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Free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern

Free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern to stitch up and gift this year! Embroidery hoop ornaments are easy and fun to make, and this snowflake embroidery design uses a simple back stitch that anyone can sew. #diychristmasornament #christmascraft

With about a month and a half left until Christmas, you have plenty of time to stitch up a few ornaments with my free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern! Sewn with a simple back stitch, this would be a perfect first embroidery project for someone who has always been wanting to try it out. I added sequins and seed beads just for fun, since I had a bunch left over from this ornament that I made last year.

I designed this as a part of the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home.

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I was partnered with Shirley, who blogs at Intelligent Domestications and has participated in the ornament swap in the past. I checked out the ornaments she made for other people and aimed for a similar style, making something that read as classic Christmas but still had some of my favorite things (wool felt, embroidery, sequins!). The ornament she made me is so creative, be sure to click through to her site and see it!

It seems like every winter I’m drawn to making a snowflake project (last year it was this reverse applique pincushion!), but after the first fluffy snow in Iowa, I’m already counting down until spring. The simple lines and symmetry make snowflake embroidery really relaxing and perfect for sitting under a blanket.

I tried out two different color felts and kept the brighter green ornament for myself! I can see a whole garland of these in bright colors, draped over a mantel.

Hopefully she likes it as much as I do! Keep reading to see how to make one for yourself!

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · Domestically Creative

Shirley · Intelligent Domestications Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify

Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity

Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts


Free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern to stitch up and gift this year! Embroidery hoop ornaments are easy and fun to make, and this snowflake embroidery design uses a simple back stitch that anyone can sew. #diychristmasornament #christmascraft

How to make a DIY embroidered snowflake ornament

Supplies

Steps

Step 1- Fit your felt into the hoop and tighten it, aiming for somewhat even edges all around. Transfer the pattern over, there are several methods for doing so, but my favorite is Fabri-Solvy! You can see a tutorial for how to use Fabri-Solvy but it’s very simple. Use a simple back stitch and follow the pattern.

Step 2- Add seed beads and sequins! First you come up through the bottom, with the seed bead on top of the sequin, and then sneak back down through the sequin’s opening, tie a knot on the other side.

Step 3- Now is a good time to take your felt off and stain your hoop if you’re going to, I like the darker wood look!

Step 4- Re center and snug up your embroidered felt, and then trim away any excess, leaving about 1/4″ of extra around the hoop. Tuck this down around and hot glue it to secure.

Step 5- Cut out a felt circle from your other piece and hot glue it on the back, covering up the messy inside! Tie a ribbon on it to hang and you’re done!


FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.


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  1. Your diy embroided snowflake ornament is so pretty. Would love to try this with the help of my grand children. I think they will have so much fun in doing this. thank you for sharing it.

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