Whether the ornaments for your tree are store-bought or homemade, making ornaments every year is such a fun tradition and unique way to be creative. Plus, if you don’t hang them on your tree they are perfect to attach to treats or presents to give your gifting an extra special touch! And speaking of special, today’s ornament tutorial is just that. They’re embroidered! On wood! And they are so cute and fun to make! Let’s get making these wood embroidery ornaments!
Don’t you love seeing everyone’s different methods for tree decorating this time of year? Some people love white lights, others love colored. Some people’s ornaments all match, others are a hodge-podge of random ornaments collected over the years. Others decorate their tree based on current trends, some people keep it classic. There are so many different ways to decorate a Christmas tree and the best part is that they are all RIGHT. There is no wrong way to decorate a Christmas tree because no matter what, it’s gonna be magical.
Supplies needed to make your own wood embroidery ornaments:
- Circle Cutout Wood Shape
- Embroidery Needles
- Variegated Embroidery Floss
- Glitter Cardstock
- Glue Gun + Sticks
Step 1. Begin my marking the holes for your designs on your wooden circles. You can either do this by using a pencil to mark them first, or you can free-hand it with your drill. I marked some of the designs that I wanted to be more exact (like the chevron) and free-handed the simpler designs (like the trees). Drill all of your holes making sure that you use a drill bit large enough for your needle to fit through easily. You will also want to drill an extra hole at the top for hanging.
Don’t you love them? The textures of the floss on the wood is so good. Plus, the opportunities to be creative abound with this project since you can create a million different designs using a million different color schemes!
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