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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day 6 - Victorian Tussy Mussy Ornament

Welcome to Day 6
of my

Twelve Days of Christmas Celebration

Today I'm featuring a beautiful Victorian-look ornament, patterned after a Tussy Mussy, which is a small cone shaped bouquet.

Here's what you will need to create your own.

*Print out the music sheet below onto cardstock
*Festive floral pick in your choice of color
*1/4 yard of sparkly fine netting or tulle, 45 inches long
*Tassels, attached together with cording
*Tape (I used clear packing tape)
*Hot glue gun
*Baggie twist tie, any color is fine
or needle and thread (I found that the baggie tie worked just as well, and opted to use that rather than needle and thread)

There are many free music sheet clip arts around the internet, but I am providing you with this lovely one, as it has nice graphics and is done is a deep green. Print it out on full, 8x 10 sheet of card stock (not paper).

Assemble all of your items.

Begin by rolling the printed card stock as shown in step 1.  Tape and then cut as shown in 2, 3 and 4.  Set the cone aside.
Take your tassels with cording, and cut one tassel off, leaving about 2 inches of cording.  Tie a knot above the tassel, then stick that knot through the hole in the bottom of the cone.  Hot glue in place. See figures, 5, 6 and 7.

Cut off another length of the cording, about 2 inches from the other tassel, and tie the ends together.  Glue to top inside of the cone (see figure 8).  Set aside. You will not be using the second tassel.

Take your tulle and gather it, holding near one edge.  Take your floral pick and nestle it into the tulle, until you are happy with how it looks.  Secure with a baggie tie or needle and thread (baggie tie is quick and easy).
Place the bouquet you have just created into the cone and hot glue in a couple of places inside the cone, to hold in place.

There you are!  Hang this lovely ornament on your tree, stand back and admire it!

I'm taking the weekend off, but I'll be back on Monday with more crafts, food and fun!

Have a blessed weekend.


  1. Hi Miss Wendy,

    Me & Mom are loving your 12 Days of Christmas, what a wonderful thing that you are doing. We didn't know about this last year but we know now....

    Happy weekend.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥

  2. Hi Wendy,
    You are so creative! Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas with all of us.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend!
    Many Blessings to you,

  3. So pretty, yet so simple! Love it, thanks for sharing:)
    Have a good weekend:)

  4. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Woolie Hugs


  5. Very Beautiful Wendy! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  6. Hi Wendy,love it! Thanks for another great tutorial!Hugs,Jen

  7. Hi Wendy..Absolutely love this ornament! A few years back Carmen & my SIL both did Victorian trees and we had such a good time creating ornaments much like this for there trees...

    Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great weekend!


  8. Another great share! I made the twine stars for my tree and they turned out so cute! Thanks Wendy!
    Be blessed,

  9. Fabulous idea Wendy! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy yor day,

  10. These are so beautiful, how wonderful for you to share these awesome tutorials. hugs, Lecia

  11. I think Victorian decor is beautiful. You know I am a prim gal, but I think I can take this idea and run prim with it. I love the cones! I love the name too. It makes me giggle... :)

    I got a lot of crafts to make because of you!!! I do mean that with all love, dear!


  12. Hi Wendy~

    Thank you for this tutorial!! Love it!!


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