Growing up at my house, Christmas was a beautiful event with matching wrapping paper, garlands, stockings and at least one three with all the special family ornaments. Like many families, we would each get a new Christmas ornament every year. I LOVED this tradition. It was always so exciting to see what my mom would find each year. Some years we got ornaments that were hand painted by my aunt. Or we would get ornaments that represented something special that happened that year. Like one of the first years Harry Potter was big, we all got Harry Potter characters for our ornaments. As an adult I have carried on this tradition and have handmade all the ornaments for my tree twice. But that’s a story for another day. This year I wanted to make embroidery ornaments that would be easy to customize to match any style or color story. The plan was to make hoops that would be quick to stitch, easy to learn and leave a big impact. Then make DIY Christmas ornament embroidery kits for the designs, with custom color and quantity options. Here is what I came up with.
My oldest is big into telling me all the letters in everything she see’s. Every “E” is just like her! I love how excited she gets about each one she finds. Consequently, we have more than one “E” ornament that goes on our tree. This set of initial DIY Christmas ornaments, is the perfect way to make something to represent each person in your life and on your tree.
These three inch hoops are stitched on a white background so they will pop off the dark green of a Christmas tree. Each kit come with your choice of thread color, all 26 hand drawn letters and comes with instructions for all three stitching styles. This hoop is great for beginners and the perfect size for small to large trees.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is that is happens right around the time we start getting snow. Each year growing up we would make coffee filter snowflakes with my Grandma to celebrate. Snowflakes are so wonderful they are full of detail and simplicity all at the same time. Whether they be paper, stitched or real, each is unique and beautiful.
The snowflakes are all made in 4″ hoops. Each kit offers the choice of three different fabric, and comes with all 4 designs. Stitched with simple lines and knots, the snowflake hoops are very quick to stitch and easy to learn. The instructions offer step by step images and helpful hints so you can be as successful as possible.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good Gnome decoration. Something about the extra tall hats and exaggerated beards always seem to make me smile. Almost like a holiday cookie, a cute little gnomes just fits right in with the festivities.
Frost the Gnome is the perfect DIY Christmas ornament pattern for a crafty person looking to add a little fun to the holidays. It is a great thread stash using pattern. You can mix and match any color pallet to fit your tree decor or that of your favorite neighbor or mother-in-law. Not to mention you can finish the beard is any way you can dream up. The instructions offer several suggestions and tips for beard stitching and finishing.
Whats better than one gnome? Two gnomes. Where Frost the Gnome is perfect of stitchers with a stash of thread to pull from, these two Christmas Gnomes were made for someone without a pile of unused thread. Made out of traditional red and green, these DIY Christmas Ornament gnomes will match any tree.
Each kit comes with enough floss for you to decide what is red and what is green. Like Frost the Gnome pattern, the instructions of Christmas Gnomes include suggestions and tips for beard finishing as well as step by step images for all the stitches used in the pattern.
Amidst all the lights, presents, gnomes, and snowflakes, I always try to have a reminder of the season on my tree. I love to be able to look over at my tree and see the little baby Jesus all lit up with lights. I love when my kids or neighbors notice Jesus and comment or ask questions. Giving us all an extra minute to reflect and fill his love.
Made from only 4 colors and 3 stitches, this DIY Christmas ornament makes you feel like you are encircled with the love of our Savior. Each kit comes with fabric, floss, hoop, tracing pen, and instructions. With only three stitches to learn, this design is great for beginners and seasoned stitcher alike.
Here’s a quick rundown of kit contents and what ornament hoop backs look like.
Each ornament kit includes literally everything you need with the small exception of scissor. Kits include – instructions, fabric, hoop, felt backing, needles, thread, tracing pen, digital access to my Beginners Guide and Stitch Library, and a project bag to store all your supplies in when you aren’t stitching.
Since you can see ornaments from more than one angle on your tree, each kit includes a felt circle to finish the back with. It’s a small extra step that will give your ornaments a finished look and hide in little mistakes on the back.