Handmade Gift: 8 Hoop Ornament Ideas Supplies:
- Embroidery Hoops (3 inch for the small and 4 inch for the large)
- Felt in Red and White
- Embroidery Thread (this pack is a great value)
- Disappearing Ink Marker
- Craft Knife
- Embroidery Needle
- Scrap Fabric
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.
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.
Cut away most of the excess with a pair of scissors.
Then use a craft knife to trim the felt neatly.
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.
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!
Tree of Love Hoop Ornament TutorialNext up is the Tree of Love Ornament for newlyweds or those that still think they are! Perfect for any couple.
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
Draw a faux bois or wood grain pattern on your scrap piece of fabric with your thin line marker.
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.
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.
Button Tree Hoop Ornament TutorialI 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.
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.
Teacher Gift Hoop Ornament TutorialOne of my absolute faves is the Teacher Gift Ornament! I love this idea.
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.
Rainbow Name Hoop Ornament TutorialThe 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!
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.
Doily Hoop Ornament Tutorial
What about grandma? Or even those of us that are grandmas at heart? A Doily Ornament is the perfect gift.
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.
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!
Team Spirit Hoop Ornament TutorialLast 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.
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.
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.
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.
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