I love making handmade Christmas ornaments. I look forward to adding to our collection each year. Embroidery hoop ornaments are my favorite type of ornament to make because they just ooze handmade charm (in a good way). My Christmas tree may not be color coordinated or matchy-matchy, but it sure does bring back a lot of sweet Christmas memories.
Mini Embroidery Hoop Wreath Ornaments
Paper holiday wreaths come in a wide variety of themes and can be made out of just about any material. I had some fun with patterned paper from the Home for Christmas collection by Pebbles Inc. and put together a couple of mini wreath ornaments for the Christmas tree.
I am a huge sucker for red and white striped peppermints. Using regular ol’ circle punches (3/4″ and 1/2″) I punched out several peppermints from a sheet of 12″x12″ paper and adhered them to a DIY wreath base (instructions below). I adhered a satin bow and made a loop by adhering a piece of ribbon to the back of the ornament.
I added some texture and dimension to the wreath by popping up the smaller punched peppermints with foam. And although I had fully intended to save them for later, I also added some peppermint enamel dots. Don't they look yummy?
Don't worry if you don’t have a mini embroidery hoop. You can also die cut several rings from chipboard and adhere them together to make a sturdy wreath base. So easy.
Having made full-size paper leaf wreaths before, I thought it would be fun to shrink everything down and make a mini paper leaf wreath ornament. I simply punched a bunch of holly leaves from patterned paper and adhered them to an embroidery hoop. Voila!
After gluing the broken embroidery hoop back together, I affixed glue dots around the hoop in small sections. Starting near the top of the hoop, I adhered the leaves to the glue dots, making sure to vary the orientation of the leaves as I went along. Don’t forget to add a pretty bow.
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