December 10, 2013

Mistletoe Embroidery Hoop Art

Place your fabric in the embroidery hoop. Begin by writing “merry kisses” in a curve along the bottom of the hoop with a disappearing ink marker. You can hand write this or use the pattern I’ve provided for you.

Merry Kisses Hoop

Embroider your letters using a simple back stitch. If you need instructions you can find them on my Embroidery: How To Do That page.

merry kisses embroidery

Now cut out your mistletoe leaf shapes. I have some shapes on the pattern for you as a guide, but you can alter these for different shapes and lengths. You’ll just want to make sure you have some of each color of felt and some that are long and short.

Mistletoe leaves

Start gluing your leaves on the fabric. This can be done in any way you like. I chose to make two “stems” of mistletoe, and brought them to a point together at the top. You can use hot glue, felt or tacky glue for this.

gluing mistletoe to fabric

Cut out some tiny little berries from red felt and glue them around the mistletoe leaves.

adding berries to mistletoe

Pop your fabric back in the hoop and try and keep the top of the mistletoe so it’s not in the center of the open section of the hoop. Trim the back of the fabric and finish the back of the hoop by gluing the trimmed fabric to the inside of the hoop. If you want, you can finish the back by gluing on a circle of felt.

trimming fabric in hoop

Make a red felt bow (you can find instructions and a pattern for this bow here) and glue it to the top of your hoop. Finish by adding some ribbon or bakers twine for hanging the hoop.

gluing blow to hoop art

Now you have a sweet mistletoe hoop art to hang up or put on your tree!

Merry Kisses Misteltoe Ornament

Mistletoe Hoop Ornament

I hope you like it!

I’d love for you to check out my other tutorials – if you like Christmas hoop art you might like my “Elf” inspired Hoop Art too!


Bev’s ideas are always so clever, and her site is brimming with terrific ideas for a wonderful holiday!

She mentioned her Elf Hoop Art above. Isn’t it adorable? (That is one of our favorite Christmas movies.)

I also love her snow globe necklace!


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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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3 Responses to Mistletoe Embroidery Hoop Art

  1. GerberaGirl December 10, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    So cute! but Mistletoe has white berries…

  2. Beverly {Flamingo Toes} December 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Thanks so much for having me Amy!! :)

  3. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe December 17, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    SO super cute, Bev! I don’t think we have any mistletoe in the house this year. This would be perfect for us to bring out each year!

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