Handmade Gift: 8 Hoop Ornament Ideas

I am continuing with my handmade gift series and sharing eight hoop ornament ideas today.  These are perfect for anyone on your gift giving list.  I have ideas for everyone from grandma to teens to little boys to teachers.  Seriously grab one of the craft tutorials below and make a fabulous handmade gift this year.  This tutorial was actually on Crafts Unleashed last year but I wanted to share it here this year because it is one of my favorites.  
 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Handmade Gift: 8 Hoop Ornament Ideas Supplies:

If you are just making one of the ornaments pictured, be sure to scroll to the tutorial below as you may not need all of the supplies listed.  Products were provided to me by Consumer Crafts but all projects and opinions are my own.

 

 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.
 

State Love Hoop Ornament Tutorial

First up is my state love ornament.  This one would be perfect for anyone who loves where they live.  Even a set of these for someone in the military that includes all of the states they have lived in.  I actually made many of these last year and gave as gifts.  

 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

These are very simple to make.  I used red and white felt but the colors could of course be customized to your gift recipient.  Place your hoop on the sheet of felt and tighten.
 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Cut away most of the excess with a pair of scissors.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Then use a craft knife to trim the felt neatly.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

I then printed my state (Tennessee) on the computer in approximately the size I would need to fill the hoop.  I cut the state out from the paper.  I then laid that on white felt and trimmed around with my craft knife.  Please place an old magazine or something under your work area.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Then place your cutout state on the hoop in the approximate location.  Stitch around with red embroidery thread and stitch a heart in the middle or the approximate location of the town where you live.  First ornament done!

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 

Tree of Love Hoop Ornament Tutorial

Next up is the Tree of Love Ornament for newlyweds or those that still think they are!  Perfect for any couple.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

You will need a scrap piece of fabric for this one as well as a marker.  I used a scrap piece of an off white canvas material.  The marker is from my scrapbook supplies.  I think any thin line marker would do fine

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Draw a faux bois or wood grain pattern on your scrap piece of fabric with your thin line marker.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Place the fabric in your embroidery hoop.  Again repeat the steps that are above in the state love ornament.  Trimming any excess with your craft knife.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Then cut out a heart from felt (I used white).  I embroidered an arrow and “R + A” on my heart.  This is supposed to be reminiscent of a carving on a tree.  Fall in love all over again with this ornament.  We have our second handmade gift complete.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 

Button Tree Hoop Ornament Tutorial

I just had to make one using buttons.  I love working with buttons in my craft projects.  My button tree ornament would be perfect to give as a gift or keep for your own tree.

 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

I laid out the buttons I wanted to use before I even started.  Making sure I had the correct placement and number of buttons that I wanted.  I then followed the State Love Ornament tutorial above as far as putting my felt in the hoop.  The buttons were stitched on with embroidery thread.  Simple and easy don’t ya think.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 

Teacher Gift Hoop Ornament Tutorial

One of my absolute faves  is the Teacher Gift Ornament!  I love this idea.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Again you follow the instructions in the State Love section above for inserting your felt into the hoop.  I then drew on the felt with a disappearing ink marker to lay out my stitches.  It is very  hard to see the writing in pictures but it was enough for my to use as a guide.  I did the stitching for the “paper lines” first then the stitching for the name.  I love how it turned out.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 

Rainbow Name Hoop Ornament Tutorial

The exact same methods apply to my Rainbow Name Ornament.  This one is perfect for any little girl from newborn to teen.  Again use a disappearing ink marker to layout your design.  Then put their name in a rainbow!

 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 

Goth Skull Hoop Ornament Tutorial

Now I did say there would be an ornament for everyone on your list right?  What about those pesky boys?  You know the ones that are so hard to buy for.  So I asked my seven year old what type of ornament he would like.  Dinosaurs?  Trucks?  What did he say….a skull.  The Goth Skull Ornament was born.  You gotta give em what they want right?  I just free handed the stitching on this one.  You could lay out the design with chalk on the black felt and it should wipe off after you are done.
 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 

Doily Hoop Ornament Tutorial

What about grandma?  Or even those of us that are grandmas at heart?  A Doily Ornament is the perfect gift.
 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 
I used a vintage doily that I had at home but there are a wide variety of doilies for sale on Consumer Crafts.  Size it to your embroidery hoop.
 
Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.
 
Then just insert the felt and the doily at the same time and pull tight.  Tighten the screw on the hoop.  Turn it over, trim the excess with an craft knife, and you have an ornament ready for display or gift giving!

 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 

Team Spirit Hoop Ornament Tutorial

Last but not least, are you ready for some team spirit?  The Team Spirit Ornament is perfect for sports fans, college students, or even high school students.

 

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

 
I used scraps of ribbon in my daughter’s college colors.  Just cut either scrap ribbon or fabric into triangles.  Put your felt in the embroidery hoop.  Add the triangles with embroidery thread.  Then layout the name with disappearing ink and stitch.
 
Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Each of the ornaments got a ribbon to hang by.  I actually just threaded the ribbon through the screw portion of the hoop and tied it.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

Show everyone on your gift list a little extra love by adding a hoop ornament to their present this year.  These are also the perfect small and personalized gift for those in your office or friends that deserve a meaningful but small gift.  My hoop ornament ideas are for everyone on your list.  I hope you have enjoyed this installment of our handmade gift series.

Handmade Gift Idea:  8 hoop ornaments that can be given as gifts this year.  Ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

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Stay tuned for even more handmade gifts!
 

Comments

  1. says

    All 8 are to die for.. they are the perfect thing to bring a smile on the face of our loved ones. My favorite one is the TREE OF LOVE ORNAMENT. The title is so catchy. How did it strike you? :p

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