How to make an Embroidery Hoop Ornament

Red Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

A Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Ornament.

Make it a personal memory with a piece of fabric or flannel from a “special” shirt.

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

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Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

Directions:

  • Instead of hand painting or stenciling on the ribbon, I created the “stencil words” using a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* out of removable vinyl*. I removed the inside of the letters leaving the blank space.
  • Use the transfer tape* to pick up the stenciled word. Place the transfer tape* on the center of the cotton twill ribbon. Rub gently over the transfer paper to transfer the vinyl onto the twill ribbon. Remove the transfer paper.
  • Use a paintbrush to carefully stencil (or paint) the inside of the letters. Allow to dry and remove the vinyl.  (The vinyl words are for one use.)

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

  • Open the embroidery hoop* and place the flannel on the embroidery hoop. Lay the stenciled twill over the center of the flannel.

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

  • Place the outside hoop over the flannel and twill and tighten the embroidery hoop. Cut the excess flannel and ribbon from the back of the embroidery hoop.
  • Glue a cardstock circle onto the back of the embroidery hoop.

Holiday Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

  • Measure and cut the pine stem to fit around the outside edge of the embroidery hoop.  Glue the craft pine stem* onto the embroidery hoop.
  • Tie a small bow using the striped ribbon.
  • Cut the berry sprig down to size, glue both the ribbon and berry to the top of the hoop.
  • Add natural twine to the top to hang.

   

Holiday Sled Ornaments

Holiday Sled Ornaments

DIY Holiday Sled Ornaments

I love a good dollar store DIY. (especially Holiday DIYs)

I thought to myself just the other day. It’s no wonder crafter’s go a little crazy this time of year.

There are so many projects to try and so little time to make them all.

I picked up plaid wood sled ornaments at Dollar Tree* the other day

and couldn’t wait to start decorating on them.

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Holiday Sled Ornaments

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Directions:

  • Give the wood sleds a light sanding using fine-grit sandpaper or a sanding block.
  • Mask off sections of the sled with removable tape and paint with acrylic paint or stains.
  • Lightly sand over the sleds to smooth the grains.
  • For a finished look, seal over the painted and stained area with Mod Podge Matte Sealer.

You COULD leave the sled just as they are and be happy. But I decided to take it a step further.

Holiday Sled Ornaments

  • I love adding StyleTechCraft vinyl to projects to personalize them.  (everything’s a little better with vinyl)
  • I used my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*and an SVG Holiday File from the Silhouette Store to cut the words out of the vinyl.
  • Remove the excess vinyl from in and around the cut letters.
  • Place a piece of vinyl transfer tape* over the vinyl words. Rub over the vinyl transfer tape* with a vinyl scraper tool to ensure the vinyl words have transferred.  Lift and remove from the backing paper.

Holiday Sled Ornaments

  • Rub over the vinyl words with the scraper tool to make sure the vinyl words have transferred to the sled.

Holiday Sled Ornament

  • Gently lift and remove the transfer paper.

Holiday Sled Ornament

Before I applied the vinyl, I lightly splattered the sled with white acrylic paint and an old toothbrush.

Holiday Sled Ornament

  • This is the “Be Merry” sled before and after.
  • On this sled I painted the body of the sled with acrylic paint and stained the runners of the sled with a walnut stain.
  • I created a small Holiday swag using a small piece of a pine craft stem, jingle bells and ribbon and hot glued it onto the sled.

Don’t Miss Out…more workshop pictures

Have you been thinking about signing up for Sue’s Holiday Workshop?

Would you like more pictures of the projects you can make with the Workshop Kits

so you can decide?  Look no further cause here they are.

White Snowflake Welcome Wood Door Hanger

The White Snowflake Wood Door Hanger measures 10″ and is happy hanging as a

Holiday Welcome on your front door or just hanging out on the wall.

Add it to the center of a wreath for even more pizazz.

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Red Snowflake Welcome 10" Wood Door Hanger

When you order your kit, you will have the choice of a white or red snowflake. 

The Welcome Snowflake is made using Ultra Metallic Glitter Vinyl from StyleTechCraft.

The Workshop Kit includes a 10″ wood circle, vinyl snowflake greeting, transfer paper,

gray/red plaid ribbon, a jingle bell, and greenery. (You will need to provide acrylic paint.)

The Red Snowflake Welcome is another example of what you can make with the supplies

found in your kit.  I used a walnut stain on the wood base for a completely different look.

Red Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament

The Embroidery Hoop Ornament is a quick and easy project with lots of opportunities

for personalization.  You have the choice of the red flannel shown, a soft grey flannel,

or red and black buffalo check flannel.

