If you love all things handmade, especially during the holidays, try out these DIY embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments!
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Is your tree all made up for Christmas? Could you use a few last-minute, handmade, ornament ideas? I’ve got you covered! These DIY embroidery hoop ornaments will look beautiful and festive on your tree this year.
Handmade ornaments give your Christmas tree an old fashioned and personalized feel. I love a put together Christmas tree with matching, styled ornaments. But there is just something SO special about handmade ornaments!
I’ve seen SO many cuuuute ornament ideas in blog land with embroidery hoops. You can use all different kinds of fabric to match your decor, old sweaters, iron-on decals, etc.
Since we LOVE all things old-fashioned here, I went with a vintage Christmas fabric for some, and a classic, basket weave pattern on the others. They are easy and quick to make, and could double as a few other things for Christmas besides just ornaments.
DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornament Supplies
For the Fabric Hoops
- 3″ or 4″ wooden embroidery hoops
- Christmas fabric
- faux cranberry embellishments
- velvet ribbon
- glue gun
For the Ribbon Hoops
- 3″ or 4″ wooden embroidery hoops
- two different colors/styles of ribbon
- double-sided tape
DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornament Instructions
Most of the supplies needed are just general crafting supplies, besides the actual embroidery hoops. If you don’t already have embroidery hoops you can get some online like I did HERE. Either 3″ or 4″ hoops would work great, or a combination of both; different sizes would be really cute!
Fabric with Cranberries Style
For the fabric embroidery hoops, start by unscrewing the larger hoop from the smaller hoop. Place a piece of fabric over top of the the larger hoop and cut out a square just bigger than the hoop.
Lay the fabric on top of the smaller hoop, right side up, and secure the larger hoop over top of it, screwing it in to tighten it. Trim off the excess fabric. Use a skinny string, bakers twin, thin ribbon, etc. to tie a bow at the top of the hoop to hang it from.
Now tie a piece of ribbon in a coordinating fabric onto the top of the hoop on the metal part. (I used a red velvet and it seemed perfectly festive!)
Use your glue gun to secure a small branch of berries (or other adornments) to the top of the hoop near the ribbon. I got a few snippets of faux berries from Target, and I just cut off small bunches in the size I wanted. Now you should be finished!
Basket Weave Style
For the basket weave ornament, unscrew the larger hoop from the smaller hoop. Cut out three pieces of ribbon each in two different coordinating colors, just bigger than the diameter of the hoop.
Now, you can either use double-sided tape, a glue stick, etc. Put a small piece of glue or tape on the top and bottom center of the hoop. Place your first ribbon on it and hold it in place until it dries. Secure two more ribbon pieces on either side of the center one, in the same color.
With your coordinating color, you’ll want to do the same thing, but this time weave the center one in and out of the ribbon that’s already there. And do the same for the ribbon pieces on the sides, but alternate the weave. Just like a pie crust lattice!
Once all of the ribbon pieces have been secured, Place your large embroidery hoop on top and screw it tight. Trim off the excess ribbon on the back side. Tie a piece of string, baker’s twine, thin ribbon, etc. to the top to hang it from. All done!
Other Uses for Your DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornaments
Of course these make a beautiful ornament, but they could also be used for a few other things around Christmas time.
If you know how to embroider, you can embroider a friend or family members name on the fabric ones and give it as a gift. If you do this you could also use it as a name-tag or gift topper!
Use the string to attach it to a basket of handmade goodies. We love making small boxes of Christmas cookies this time of year to give out to friends or family. These would be so cute on top of each box to spruce it up.
I hope you enjoy your DIY embroidery hoop ornaments and you have fun making them. Let me know in the comments below if you make your own ornaments at Christmastime and your favorite kinds to make!