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Snowman Embroidery Hoop Ornament – Vintage Inspired Christmas Decoration

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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
  • Lace
  • Wooden snowman
  • Sheet music
  • Mod podge
  • Green paint
  • Green ribbon
  • Bottle brush trees
  • Buttons
  • Snowflakes
  • 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.

Someone painting an embroidery hoop with green paint

2. Decoupage the Snowman

These wooden snowmen came from the Dollar Tree I believe. You can get them at Hobby Lobby, too.

a hand showing where mod podge has been applied to the back of a wooden snowman cutout with sheet music in the background and a paint brush

Paint it with Mod Podge and place face down onto the sheet music.

a hand placing a wood snowman cutout onto a piece of sheet music with a paint brush and mod podge bottle next to it

Press down onto the snowman to get a good seal and then cut around the snowman.

a hand holding an in progress decoupaged 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.

a closeup of the decoupage burn method on a snowman ornament craft

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.

someone showing a completed decoupaged snowman

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!

an embroidery hoop with a lace and green background and pearls around the border laying on a table

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.

a sheet music decoupaged snowman next to a bottle of green paint that was used to paint the hat of the snowman

While your paint is still wet, sprinkle on some diamond dust or iridescent glitter.

a decoupaged snowman with a painted hat that has diamond dust added to it sitting on top of sheet music and next to a jar of diamond dust and a paint brush

This is what it will look like after being diamond dusted.

a sheet music decoupaged snowman with the hat painted and diamond dusted laying on top of a hymnal

Now add two different length pieces of green satin ribbon to the neck of the snowman for his scarf.

a decoupaged snowman with a green hat and a satin ribbon scarf laying on top of a Church hymnal

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.

a green and lace embroidery hoop with a pearl border and a piece of greenery attached to the bottom corner

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.

a vintage inspired snowman embroidery hoop ornament in progress

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.

a vintage inspired snowman embroidery hoop ornament in progress

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.

a vintage inspired snowman embroidery hoop ornament in progress

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!

vintage inspired snowman embroidery hoop ornament made by My Eclectic Treasures

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