Merry and Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Hello friends! Can you believe it’s 10 days until Christmas?!  I officially declare this week gong show week…the week where I tackle my #paniclist.  I was chatting with my friend Tara of Suburble, and she referred to a Christmas To-Do list as a panic list.  Best description everrrrrr.  So that is what I’m doing this week…mildly panicking and getting things done!  Needless to say, I can’t wait until the weekend!

Anyway, I’m still full tilt and knee deep in Christmas planning and gift giving.  Thankfully I’m all done our decorating.  As part of our decorating I made these Merry & Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments for our tree this year, and I wanted to share them with you in case you needed a last minute hostess or teacher or friend gift.  I originally shared this idea as part of Jenn’s Trim the Tree Party today over at Clean & Scentsible!

These ornaments are inexpensive (less than $4 each), and so easy to make…even the kids can get in on the fun!

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Tree Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

All you need are small embroidery hoops – about 3 inches wide (I found mine in the yarn section at Michaels for about $1.50 each) and some pretty ribbon.  2 things.  That’s it!

  • Just cut the ribbon to 5 inches in length (or at least long enough to overlap the small inner loop by about an inch on each side).
  • Lay the ribbon out on to the small inner loop of the embroidery hoop, in the pattern you want.
  • Then lay the outer loop of the embroidery hoop over the ribbon and smaller loop, then tighten it up.  You might have to pull the ribbon to make it tight.
  • Trim off the excess ribbon, then add a pretty ribbon for hanging.
  • SO easy!

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Tree Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

I made a bunch in different colours…black and gold, red and white, white and black.

Merry & Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

Then I completely switched gears and made some in pink and silver, pink and gold, and turquoise and silver.  So pretty.

Merry & Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

So sparkly and pretty!

Merry & Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

Isn’t it amazing all the things you can make with embroidery hoops?

Merry & Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

Have fun with these ornaments…use different colours, patterns and textures!  Add bells to the hanging ribbon,  try different sizes…the pretty possibilities are endless.  SO fun!  I hope you make some for your tree!

Happy Holidays!

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    December 15, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    These turned out so super cute, I really like the ones with sequins!

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    December 16, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    LOVE them Jo-Anna!! I’m especially in love with all the sparkly ones!!! PINNING!

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    December 16, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Yes – the panic list! It’s what I have on my fridge right now! I love these ornaments, Jo-Anna – they’re gorgeous!
    I have some embroidery hoops that are sitting in the craft room, just waiting for some creativity!

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