Dresden Rosette Christmas Ornament

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015


  • 2 rolls wide ribbon, 38 and 50 millimeters (Rayon grosgrain ribbon, in colors 59, 63, 20, 10, and 15, from $4 a meter, Shindo, 212-868-9311)

  • Sewing supplies

  • Clear fabric glue (by Magna-Tac, $12 for 8 oz.,

  • Dresden (Silver stars (#8312), ornaments (#7817), assorted stars (#W749), and star foil Dresdens (#8357), all in Silver, from $3 each,; Large silver Dresden star, medium silver Dresden foil medallion, extra-large silver Dresden foil filigree snowflake, and Silver Bumpy Victorian double stars, by 32 Degrees North, from $4 each,

  • Jump ring (by Bead Landing, in Silver, $3 for 105,

  • Thin wire


  1. Cut a 10½-inch length from 38-millimeter ribbon or a 14½-inch length from 50-millimeter ribbon. Hand-sew a loose running stitch along ribbon edge, gathering fabric as you go. Pinching gathered fabric, pull needle out and pull thread taut. Backstitch to hold gathers in place. Stitch together the two short ribbon ends.

  2. Glue Dresden to center of rosette. Stitch on a jump ring for hanging; add wire to jump ring to hang ornament.


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