Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments are trending this year so I just had to get in on the fun and make one or three!
You can DIY embroider hoop Christmas ornaments pretty quickly. The great thing about these is that you can match them to your Christmas tree theme using whatever color scheme you want.
Plaid is making its debut into our Christmas decor this year in a big way! What better way to add some plaid onto the tree than a few DIY ornaments?
Looking for ideas to decorate your Christmas tree this year? See these decorated Christmas trees and more DIY ornament ideas.
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How To Make A Red Plaid Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament
- Small piece of scrap plaid fabric
- Small piece of ribbon to use for hanging
- 4″ Wood Embroidery Hoop
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint Christmas Red
- E6000 Glue
- Red Glitter Ribbon (Michael’s or Hobby Lobby)
- Christmas Pick (Michael’s or Hobby Lobby)
- Spray Starch
Thrift store fabric from a gown
I picked up the classic old-fashioned red plaid long-sleeve flannel gown at a thrift store. 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?
First, I painted the wood embroidery hoop red. I didn’t want the raw wood showing on my Christmas tree.
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 it to fit. Set aside while you measure and cut the fabric.
Step 3 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 ironing!
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. The flannel gown fabric wasn’t as stiff as I would have liked so I starched each piece three times to get it good and firm. It worked quite well.
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 this in one of the finished pictures.
Step 6 Closing the fabric into the hoop
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.
Step 7 Adding a Christmas floral pick
Finally, I used the E6000 to glue the Christmas picks to the front of each embroidery hoop Christmas ornament. 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 and I didn’t want the white edge to show.
Tie a small piece of ribbon around the screw of the embroidery hoop to use for hanging your new embroidery hoop ornament on the tree.
It actually all breaks down to 3 things
- Paint the hoop
- Put the fabric on the hoop
- Glue the Christmas pick to the hoop
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!
I hope you are inspired to make your own DIY embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments. Be sure to tell me about yours in the comments section below. I love hearing from you!
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