Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments are trending this year so I just had to get in on the fun and make one or three!
Plaid is making it’s debut into our Christmas decor this year in a big way! What better way to add some plaid onto the tree but a few DIY ornaments.
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How To Make A Red Plaid Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament
- Small piece of scrap plaid fabric
- 4″ Wood Embroidery Hoop
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint Christmas Red
- E6000 Glue
- Red Glitter Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
- Christmas Pick (Hobby Lobby)
- Spray Starch
I picked up the classic old fashioned red plaid long sleeve flannel gown at a thrift store about two years ago. It’s ankle length and just a wonderful old piece waiting patiently for me to put it to good use. Isn’t it perfect for Christmas crafting! As you can see, she lost one arm already. It’s being used for these embroidery hoop ornaments.
First we paint the wood embroidery hoop.
Paint the inside and outer edges of the small hoop. No need to paint the outside edge as it will be hidden by the fabric. Only paint the outer edges of the large hoop as shown.
Next measure and cut the glitter ribbon for the outside of the top hoop. Just wrap it around then cut to fit. Set aside while you measure and cut the fabric.
It is time to cut the plaid fabric. I ironed my scrap piece first. Any crafting with fabric will always involve the iron!
After ironing lay the larger hoop onto the fabric. Using a pencil draw a big circle around the perimeter of the hoop. You want it to be larger than the ring so you can pull it tight and center the plaid to your liking. Excess is fine since we can trim it off.
Once you are finished marking your fabric using the top hoop you can glue the glitter ribbon onto the outside of the ring. While the glue is drying, Starch and Iron the fabric. Because I repurposed a vintage plaid flannel gown the fabric wasn’t as stiff as I would have liked. I starched each piece three times to get it good and firm.
I went back after adding the ribbon and painted the edge again including the white portion of the ribbon which was showing. You will be able to notice in one of the finished pictures.
Place the cut fabric on top of the small hoop.
Next set the top hoop into place.
Now is the time for pattern placement if you wish to center the plaid a certain way which I did. I tried to center the plaid the exact same on each of the three ornaments I made.
Trim the excess from the back. Notice the painted areas of the small hoop visible on the back.
Finally I used the E6000 to glue on the Christmas picks to the front. I selected Christmas picks because I love them and apparently lots of other folks do too because Hobby Lobby has two whole rows of them to select from!
You can notice in the above photo that painting the white edge of the ribbon was necessary. That ribbon is quite thick!
These Red Plaid Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments were super easy to make. I have seen a multitude of different ornament ideas using embroidery hoops this year! There will be a few in the links below from my fellow bloggers. Please scroll down and find some new DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas you can do this year!
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