Today on the blog, I’ve got another fun Christmas Ornament project for you from guest Shelly of the darling craft blog, Coral + Co. This is a quick, DIY, no-sew heirloom Christmas ornament project that would be perfect to mass produce for a cute, handmade gift for neighbors or family this Christmas.
DIY Heirloom Christmas Ornament
Hi! I’m Shelly from Coral + Co. I’m always the worst kind of handmade Christmas procrastinator so in an attempt to make all the handmade things actually happen before Christmas this year I am breaking out all the Christmas things in August!
Today I have a really cute and simple heirloom Christmas ornament tutorial. Since we are all quilters here I decided to use one of my favorite quilt blocks, the Ohio Star. You can see my modern version of the Ohio Star Quilt here.
Supplies you will need:
6″ scrap of background fabric
6″ scrap of Christmas fabric
Place your embroidery hoop on your fabric and using a fabric marking pen draw a circle around your embroidery hoop. I like the Frixon pens because you can use an iron to erase the markings.
Cut around the circle adding an inch to its circumference.
Peel off the back layer of the 4″ square of Steam a Seam 2 and stick to the back side of your fabric.
Iron according to manufacturer’s instructions on the backside and then the front side.
Cut out the circle of the pdf template.
Using craft or elmer’s glue, lightly glue the template to the Steam a Seam 2. I placed dots where the triangles were.
Place the template on the front side of the Steam a Seam 2.
Iron the template to the Steam a Seam holding 5 to 10 seconds.
Using a rotary blade (the one you use for paper, not your good fabric blade) or scissors, cut the Ohio Star shape out.
You will now have little pieces that look like this.
Peel the back of the Steam a Seam 2 off and place the pieces according to the picture below.
I like to have a little space between the pieces, but it is not necessary.
Iron the applique to the background fabric according the Steam a Seam manufacturers instructions.
You are now ready to insert the applique into the embroidery hoop.
Place a thin line of glue around the inside of the embroidery hoop.
Press the remaining fabric to the inside of the hoop and press flat.
Attach the jute or twine to the hoop pin and you are all finished!
If you’re not quite ready to make the ornaments right away, Pin to Save the HEIRLOOM CHRISTMAS EMBROIDERY HOOP ORNAMENT for later!
Thank you so much, Shelly, for such a quick, cute ornament idea. Be sure to check out Coral + Co for lots of other inspiring sewing, quilting, and crafting ideas.
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I’m thinking this would be a great method for making all kinds of simple, graphic quilt blocks.
Have you started your Christmas sewing yet?
Be sure to check out this post for another stitchy-Christmas-ornaments in-embroidery-hoop project.
And if you’re ready for a deep-dive into Christmas prep here are some more great resources:
Have you made an heirloom Christmas ornament before? Share in a comment below!