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!
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!
I made a bunch in different colours…black and gold, red and white, white and black.
Then I completely switched gears and made some in pink and silver, pink and gold, and turquoise and silver. So pretty.
So sparkly and pretty!
Isn’t it amazing all the things you can make with embroidery hoops?
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!