Created by: House Homemade
Hello! I’m Jessica from House Homemade and I’m so happy to be invited by fabric.com to tell you about this super simple, big impact Christmas craft I made.
These ornaments made from awesome fabric I picked from fabric.com and small embroidery hoops. They can be displayed in your tree. They can be strung as a garland. They can be hung from your windows. Anything! But the best part? The fabric choice isn’t permanent so you can change your Christmas décor style, color or theme Every. Single. Year. Yay for versatility! Psst. Here are the hoop ornaments I made last year.
It’s a little early but since Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year, I’ve had my decorating wheels turning for a bit and think this is where I’m headed with my décor this year.
I thrifted this beautiful blanket a couple months ago thinking 1. It’s the happiest blanket of all times…I must add it to my collection. And 2. It would make an awesome, fun, whimsical Christmas tree skirt. Did you know you don’t even have to use an actual tree skirt as a tree skirt? It never occurred to me until last year.
With this great blanket in mind, I thought about the staples we have at Christmas and then the colors I used year-round in our home. Our red gingham stockings are a must. Green is a big deal around here and a fair amount of pink. With these things in mind, I chose a few Cotton + Steel fabrics that I love. (I love all of their fabrics. They’re so fun and pretty.)
I picked this as my show stopper. It includes the red we use in our décor and has a little bit of blue to work with the blue in the blanket and in the ribbon I’ll be using.
Fabric 2: Printshop Moons Pink
This one pulls in the pink that is sprinkled throughout our house and the lighter backdrop will help them to stand out when they’re on display in our tree.
Fabric 3: Add it Up Lollipop
Tip: Pay attention to the scale of the fabrics by looking at the ruler below each one. This last one is very small scale but pulls in green—my favorite—and still has the lighter background to stand out in the tree.
I chose the 4” embroidery hoops but depending on the size of your tree, you might be able to get away with using larger ones.
You unscrew the tops of the embroidery hoops. They’re made up of two rings with the outside ring being tightened to hold the inside ring in. Put the fabric, right side down, on top of the outside of the hoop.
Adjust the fabric over the outside hoop making sure it’s not wrinkled (or crooked if it’s a directional fabric). Also, make sure you position it as close to the edge as you can so that you don’t have much waste.
Push the inside hoop over the fabric and into the outside hoop. Continue to adjust the fabric to keep in straight, pulled tight and close to the edge.
Tighten the screw on the outside hoop again.
Using fabric scissors cut the extra fabric away from the back part of the hoop. Cut as close to the edge as possible. If you tightened it enough, the fabric won’t slip and the finished product will look nicer without scraps hanging off the back.
Don’t they look so pretty? I love how they turned out and how nice they all look together.
Like I said, from here they could be strung together as a garland. They would be so cute one attached to each stocking as a stocking tag with an initial or a name printed on top of the fabric. They’d be nice hanging from a window as ornaments for the neighbors to view. Ours will end up in our tree as ornaments. You could tie them up by strings, but I like placing them in between branches to sit on the boughs.
I created this post in October and in efforts to not annoy my sweet husband or confuse my sweet kids, I put the hoops in a cedar tree outside instead of dragging out Christmas tree out so early.
I hope you love this project. It’s one of my favorites. It’s so versatile. Simple. Casual. Crafty. Perfect for the kind of Christmas tree I love. For more quick and easy DIY’s make sure you come over and visit my blog, House Homemade. Big thanks to Fabric.com for having me. Happy Holidays, y’all!