DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornaments – Easy to Make & So Festive for Christmas
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These DIY embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments are the perfect addition to your tree.
Love making your own Christmas ornaments?
Consider making these beautiful and simple DIY embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments! They’re so darned cute using a trendy Buffalo Plaid print, but feel free to customize them to your liking.
This would be such a fun craft night idea to create with friends, especially if you used monograms or names as the vinyl cut out!
I try to make a homemade ornament 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 DIY decor pieces I’ve ever made. 🤩
Don’t have a vinyl cutting machine? No worries!
You can make similar embroidery ornaments using the same fabric but different appliques. You could glue pre-cut felt or white paper embellishments to the front, glue white buttons, or even stencil a design using white craft paint. You could also order pre-cut vinyl shapes and words from an Etsy shop.
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
Embroidery Hoop OrnamentsPrint
- 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
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.
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 — do not iron directly on the vinyl.
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.
Open the embroidery hoop and place the fabric inside of it, centered. Secure the hoop back together.
Turn the ornament over and hot glue the remaining fabric to the back of the embroidery hoop.
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, but how you embellish is up to you. Add a loop of yarn or ribbon to the top of the backside 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. Last year, I displayed all my ornaments together on a mini Christmas tree in my kitchen!
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!
This Christmas craft can also be done on a much larger scale!
I bought a beautifully 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 designs. So pretty!
Here’s another simple Christmas craft using oranges and cloves to make pomander balls!
These are beautiful can you make me some nice
Seriously would love to have some
Very pretty and creative Lina. Doesnt look hard for a beginner.
Oh good! And thanks so much!!
Oh. My GOODNESS. These are absolutely adorable. Love your creative ideas, Lina!
Oh thank you so much Thao!!
Love the fabric! Where can I get it?
Joann – thanks and great question!
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.
What is waste canvas? Thanks!
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! 🙂
Did u ever get/use any paint? If so, what type was it ?
These are so cute! I’m in love with the red pickup truck with the tree … STILL! I know it’s been around now for a couple maybe three or more! years but I cannot get enough of it!!
I’m ordering some hoops and fabric from Amazon– If I order 4″ hoops what size fabric squares would I need? Do you think a 5″ square is large enough? I love this tutorial!!
Hmm..maybe so or a little bigger just in case. I just cut mine myself from a larger piece of fabric.
Hi, Love these designs. I’ve never used a cutting machine but am considering. Can I design individual designs, would like to personalise these with names?
Love this idea. I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks! Yes this is a fun craft!
Is the fabric cotton?
Yes, great question thanks!
I made some of these as gifts last year, and they came out great! I love how you can customize it for each person. I made one with the Mandalorian, one with Among Us, etc.
Oh how fun! Thanks for sharing!
super cute ! I would go to the next step and paint the hoops first
can’t wait to try this
Great idea, Paula! Glad you loved this idea! Happy crafting! 🤗🎄
I made these last year as a cute addition to Christmas gifts! Everyone loved them and they were so easy and super cute. Thanks, Lina, for the great craft!
Oh yay!! I love to hear that Laurie! Thanks for coming back to tell me. 🙂