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How to make an embroidered wreath ornament

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free embroidery ornament tutorial

Combining two of my favorite things today; hand embroidery and tiny dollhouse furnishings! I love how this turned out, and it’s super easy if you want to know how to make an embroidered wreath ornament for yourself! I grew up with a tree full of handmade Christmas ornaments, by us kids and my mom, so I am happy to continue that tradition.

Isn’t it cheery! I have a whole round-up of other embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments, if you need more inspiration!

I love gifting ornaments because they’re handmade with love BUT don’t take up a ton of space. One Christmas I gave a grandparent-in-law a giant ornament wreath that I made, which was graciously received, but in retrospect I am sure she didn’t want that giant honking decoration in her life!

Would this fit in on your tree? I never have a heavy theme, just lots of festive cheer and bright colors, so it will be a great addition.

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Use this free hand embroidery pattern to make a cheery Christmas ornament! This Christmas ornament tutorial is easy for beginners and great for gift giving. #christmas #crafts #embroidery

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Check out the similar “Let It Snow” version that I shared over on Fleece Fun!

How to make an embroidered wreath ornament


    • miniature lightbulb garland
    • 3″ embroidery hoop
    • red wool felt
    • white pearl cotton
    • embroidery needles
    • hot glue gun
    • scissors –
    • embroidery pattern-sign up for my newsletter and get the free download once you confirm your subscription! If you’re already a subscriber, you can access the pattern with the password in each newsletter, in the resource library.


      cutting felt with rotary cutter

      Step 1- Use scissors or a rotary cutter to trim a felt circle roughly the size of your hoop’s inner circle, set this aside for later.

      transferring embroidery pattern to felt

      Step 2- Transfer your embroidery pattern and stitch! I used Stick n Stitch, the papery stuff you can see in the background, if you’re not familiar, check out the tutorial for how to use it here.

      I used a simple backstitch for everything, filling it in on the thicker parts of the letters. Easy!

      Step 3– Once you’re done, flip it over and trim so you’re left with roughly 1/2″ overhang of felt around the edges.

      Step 4– Use your hot glue to tuck that down and secure it.

      step 5 christmas craft hot glue gun

      Step 5– Flip it over and glue on your wreath! You will have to trim a bit off if you use exactly the kind I linked.

      Step 6– Also hot glue that first circle you cut on to the back, covering up the “guts”.

      Step 7– Use your floss to add a hanger; I tie a double knot, and then flip it so the knot is on the bottom and secure it with a dab of hot glue. You’re done with your embroidered wreath ornament!

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Friday 2nd of November 2018


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