DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments
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Love homemade ornaments?
Consider making these beautiful and simple Christmas ornaments using small embroidery hoops! They’re so darned cute using a trendy Buffalo Plaid print, but feel free to customize for your tree and decor.
This would be such a fun craft night idea to create with friends!
I try to make a homemade ornament idea each year because I LOVE personalizing my tree, and they make such fun present toppers or small gift ideas. These embroidery hoop ornaments are some of my favorite I’ve ever made – so FUN!
DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornaments
- 3-inch or 4-inch embroidery hoops (I used some of both sizes.)
- red and black plaid fabric or fabric of choice
- white heat transfer vinyl (iron on)
- vinyl cutting machine, such as Cricut or Silhouette
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- bendable faux greenery and faux red berries
- ribbon or yarn for hanging on tree
1. Cut designs and/or words using heat transfer vinyl. Make sure to size them a little smaller than the embroidery hoop you’ll be using. Weed out and remove excess vinyl for each shape/design.
- The deer head shape came from Cricut.com as a purchase for $0.99.
- Go to ShopCraftables.com to download the FREE file for the Christmas tree truck shape I used!
- The font I used for wording in my ornaments is called Bright Beauty and can be downloaded FREE from Dafont.com for personal use.
2. Cut a piece of fabric a little larger than the embroidery hoop. On the highest setting, iron the decal to the middle of the fabric. Use a scrap piece of the fabric on top of the design as a press cloth. Press the iron down over the cloth using medium pressure for about 30-40 seconds. You’ll know it’s ironed on correctly when you can pull up on the clear film and the decal remains on the fabric.
3. Open the embroidery hoop and place the fabric inside of it, centered. Secure the hoop back together.
4. Turn the ornament over and hot glue the remaining fabric to the back of the embroidery hoop.
5. Hot glue greenery and faux berries to the top of the hoop (you can also use ribbon and glue a bow to the top). I started using ribbon but then switched to greenery. How you embellish is up to you. Also, add a loop of yarn or ribbon to the top of the back side of the ornament to hang it on the tree.
Embroidery hoop cuteness overload!
Oh… my… these are ADORABLE! I’m obsessed with plaid, so these are right up my alley and I loved making them. I am currently displaying all my ornaments together on a mini tree in my kitchen! So fun. I love that you can completely customize this craft idea for your taste and use your favorite fabric pattern and desired shapes or wording. So fun!
Don’t have a vinyl cutting machine? No worries!
I still think you can make similar embroidery ornaments using fabric and maybe glue pre-cut felt or white paper embellishments to the front, glue white buttons, or even stencil a design using white craft paint.
Look around your local craft store for some fun ideas, or here are some alternatives I found online to consider:
- small re-usable holiday stencils
- glitter embellishment stickers
- alphabet stickers
- deer head stickers
This craft can also be done on a much larger scale!
I actually bought this beautify made embroidery hoop Christmas decor item at a craft fair this year and am using it on my holiday decorated mantel. It was made basically using the same technique as these smaller ornaments except with a large 12-inch embroidery hoop and different design. Isn’t that pretty!?
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.