Easy DIY Rustic Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Easy DIY Rustic Embroidery Hoop Ornaments
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This year, we've become especially enamored with rustic holiday homes - and have been hunting for new ways to bring woodsy charm into our own abodes. Luckily, Dot & Bo's in-house DIY expert, Josue Zavala, knows the perfect way to do just that.

Check out his guide for five-step embroidery hoop ornaments with tons of rustic charm. Let the holiday decorating begin!



Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • 3" Wooden Embroidery Hoops. You can choose assorted sizes for variety.
  • Fabric. You can use any textiles that you have lying around, but we recommend plaid to achieve an outdoorsy, wintertime look.
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • String. We love the look of copper thread, but any natural looking twine will work.


Once you have all your materials in place, you're ready to make your ornaments. Be sure you have a plug nearby so that you can start warming your hot glue gun as you complete the first few steps.

1. Separate Your Embroidery Hoops

2. Sandwich Your Fabric Between the Two Hoops

Lay out the fabric over the smaller of the hoops. Then place the larger hoop on top, locking the fabric in place.

3. Cut Excess Fabric

Leave about half an inch around the outside edges of your embroidery hoops.

4. Glue Excess Fabric Down

Flipping your hoops over, use your hot glue gun to draw a line along the inside of the back hoop. Press excess fabric back and down so that it tucks away nicely into the hoop.

5. Tie On String

Cut about six inches of string and loop it through the top of your embroidery hoop. Tie it tightly in a loop so that there's enough room for it to hang on a branch.

And voilá! You're done. How easy was that? In just five easy steps, you've got a new ornament that adds that cozy, mountain lodge charm to your Christmas tree.




Pro tip: for small space living, get a mini holiday tree that you can reuse year after year. If you're looking for a more non-traditional tree, this reclaimed wood plank version might fit the bill.

Love this look? Be sure to check out our guide to rustic holiday homes and head over to JosueTaco.com to see more of Josue's creative DIYs! Then, be sure to check out our Christmas collections, each based on a unique and much loved setting.

All images courtesy of Dot & Bo.