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Have you pulled your tree out of the dusty attic yet? I’ll be working on my Christmas decor until it’s time to take it all down again! Haha! Make sure to take a break and make some homemade ornaments for your tree like this Snowman Embroidery Hoop Ornament! Make sure to also check out our other Christmas Diys while you’re here!
Supplies needed for this project :
- 4” embroidery hoop
- Green burlap
- Wooden snowman
- Sheet music
- Mod podge
- Green paint
- Green ribbon
- Bottle brush trees
- Small Pearl strand
- Greenery tie
- Orange paint
1. Paint the Embroidery Hoop
Sorry about the blurry photo, but this step is pretty self explanatory. I only painted the outside of the outer hoop. The inside of the outer hoop and the inner hoop will not be seen, so there is no reason to paint those parts. I used English Ivy Green from Apple Barrel. That color matches the best for this ornament. You can get that paint at Walmart.
2. Decoupage the Snowman
These wooden snowmen came from the Dollar Tree I believe. You can get them at Hobby Lobby, too.
Paint it with Mod Podge and place face down onto the sheet music.
Press down onto the snowman to get a good seal and then cut around the snowman.
You can try to use a small nail file to remove the excess paper, but I’ve found for these smaller projects, that the burn method is easier. While your mod podge is still wet, and cutting away as much excess as you can, use a lighter to burn away the remaining that scissors can’t get to.
The edges of your project will be black, but once all the extra is burned away, use a chip brush to brush away the burned edges and you should have a clean, slightly burned effect, edge. Watch my friend, Agnes, from Just That Perfect Piece, show you this Napkin/Paper Burning Technique!
This is what my snowman looks like after this process is complete. I wasn’t too concerned about the darkened edges because I will be painting parts of it plus, I like the rustic look.
3. Build Your Embroidery Hoop
Layer your green burlap and your lace to create a fun effect and add that to your embroidery hoop. Yes, I know this hoop is not painted here. When I first made this ornament, I had not decided that I wanted to paint the hoop until after I had added the fabric layers. So, you could do it either way.
Cut away the excess fabric on the back after you tighten your hoop. Then add a pearl strand around the edge, using hot glue, for a pretty vintage look. These would be pretty just like this!
4. Decorate the Snowman
First thing to do was to paint the hat. You can paint yours black, but I wanted to stick with the green theme, so I used that same green to paint the hat.
While your paint is still wet, sprinkle on some diamond dust or iridescent glitter.
This is what it will look like after being diamond dusted.
Now add two different length pieces of green satin ribbon to the neck of the snowman for his scarf.
Last, add three buttons to the front, and an orange nose (or paint it) to finish the snowman.
5. Add Embellishments to the Embroidery Hoop
I started by adding a piece of greenery on the left bottom “corner” if you will. This will be used to hide the stems of the trees that we will be adding.
Next, add the snowman to the side of the hoop. You will notice here I have pearls here for the buttons, but I did change those later and I have not painted the nose yet, but I will. Also, you might notice here how I used my green paint brush to give a hint of green color to the edges of my snowman.
Next, you can add the trees beside the snowman. Use your finger to spread apart the green on the backside of the trees so you can glue them down onto the lace/burlap background. You can see now why I added the greenery.
After those are applied, we just need to add a snowflake to the “sky”. I used the unfinished wooden snowflakes because I thought they suited this theme well.
Now you can see the orange nose that I used. You can just paint it with orange paint, but I painted the tip of a skewer and then glued that onto the nose part for a 3D effect. Your choice.
6. Add a Hanger
The last thing you need to do is add a hanger using that same ribbon and your ornament is complete!
I hope that you enjoyed this project and that it inspires you to make something similar for your Christmas home decor! Make sure to to join our email family so we can keep in touch!