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DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments

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More Christmas Crafts

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!

DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – finished and in a group of 11

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 Christmas Ornaments – Hoops, ribbons, and plaid

DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Supplies Needed:

Directions: 

DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – vinyl cutouts

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.


DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – applying the decal2. 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.


DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – the finished ornament

3. Open the embroidery hoop and place the fabric inside of it, centered. Secure the hoop back together.


DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – hot gluing the ribbon

4. Turn the ornament over and hot glue the remaining fabric to the back of the embroidery hoop.


DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – the front of the ornament

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.


DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – a small tree decorated with the ornaments

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!


DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – working with the cricut appliques

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:


DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments – large hoop on the mantel

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.


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Comments 12

  1. Jennifer

    These are beautiful can you make me some nice

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Jennifer!!

      • Jennifer

        Seriously would love to have some

  2. brindhaG

    Very pretty and creative Lina. Doesnt look hard for a beginner.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! And thanks so much!!

  3. Thao

    Oh. My GOODNESS. These are absolutely adorable. Love your creative ideas, Lina!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thank you so much Thao!!

  4. Marisela

    Love the fabric! Where can I get it?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Joann – thanks and great question!

  5. Leslie S.

    Cute! For those without a Cricut, you can get a slightly more rustic (but equally cute) look by cross-stitching on waste canvas. You cut the waste canvas away from the material after you’ve completed stitching. There are tons of free holiday cross-stitch patterns online. Make it easy by stitching the entire in one color as shown here.

  6. Marisela

    Thank you

  7. Deborah

    These are super cute!! I’m actually hosting a group of ladies TONIGHT and decided to make these for our craft time!! YAY!!! However, I don’t have the iron on decals…. I did buy some stencils and sponge brushes, but I wasn’t sure what kind of paint would work…. do you have any suggestions? Have you ever painted on flannel before? I have some left over chalk paints that was kinda thinking of using…. but I started thinking last night that it may be way too thin!! Any advice would be welcome! I can run by the store on my way home! 🙂

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