DIY Christmas ornaments are such a fun way to spruce up Christmas decorations, and they add such a personal touch to the holidays. In addition to being beautiful hung on the tree, ornaments make terrific gift tags, and they are wonderful used as stocking labels, too! Today, I’m sharing a bright, fun and super easy tutorial for how to craft monogram embroidery hoop ornaments with just a few basic supplies. This project is no-sew, low-budget, and perfect for creating with kids. This would also be a great one to make with a group of friends at a craft night or other gathering!
For this project, you will need…
- 4-inch embroidery hoop
- Acrylic paint and foam brush
- Small scraps of fabric in assorted designs/colors
- Adhesive craft foam
- Computer and printer
- Hot glue
- Assorted embellishments (optional)
- Paint the outer piece of the embroidery hoop with the acrylic paint and foam brush, and set aside to dry completely.
- Stretch a piece of fabric inside the hoop, and trim away the excess around the sides.
- Adhere a piece of fabric to the sticky side of the adhesive foam, as shown. Use your computer and printer to create a letter template. (My letter G is here in Carton font at 200 pixels.) Trace the template in reverse on the foam side of the piece and cut the letter out.
- Cut a 3-inch circle that from an additional piece of foam/fabric.
- Using hot glue, affix the circle piece to the center of the ornament. Affix the monogram on top of the circle, and embellish further with buttons, wood shapes, etc., if desired.
- Loop a piece of twine through the metal portion at the top of the hoop, as shown, to use as a hanger.
- Finish by affixing a pretty bow to the top of the ornament with hot glue.
Your monogram ornament is complete! Wasn’t that easy?
Being a southern girl, I just love adding monograms to all sorts of things. This same foam and fabric technique would be perfect for making dimensional letters for signs, banners, and more!
Wanting even more handmade Christmas ornament inspiration? Check out these other fun ideas!
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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.