2020 Dumpster Fire Ornament

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Introduction: 2020 Dumpster Fire Ornament

About: Hi, Im Kat and I like to make stuff. Instagram @KattheMaker

Commemorate this year with your very own 2020 Dumpster Fire Ornament.

Supplies

Scissors

Pattern

Felt (red, yellow, orange, blue, black, white)

Embroidery floss (red, yellow, orange, blue ,black, white)*

1/8 inch Ribbon**

* your embroidery floss should match your felt color. The ornament will still look great if you only use one color.

**feel free to use a string, thin ribbon, or braided embroidery floss to create the hang for your ornament.

Step 1: Print Pattern and Cut Felt

  1. Print the paper pattern (make sure the square template in the left corner is 1 inch by 1 inch)
  2. Cut the pieces of the paper patter and use those pieces as a template for your felt.

The key at the bottom of the pattern will tell you have many pieces to cut out of each color.

Step 2: Lay Out Design

Lay out your pieces to make sure you have everything.

  • 1 red large fire
  • 1 orange medium fire
  • 1 yellow small fire
  • 1 blue large rectangle
  • 1 blue long skinny rectangle
  • 2 blue small rectangles
  • 2 blue small trapezoids
  • 2 white "2"s
  • 2 white "0"s
  • 2 brown backing outlines

Step 3: Add the Flames

Stack the yellow, orange, and red flames on top of each other. Using a whip stitch or straight stitch, sew all the flames to one of the brown backing pieces (I used the whip stitch in this example).

I suggest using coordinating embroidery floss. I did not use coordinating embroidery floss in the tutorial and I think it still looks great.

Step 4: Add the Dumpster and Numbers

For this step, you will be adding the dumpster and the numbers to the ornament.

The layering in this step is important because it will give your ornament more depth and interest.

Layer in this order:*

  1. Place the two handles (2 blue small trapezoids) and the two feet (2 blue small squares) of the dumpster first.
  2. Add the large rectangle for the dumpster onto of the elements placed in step 1. Bump up the top of this rectangle to the bottom of the flames.
  3. Stitch items placed in step 2 and 3 to the backing piece.
  4. The long and skinny rectangle will be used to hide the seam between the flames and the large dumpster rectangle placed in step 2 and stitch
  5. Place numbers and sticth.

* If you have trouble keeping the pieces in place, use a little glue or a small stitch to prevent elements from shifting.

Step 5: Add the Second Backing

Congratulations, the front of the ornament is complete!

Now, it is time to add the second backing to your ornament to hide all those ugly threads.

  1. Cut about a 6 inch piece of ribbon and sandwich it between the two backing pieces.
  2. Stitch the ribbon between the two layers, paying close attention to make sure the ribbon is secure.
  3. Use a blanket stitch to attach the two pieces backing pieces together.

Step 6: Add It to the Tree

Woo Hoo!

Congratulations on completing your very own 2020 Dumpster Fire Ornament.

Now, Hang that sucker on your tree.

If you have any questions regarding this instructable, please do not hesitate to ask. If you create this cute lil dumpster, please share a photo. I'd love to see how you make it your own.

Kat the Maker

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29 Comments

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Puzzls
Puzzls

1 year ago

Great idea. Just FYI - your pattern is missing the long skinny blue piece. No big deal but thought you should know. Thanks for posting this!

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

Oh no, thank you so much for letting me know I will add an updated pattern.

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pacovar
pacovar

1 year ago on Step 1

Very appropriate. 2020 in the rear view mirror cannot come fast enough!

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

I can’t upvote this enough!

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chimewizard
chimewizard

1 year ago

Brilliant! And a little annual reminder every Christmas... (like we'll need one!) Made me laugh, thank you :-)

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

Lol, imagine this with a toilet paper tree topper :)

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seamster
seamster

1 year ago

Excellent idea, I need to make a few. So cute, yet so appropriate for the year as well. Nicely done!

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you so much! I have a tradition of making a felt ornament every year and I couldn’t pass on this idea. Glad you like it!

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jaredshearer
jaredshearer

1 year ago

Adorable! I need to find some scraps of felt.

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you so much!

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kbdwa
kbdwa

1 year ago

I had wanted to get a 2020 ornament for the tree. This one says it all - thanks!

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

So glad you like it! If you end up making it, I’d love to see your final project!

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moltcraft
moltcraft

1 year ago

I dont think anything could represent the year better!

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

Oh Robbin, It's beautiful! I love it! This toilet paper garland sounds magical! I love that you have a whole tree dedicated to 2020!

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ellygibson
ellygibson

1 year ago

Super cute.

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you! Your cat gingerbread house is so adorable! I love all of your instructables!

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pamela_weeks99
pamela_weeks99

1 year ago on Step 6

Thank you SO much for this! Best chuckle of the day. I'm going to make 5, one for each of my besties.

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BlueFreckles
BlueFreckles

Reply 1 year ago

So glad you like it! Let me know if you have any questions or feedback on the instruction!