The clipart picture made it look like something was wrapped around the middle of the stick, so I used some skinny hemp cord I had. I don't usually do much on the back of an ornament other than stitch the date. Even though no one will see it, I felt compelled to do something fancy with the design of the shell.
Brayden was so happy with it that I feel sure I'll be stitching the other three turtles in the coming years!
In case anyone happens by and thinks I've stolen someone else's work or thinks I'm profiting from it: