretty, but not too sturdy...

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  54. Beautiful ornaments!! I've never made anything with beads. I follow on Facebook.

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  55. I follow the Benartex blog via email and also follow on Facebook. Yes, I have added beads to some fabric projects.

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  57. Just breathtaking, thank you for the pattern. I have sewn beads to a jacket I made and as decoration on shirt, love the extra bling! I follow your blog, Susan

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  58. Amazing ornaments,wow! I follow on Feedly. Wow!

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  59. I follow you by email. I have sewn beads on a couple of wall quilts - think it really adds pizzazz! I would love a chance to play with some of this fabric.

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  60. Follow you on facebook: Nicole Sender & Instagram: minibea123.
    Yes, I've used beads in Christmas projects. My mom loved to make ornament with fabric and beads. I consider them my treasured keepsakes.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  61. Follow you on FB and I've never used beads on a project before. Thanks for the chance to win! Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  62. I follow by E-mail and the blog--have never put beads on a project!
    bjaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  63. I follow your blog via Bloglovin and I like you on Facebook. Thanks for the chance! Yes, I have added beads to art quilts, but I've never made a beautiful ornament like this!

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  64. I follow this blog w/ bloglovn. I have never done beads in a sewing project before.

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  65. Gosh these are so pretty. I follow the blog and have not used beads with fabrics.

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  66. I follow you via email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net). I added beads to some Christmas stockings I made about twenty years ago (where does the time go?). Once I started adding beads, it was hard to stop!

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  67. I follow the blog and have used beads on a few mini quilts that I have made. One of them quilts, I used beads for the snowman's eyes, nose and mouth. Barb

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  68. Wow what beautiful ornaments. Absolutely beautiful. I follow this blog via Bloglovin.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  69. Adore these ornaments! Thanks so much for the pattern..now to just attempt it!!! I follow you on Bloglovin

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  70. Beautiful way of thinking. Isn't creative thinking the best place to be? I recently opened your fabric email and decided to explore your blog. Was I ever surprised. I will be returning again and again. I like to use pretty panels and finding patterns and ideas is not easy. Love the best idea also. Thanks for the website and blog.

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  71. I follow on Bloglovin. I haven't added beads to a fabric project, but they certainly look beautiful on the Opulent Ornament! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  72. I follow you through Bloglovin so I never miss a post. You always offer a burst of inspiration just when I need it. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to explore what I might think I can't do when I can ;-)

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  73. I follow Sew in Love with Fabrics on Facebook.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  74. Wow! Beautiful ornaments! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way!!☺
    Already follow thru email,Bloglovin & Pinterest
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  75. Wow! Beautiful ornaments! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way!!☺
    Already follow thru email,Bloglovin & Pinterest
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  76. I added sequins and beads to an Angel doll that added sparkle to her gown. I follow on Facebook and Bloglovin. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  77. I follow your blog. I added tiny dark green beads to a Christmas tree mini quilt I made son after I started quilting.

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  78. These ornaments are breath-taking! I can just imagine an entire tree filled with them. So intricate and detailed. I am a happy Bloglovin' and IG follower!

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  79. Following on Bloglovin. I've never added beads, but like the look

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  80. I follow via Bloglovin, and I have not yet added beads, although I have plenty waiting to be used! I love the sparkle they add, but so do my cats...

    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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  81. Wow. Those look amazing! I have not added beads to any fabric projects. I like/follow on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!
    sarah123quilt [at] gmail {DOT} com

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  82. Yes I follow via bloglovin' and have made a beaded flower clutch before and have added a few beads here and there on things. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  83. Very fun! I haven't used beads though I might start now! I follow on bloglovin and instagram. Thanks!

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  84. Follow chrissie Debby, and Allison on the blogs!

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