Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop!
Pamela · Home On The Corner
My partner is the lovely and talented, Nicki, from Sweet Parrish Place. I was excited to be paired up with Nicki who embraces rustic style (which I adore) and a traditional Christmas palette of reds and greens – colours I have not used for quite some time, but was thrilled to experiment with. After visiting my local craft store multiple times (there were just too many ideas swirling in my head), I finally decided to create this simple DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornament.
Coming in at just under $15, this sweet and simple ornament was a cinch to make and just a little bit addicting, too, with so many possible colour and design combinations to choose from.
To make your own embroidery hoop ornament, you’ll need the following supplies.
- material of choice (here, I’ve chosen to repurpose this inexpensive burlap gift bag)
- 3-inch embroidery hoop
- precision scissors
Step 1: Separate Hoops
An embroidery hoop is made of two pieces, the inner and the outer hoop. To separate the two, simply twist off the screw holding them together. (As you loosen the screw, the outer hoop will slacken and open up, allowing the inner hoop to pop out).
Step 2: Frame Your Material
Taking the inner hoop, place it directly UNDER the image that you want to showcase in your ornament design. Make sure your hoop surrounds the portion you want to be visible. In this case, I wanted to zero in on that deer.
Note: Because I am using very thin material, I chose to use both the front and back of the bag as if it were a single piece of material. Depending on the material you use, you may only need one piece for your design.
Now, taking the outer hoop, place directly OVER the material, pushing down until you feel the inner hoop pushing upwards and popping back into place inside the outer hoop.
Twist the screw back through the metal portion of the outer ring so that the material remains snug inside the hoop.
Step 3: Cut Away Material
Flip the hoop over and cut away the material.
Snip away the excess.
(Optional) You may notice that the portion of material beneath the screw has ‘bubbled’ a bit. Feel free to place a dab of hot glue underneath and press the material firmly against the inner hoop.
Step 4: Add Ribbon
Once your hoop design is finished, you are ready to add a contrasting ribbon of your choice.
Now you have a sweet statement embroidery hoop ornament ready for hanging!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for a DIY embroidery hoop ornament. It was such fun to create a handmade piece to be able to bless someone else with this Christmas 🙂
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