You will get several words that you can choose from to stencil onto the cream twill ribbon.

The Embroidery Hoop Ornament measures approx. 4″ when finished.

(you will need a glue gun for this project)

Holiday Joy Gift Card Money Holder

The Holiday Joy Gift Card/Money Holder is great for sticking a little money

or a Starbucks gift card.  Who wouldn’t love getting that for Christmas?

The card uses the Coffee Die Set from The Maker’s Movement.

The sleeve around the coffee cup uses the NEW Eileen Hull Sweater Embossing Plate*.

Warm & Cozy Embossed Sweater Card

The Warm & Cozy Card also uses the New Sweater Embossing Plate from Eileen Hull and Sizzix.

I’m in love with this new embossing plate and can’t wait for you to see how lovely it is in person.

Cardinal Shaker Card

Shake Things Up with a cute Cardinal Shaker Card. 

This card is made using dies and Jingle Bell Shaker Sprinkles from The Maker’s Movement,

and paper from Simple Stories Make It Merry Collection*.

Warm & Cozy Card and Embroidery Hoop Ornament

A little more about Sue’s Holiday Workshop…

For the last decade (plus), I have looked forward to hosting my annual “Sue’s Holiday Workshop” every November. It’s my Holiday Christmas Party with friends. This stupid pandemic has made it hard. Last year we did an abbreviated version of the Holiday Workshop with fewer projects and an affordable price. This year I’ve decided to do the same. I hope that next year, we will finally get to come together in person. It’ll be a full day of Holiday Crafting Fun. (I’ll probably start planning as soon as this season is over.)

Sue's 2021 Holiday Workshop Samples

If you’re Interested in this years Holiday Workshop Kit click here for all the details.  

Or send me an email at suesholidayworkshop@yahoo.com

Sue’s 2021 Holiday Workshop

Sue's 2021 Holiday Workshop Samples

Sue’s 2021 Holiday Workshop…

After much contemplation, I’ve decided that Sue’s Holiday Workshop will be

virtual again this year.  Fingers crossed, we’ll be together next year.

Anyway…I’m kind of excited about this year’s kit.

I’ve worked hard to find ideas to inspire you with new things to try.

Here’s how it works…

When you order a kit, you’ll get supplies to make all the projects with detailed instructions.  You’ll also gain access to a Private Facebook Group where I will share videos of the project.

Here’s what we’ll be making:

  • Snowflake Welcome Wood Door Hanger:   great for hanging on the front door or adding to the center of a wreath  (you’ll be able to choose between a white or red snowflake welcome)
  • Holiday Joy Gift Card/Money Holder
  • Merry Christmas Shaker Card
  • Warm & Cozy Embossed Cable Knit Sweater Card  
  • Flannel Embroidery Hoop Ornament  (choice of red plaid flannel (shown), red and black buffalo plaid flannel, or a soft grey plaid flannel  (more pictures coming)

Included in the Kit:

  • Card layers and Stamped Pieces, Embellishments, Shaker Sprinkles, Ribbon, Twine, 3D Foam Squares and Envelopes
  • 10″ Wood Circle
  • 2 ft. Grey and Buffalo Plaid Ribbon
  • Greenery and Jingle Bell
  • Pre-cut Snowflake Welcome cut out of White or Red Ultra Metallic Glitter Vinyl
  • Transfer Paper
  • 3″ Embroidery Hoop
  • Flannel
  • Twill Ribbon
  • Pre-Cut Removeable Vinyl Words to use as a Stencil on the Twill Ribbon
  • Pine Craft Stem and Small Berry Sprig

You will need to provide:  (not included in kit)

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Tape Runner
  • Craft Glue

The cost of the Kit is $25.00*  
*Local Pick Up Available, Shipping is an Additional $9.00

There will be a limited amount of kits available, so reserve yours today.
Holiday Workshop Kits will be available November 1st to pick up or ship.

Email: suesholidayworkshop@yahoo.com to reserve your kit.

Snowman Santa Wood Bead Ornament

How to make a Snowman Santa Wood Bead Ornament

Every year I like to make a new ornament or two for my Christmas Tree.

The Snowman Santa Ornament is an easy project that the whole family can make.

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Directions:

  • Paint three wood beads with white acrylic paint.
  • Tie the ends of the Natural Twine together to create a loop.
  • Bend the small wire at the top of the looped twine to help you pull the wood beads.  String all three beads onto the natural twine.

  • Tie a knot at the top of the beads and trim off the excess twine.

  • Place the Santa Hat on the top of the beads to determine glue placement.  Remove the hat and add a small amount of glue on each side of the bead.  Add Santa Hat.
  • Give the Santa Hat a bend and glue in place with glue.
  • Thread the red and white twine through the needle, insert it into the top of the Santa Hat to create a hanger to hang the Snowman.

