Only 12 days to go until Christmas…as if I need to remind you. “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a new craft for my bare tree.” Is that not how it goes? Oh. Well, in case your tree is always a work in progress like mine, I’ve got a quick and easy tree update for you. By the way, I would love to be the person who can make a tree look effortless yet magazine-worthy, so that I can just enjoy it instead of tinkering with it for the entire month, but alas…I have yet to master the art of decorating a Christmas tree. My theory is that I’m too cheap. Decorations have to be AMASSED for a tree to look good, probably, and I’m just unwilling to spend that kind of dough, y’all. So each year I get a little closer to the look I want, and this year…yep, a bit closer. But still not perfect.
Anyhoo, here’s a great way to add pops of color to your tree for cheap. And this was sooooo fast. Definitely the quickest craft of the holiday season for me, and instantly gratifying because these little cuties achieved exactly what I wanted them to.
Embroidery Hoop Ornaments
Nap Rating = 1 nap, unless you’re making dozens upon dozens. I made a whopping 6 (told ya I was cheap) and it took all of 10 minutes, if that.
Tools & Materials
- 3-inch embroidery hoops
- Fabric in pattern of your choice (I used a bit less than 1/8 of a yard for 6 ornaments)
- Ribbon in color of your choice
- Separate the embroidery hoop.
- Cut enough fabric to fit inside the hoop, leaving enough to pull taut when the hoop is tightened.
- Place the fabric square on top of the smaller hoop, put the larger hoop on top (making sure your pattern is centered), and tighten the screw.
- Trim the excess fabric.
- Loop a ribbon around the screw and tie a knot at the top.
Truth be told, my craft store only had 6 of this size of embroidery hoop, or I would’ve bought more. I’d like to add some blue and green ones, too. Maybe next year our tree will look like I want it to.