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Pick the right pattern and a fabric you love, and with a little time and effort, you’ll be creating a wearable item and there will be no looking back!
Make this beautiful dress for her to wear to the Easter Egg hunt. Just think of the photo opportunities to go along with it!
Place them in the entrance way to your home and they would wish welcome visitors 'Happy Holidays' or present them as a unique and heartfelt handmade gift to someone special.
I used wool felt in various colors for the backing fabric of my ornaments, though you could use almost any material. Consider using natural linen or even burlap for a more rustic style, or choose different colored cottons to co-ordinate with your existing holiday decor.
I used the Fiskars Circles template and drew around the 3.5” diameter circle onto the felt and cut it out.
Next, I selected some Fiskars Christmas stamps and stamped my design in ink directly onto my felt. I recommend trying out a few different designs on paper before you commit to stamping on to the felt or fabric. Also, test your stamps on a fabric scrap to make sure the ink doesn’t bleed onto the fabric.
After placing the felt into my 3” embroidery hoop and securing it tightly, I began to stitch along the lines made by the ink stamped design. In order to accurately follow the inked design, I varied the number of strands in my embroidery floss. Where the inked lines were thin I used as little as two strands. With the thicker lines, I used three or four. Even using two strands, the floss was thick enough to cover the ink lines completely.
When your design is complete, thread a small piece of ribbon under the screw to hang on your Christmas tree or wall.
If you are anything like me, you might want to buy a few more embroidery hoops in different sizes right from the start, to save you the inevitable return trip back to the store for more supplies. I found this project a lot of fun and just had to make more!
3 inch embroidery hoops
Embroidery floss in various colors
Fabric or felt