I have become obsessed with the Great British Baking Show and have had so much fun watching all the seasons! I had to make up these DIY Great British Bake Off Ornaments to show off my love for the series.
Have you been watching the Great British Bake Off? If not, it’s a competition for amateur British bakers! It’s so fun, every week they do the most amazing bakes and the show leaves me wanting to bake all sorts of things!
Every week the judges choose a Star Baker as well as who to send home. And one of the early phrases was Nobody Likes a Soggy Bottom – because bakers were making pies with soggy bases. I had to use those two things for the ornaments – they were so perfect!
For the ornaments I used a combination of embroidery and felt – I think they give the ornaments a fun texture! And of course pom pom trim – you know I can’t resist it. You could definitely stitch the entire design as well though – that would look great too!
DIY Great British Bake Off Ornaments
Materials: (for each ornament)
- 5″ square of fabric (I chose Riley Blake Swiss Dots in White on White)
- 3″ embroidery hoop
- Coordinating Embroidery Floss – I used gold, tan, and a deep red
- Small scraps of wool blend felt in gold and brown
- 4″ x 4″ piece of fusible webbing
- Red Pom Pom Trim – 10″
- 10″ White Ribbon for hanging
- Hot Glue
- Great British Bake Off Ornaments Pattern
- Trace the pattern for the lettering and swirls on the Star Baker hoop onto the fabric and place the fabric in the embroidery hoop.
- Trace the outline for the pie pieces and star onto a piece of fusible webbing. Cut the pieces apart and fuse them to the pieces of wool blend felt. Cut the felt pieces out and press them into place on the background fabric.
- Embroider the designs as follows:
- Outline the star and top portion of the pie with a very small running stitch using 2 strands of gold floss.
- Stitch straight lines on the bottom portion of the pie with two strands of brown floss.
- Use a satin stitch and three strands of deep red floss to stitch the berry-colored sections on the top of the pie.
- On the Star Baker hoop stitch the swirls with gold floss and the lettering with the deep red floss. Use three strands of floss and a very small back stitch.
- On the Soggy Bottom (lol) hoop, stitch all the lettering with three strands of gold floss using a very small back stitch.
- Trim the excess fabric around the hoop, about 1/2″ past the edge of the hoop. Glue the fabric inside the back of the hoop. I find hot glue works great for this!
- Glue the pom pom trim around the edge of the hoop, so the pom poms extend out past the edge of the hoop.
- Add a piece of ribbon through the hole below the screw and tie the ends in a knot for hanging.
I’d love to know if you watch the show! And if you do – do you have any favorite bakes?