Handmade Gift Idea: Wow this Christmas Embroidery Designs – Noel HoopDIY makes a wonderful handmade gift. Easy step by step instructions and pictures. I love this handmade Christmas ornament and how beautiful it is, perfect for the holidays.
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Every year I try to make a few handmade ornaments for the holidays. But we all know what a busy time of year it can be, so I like making ornaments that look great but aren’t a HUGE investment of time. I think this one certainly fits that description!
Here’s what you’ll need:
–4-inch embroidery hoop
-100% cotton fabric (white)
-Air erasable disappearing marker (Dritz’s “The Fine Line” marker is shown here)
-6” x 9” sheet of each – light green and dark green wool felt (the felt I’ve used here is from Benzie Design on Etsy, and the colors are “Fern” and “Moss”)
–DMC embroidery floss (#890 Dark Green and #3846 Aqua Blue)
-18 inches of 3/8” wide decorative ribbon
-(3) 8mm beads in the color of your choice for the holly berries
-Felt or decorative card stock for your hoop backing
-12 inches of cording or ribbon for the ornament hanger
-Cool melt glue gun
–Back Stitch –Chain Stitch –French Knot -Running Stitch
Christmas Embroidery Designs – Noel Hoop Ornament DIY
Step One – Preparing The Hoop
-Stretch your fabric in the 4 inch hoop, making sure it is stretched very tightly with no wrinkles or saggy spots. Tighten the screw on the hoop as tightly as you can.
-Trim the excess fabric around the edge to about 1 inch.
-Print the “noël” pattern and cut it out on the dotted line. Place this pattern behind the stretched fabric, making sure it is straight. Tape the pattern in place.
-Hold the hoop up to a bright light or sunny window and trace “noël” onto the fabric with the air erasable marker.
Step Two – Stitching “noël”
-Use 3 strands of DMC #3846 to chain stitch “noël.”
-Use 2 strands of the same thread to make two small french knots above the “e.” (If you don’t want to make french knots, you can always simply stitch two small “Xs” instead of the french knots.)
Step Three – Making the Holly Leaves
-Print and cut out the holly leaf pattern. Trace one leaf onto the light green felt and two leaves onto the dark green felt with the disappearing marker. (If you are unable to see the disappearing marker on the dark green felt, you can use a black Ultra-Fine Sharpie marker instead.)
-Cut out the leaves.
-Put a tiny, TINY dot of cool melt glue in the center of each leaf and pinch the felt so the leaf is slightly 3-dimensional.
-Sew 3 long back stitches along the center of each leaf. These stitches will help to hide any glue that might be showing down the center of the leaf.
Step Four – Assembling The Hoop
—Use the glue gun to glue the three holly leaves in place as shown. Make sure to leave enough space for the beads.
-Sew (3) 8mm beads at the top of the holly leaves.
-Tie a bow in the center of the 3/8” wide ribbon. Glue the center of the bow above “noël.” Then glue the tails of the bow in place and trim the ends to the desired length.
Step Five – Finishing The Hoop
-With 3-6 strands of DMC floss (any color), sew a running stitch around the edge of the excess fabric.
-Pull the stitches to gather the fabric to the center back of the hoop and knot the thread securely.
-Trace the outside edge of the hoop onto felt or decorative card stock and cut this circle out so it is slightly smaller than your traced line.
-Glue the felt (or paper) to the back of the hoop.
-Cut 12 inches of cording or narrow ribbon, tie the ends together and loop it through the screw at the top of the hoop to create the ornament hanger.
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More Lolli and Grace Patterns If you enjoyed this project, you might also enjoy one of these PDF patterns from Lolli and Grace (or any one of the many lovely patterns available at www.lolliandgrace.etsy.com).
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