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.
Embroider your letters using a simple back stitch. If you need instructions you can find them on my Embroidery: How To Do That page.
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.
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.
Cut out some tiny little berries from red felt and glue them around the mistletoe leaves.
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.
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.
Now you have a sweet mistletoe hoop art to hang up or put on your tree!
I hope you like it!
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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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.