Stenciled Embroidery Hoop Ornaments – 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop
Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop!
My partner was Terri from Christmas Tree Lane, who decorates with traditional Christmas colors of green, red, gold, and lots of sparkle. Since I love traditional colors and bling too, I couldn’t wait to create an ornament for her. In fact, I had so much fun that I created a few ‘Stenciled Embroidery Hoop Ornaments’ for our tree too!
Check out all of the hosts’ handmade ornaments at the end of the post.
Stenciled Embroidery Hoop Ornaments
- 3 – 3″ or 4″ embroidery hoops
- 1 FolkArt Laser Cut Painting Stencil, 30949 Suzani Splendor
- metallic green, red, and gold acrylic paint
- clear craft glue
- green and red glitter
- Sparkle Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer
- Stencil Brush
- white fabric
- skewer or toothpick
- green, red, gold ribbon, string, or trim
Paint embroidery hoops and let completely dry.
Stencil the designs onto white fabric. Let dry and cut out a square around each design.
Two ways to apply stencils to the hoop (I did it the first way):
- Center stencil design on inner hoop. Place outer hoop on and tighten. Remove outer hoop and cut along outside crease. In sections, add a dot of hot glue in four areas of the outside edge of the inner hoop to hold the cut design in place. Apply outer hoop again and tighten.
- Center stencil design on inner hoop. Place outer hoop on and tighten. Cut off excess fabric.
Decide where on the painted areas (add glue on painted areas to prevent it from seeping through) to accent with glitter and place glue in those areas. Use a skewer or toothpick to help spread the glue to fill odd shapes. Let the glitter and glue completely dry for at least 24 hours. Optional – lightly apply clear spray to help keep glitter from flaking off. This will dull the glitter a bit, so it’s optional if you want to apply the spray.
Another option is to skip the glitter and just apply a coat of sparkle Mod Podge over the entire painted design (see gold ornament).
Tie ribbon and trim onto the top of the hoop and it’s ready to hang!
I hope you enjoyed and give this tutorial a try. It’s an easy way to customize ornaments to fit any color tree and a fun project to do in a weekend.
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