Well, not really! I’m just getting some ornaments ready for our Cookie Swap the first of December. I usually try to make some kind of little ornament for those sweet girls who give up their Saturday morning to start celebrating Christmas – and sharing delicious cookies – with my girls and me. This is #22 or #23 for this annual tradition but I start early getting the ornaments ready.
I went to my favorite resource, Pinterest, and found these ornaments that are easy but also use my favorite craft – embroidery.
Resource: Flamingo Toes and Isa Sin appelido
I thought these looked easy enough, so I ordered two sets of 3” wooden hoops from Amazon (Art Cove, 12 pieces for $14.77), pom poms (Blulu Pompoms, 500 pieces for $6.99), and bought some black cotton fabric (1 yard was plenty for this project) from Hobby Lobby and off I went!
First, I free-handed the words onto the black fabric with a white colored pencil (if I was using a lighter fabric I could have put the pattern underneath it and traced, but the black was too dark). I used the patterns provided by Flamingo Toes below:
I traced around the 3” hoop and added enough to actually stay in the hoop and traced a second piece for the backing. It doesn’t look black here, but trust me it is!
Then I started stitching with embroidery thread divided into 3 threads.
Once they were all finished, I hot-glued on the backing above, glued on the pom poms and looped the ribbon through. This shows the backing via Flamingo Toes:
Flamingo Toes used braid with pom poms attached, but I went the cheaper route and used individual ones. Here they are drying in my office – 24 all finished!
Hope you’re enjoying the end of October and getting some great ideas and inspiration for December!