Every year I make some new homemade Christmas ornaments for our tree. Since I’ve been doing a lot of embroidery lately, I decided that my tree needed a little embroidery hoop ornament. I came up with this simple Christmas embroidery pattern and framed it in a three inch hoop. The perfect size for a Christmas ornament!
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Supplies for Christmas Embroidery Ornaments
To make this embroidered Christmas ornament, you’ll need:
- free Christmas embroidery pattern (instructions to download at the bottom of this post)
- 3 inch embroidery hoop
- embroidery floss (colors listed on pattern)
- felt for backing
- small ribbon
Stitching Embroidered Ornament Decorations
This pattern is pretty easy to stitch up. It’s a tiny hoop, so you just need to make your stitches nice and small. The small leaves are a mix between a fishbone stitch and satin stitch. You can see how I make them in this video.
Embroidery Christmas Ornaments with Hoops
If you’re new to embroidery, the shapes and letters on a small ornament like this might be difficult. Remember to take your time and use very small stitches, especially on the curves.
Embroidering Merry Christmas
The lettering is a back stitch. I did two rows of back stitch for the thicker parts and a single row for the thinner parts. Take a look at my video on how to embroider letters by hand. The little berries are French knots.
Embroidered Ornaments Lettering
You can embroider different words on your ornament if you want. Things like “Merry and Bright” or “Joy to the World” would be cute. You could also customize it with your family’s last name and the year. Endless possibilities!
Choose any font you like and embroider the letters using these techniques on my How to Embroider Letters post.
Finishing Embroidered Christmas Ornaments
When you finish, you’ll want to back your hoop with a round piece of felt, so the back of your stitches doesn’t show. You can stitch the felt on or use hot glue. If you use glue, just make sure none of it gets on the back of your embroidered fabric. If you’d like to stitch it on, check out my post on how to back and embroidery hoop with felt. Tie a small ribbon around the top to hang your ornament. Melt the ends of the ribbon with a lighter or use a product to keep them from fraying, and you’re done!
I hope you enjoy making this embroidery hoop Christmas ornament. I can’t decide if I want to give it away as a gift or keep it for myself! I’m leaning towards keeping it. Have a wonderful Christmas!
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