I volunteered to participate in a Christmas Ornament Exchange put on through Live Laugh Rowe. I was assigned a lovely lady to make an ornament for (hence, my note above) and will be sending it out to her this week.
I have been wanting to create some Embroidery Hoops forever. I literally drool every time I see Oh My Little Dears whipping up simple stunning ones for her dining room. I decided I would make some and turn them into ornaments. These were so fun and easy to create.
Using the black and white polka dot cloth, I covered the embroidery hoop. Then, I made a wreath with my gold pipe cleaner and wrapped the ends around each other.
Next, I cut three small leaves out of some green and white polka dot ribbon.
I hot.glued the wreath, leaves and a few small red poms onto the hoop. I almost stopped here, loving the simplicity of it.
Instead of stopping, I added a few additional embellishments. I found a small paper tag and wrote, “NOEL” with a gold Sharpie marker. After adding a few fun ribbons and some bells, it felt done.
I hot.glued the tag and ribbons onto the ornament and enjoyed the festive feel!
I could have easily taken the store bought route and just bought something cute at Target, but I am so glad I joined this homemade ornament exchange.
Will you be making any homemade ornaments this year?