Christmas traditions ornament making

Come get in the Christmas spirit at the Dorcheat Museum, 116 Pearl Street. 

“We are making no-sew Christmas ornaments,” said executive director Schelley Francis. “We supply the fabric and supplies while you supply your artistic talents … we will show you how!”

 Francis said participants who would like to supply their own fabric and items to give their ornament a special touch “,….just give us a call and we can tell you what is best to use. “This is a great way to use baby clothes, old shirts from a loved one etc.”

From now until December 17, ornament makers will enjoy Christmas music, movies, and holiday refreshments at the museum. 

“Come any time of day while we are open – 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 2 until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,” Francis said. “Plus we have added one Saturday date to our calendar in conjunction with happenings around Minden from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, December 17.”

Items needed to make ornaments are as follows: 


Hem gauge or ruler

flat head straight pens

pearl head pins


Styrofoam balls


coordinating fabric and ribbon

Takes about two hours to make an ornament so come to stay a while with us or you can start one and come back to finish the next day.

Cost is $10 per ornament all proceeds help pay for supplies and to support the museum.

Dorcheat Museum 116 Pearl Street will be decorated with a Glimpse of Christmas Past exhibit beginning December 1 through 31.

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