Welcome to Day 16 of my 25 days of Craftmas series! Today, I’m showing how to these cute embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments. The DIY ornaments are super popular right now and are so easy to make with your Silhouette or Cricut machine. You can customize them with any phrase or image and you can use almost any type of fabric, as long as it can be ironed. Read on for the full tutorial.This post contains affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)!  Read my full disclosure policy.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE

The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN

Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your ornaments. I used 3″ embroidery hoops, so I sized everything to fit within that space. Before you send the designs to your machine to cut, be sure to mirror everything.

When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the stencil with your Cricut or Silhouette.  Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl. Remember the design should be mirrored, so it will look backward as you’re weeding.

Use a weeding tool to remove the small pieces inside the letters. Then, cut apart the individual designs.

STEP 3: PREPARE THE FABRIC FOR THE ORNAMENTS

Cut a piece of fabric a little larger than the ornament. You can use any type of fabric that can be ironed.

I found this cute buffalo plaid fabric at Dollar Tree. It was actually a winter scarf that I cut up.

Center the vinyl design on the fabric.

Press the design according to the manufacturer’s directions. I pressed mine for 15 seconds at 320 degrees.

Then, pull off the clear carrier sheet.

STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE ORNAMENTS

Separate the embroidery hoop and place the fabric over the inside hoop. Center the design as much as possible.

Place the outside hoop over the top.

If the design shifted and isn’t centered, you can gently pull at the fabric to put it back in place. Once the design is centered, tighten the hoop.

Flip the ornament over and glue the remaining fabric to the back of the embroidery hoop.

STEP 4: ADD EMBELLISHMENTS AND JUTE

Glue on some Christmas embellishments like pine leaves, pinecones, and berries.

Thread some jute through the opening at the top.

Trim off ends so they are even.

Tie a knot in the jute to hang the ornament on the tree. These would also make cute gifts to give to friends and neighbors!

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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the Resource Library.

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