I have been having a blast this year making new things for Christmas!
I will confess. My ornaments had gotten kind of sad and shabby. And not chic.
So I’ve been making some new ones this year to freshen things up!
This little ornament is fun and easy to do – it looks so cute on the tree. It would make a great hostess or neighbor gift too!
Here’s my Carved Heart Ornament:
Ok – so it’s not a real carved heart – but it’s just as sweet, embroidered on linen in this little Mason Jar lid!
Ready to make your own? You’ll need:
floss – brown & red
Mason Jar Lid – wide mouth (both ring and top)
cardboard or chipboard for backing
glue (I used hot glue)
jute or ribbon for tie
optional – drill
Ornament Pattern – click here to open
Start by tracing the pattern onto your fabric. You’ll need to write in your initials. You can easily trace your pattern if you tape the pattern to a window, then tape your fabric over it. The light will shine through and you can trace the design onto your fabric with a disappearing ink pen.
Place your fabric in an embroidery hoop.
For the entire ornament you’ll be using a stem stitch. Here’s a quick how to.
Thread your needle with three strands of brown embroidery floss. Bring your thread up from back to front at the top of one of the pattern lines.
Put your needle back in about 1/4 of an inch and then back up about at the middle point of this stitch.
Pull the needle through. Then make another small stitch in the same direction, about 1/8″ away, coming up at the base of this stitch.
Keep the loose thread up above your stitches.
Continue with the stem stitch, following the lines of the pattern.
Stitch all the wood grain lines of the pattern. It might help to do smaller stitches on the curves.
Use the same stitch and outline the heart and arrow and sew in your initials with red embroidery floss.
Using your jar lid as a pattern, cut out batting and a cardboard or chipboard circle.
Optional – You can drill small holes in the top of the Mason Jar ring to thread jute for hanging the ornament.
Cut a length of jute and thread it through the holes and knot it.
Trim your fabric so it is a few inches larger than the jar lid.
Place the batting on the lid and then the embroidered fabric. Wrap it around to the back and glue down.
Glue the embroidered circle into the jar ring. Glue the cardboard circle onto the back.
If you didn’t drill your holes, glue a length of jute/ribbon to the back for hanging.
Hang your cute new ornament on the tree!
What do you think?
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This was originally a guest post over at Miss Lovie. :)