  • To Make the Scarf:  Cut a small thin piece of red felt.  (approx. 1/2″ x 7″)  Cut two small strips of white felt and glue them on each end of the red felt strip.  Fringe the ends of the red felt.
  • Tie the scarf around the top bead.  Add a small dab of glue to keep the scarf in place.

  • Use a paint marker to draw a simple face on the Snowman.

A Cute Little Snowman Ornament to hang on your Christmas Tree.

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The Bow Maker Die for Paper Crafters

I recently got a chance to play with the Bow Maker Die from The Maker’s Movement.

While I will admit that I was confused for a brief moment on how it worked.

Once I figured out how easy it was to use, I wanted to share this simple project

and tutorial with you.

 

The Bow Maker is a four-piece die set that is deep etched, which makes it so easy to cut through cardstock, thick paper, and even fabric. They are great for greeting cards, birthday cards, scrapbooking, gift tags, and much more fun projects.

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I decorated a little jar I found at  Dollar Tree and topped it off with a cute little paper bow.

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It makes a quick, simple, and inexpensive gift.

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Directions:

  1. Die-cut decorative scrapbook paper using the Bow Maker Die.  The dies cut four pieces, two bow loops, a center, and a bow base.
  2. Gently curl the paper on the two bow loops using your fingers or a small round marker to make the paper pliable for bending.
  3. Bend the ends over and glue to the underneath side of the paper using a quick setting glue like Rapid Fuse*.  (you could also use a small glue dot)
  4. Stack and glue the bow loops onto the bow base.
  5. Glue the center around the middle of the bow.

A Merry Little Christmas Tiny Book and Book Case

A Merry Little Christmas Tiny Book and Book Case

A Merry Little Christmas Tiny Book and Book Case

A perfect little album for adding small Holiday photos and writing special memories on the

pages.  The set would make a nice little gift or to use as an ornament to hang from your tree.

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A Merry Little Christmas Tiny Book and Book Case

Directions:

  • Place a piece of white mat board over the Tiny Book Die and place between the two cutting plates on the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine*.  Crank the handle to run the die through the rollers of the machine to cut out the tiny book.
  • With the book base flat, adhere the scrapbook layers onto the front and back of the book.
  • Cut the words “merry” and “Christmas time” out of gold adhesive craft vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*.  You could also use small Christmas Word Stickers.
  • Cut a Small Scallop Square out of white cardstock and the Nested Scalloped Frame Die.
  •  Apply the vinyl word “merry” using a small piece of transfer paper onto the top left corner of the scallop frame.
  • Apply the words “Christmas time” on the spine of the tiny book.
  • Adhere adhesive craft foam under the small scalloped square.  This creates a small shadow box frame for the front of the tiny book.
  • Cut a small 1 1/4″ piece of coordinating scrapbook paper and place under the craft foam on the small frame and adhere to the front of the tiny book.
  • Glue the holly embellishment inside the frame.
  • Gently fold book along score lines.
  • Wrap twine several times around the front cover.
  • Cut two pieces of cardstock 2 3/4″ x 11″.  Score both pieces of cardstock every 2 1/8″ to create a long accordion piece.  You will end up with a small tab at the end of both strips.  Use the first tab to connect the strips.  Cut the second tab off.  Refold to make a long accordion strip.
  • Adhere both ends of the cardstock into the front and back cover.

A Merry Little Christmas Tiny Book and Book Case

Tiny Book Case Directions:

  • Cut two pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper 6″ x 8 1/2″.
  • Place the scrapbook paper design side up through the Xyron Creative Station*.  Crank the handle to run the paper through the machine.  The machine adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the entire piece of scrapbook paper.  Repeat with the second piece of scrapbook paper.

  • Cut a piece of mat board 6″ x 8 1/2″.  Adhere a piece of the scrapbook paper onto both sides of the matboard.
  • Place the covered mat board, outside pattern down, onto the Tiny Book Case Die sandwiched between two cutting plates onto the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine*.  Crank the handle to run the die through the machine.
  • Gently fold the Tiny Book Case along score lines.  Glue both sides of the bottom section of the case closed using Rapid Fuse Glue*.
  • Paint the Miniature Drawer Handle* with white acrylic paint, after the paint has dried, glue it onto the top of the book case.
  • Die-cut a small white handle (from the book case die).
  • Wrap elastic around the slots of the handle and glue onto the underneath side of the elastic.
  • Glue the wood snowflake embellishment onto the front of the handle and add an adhesive pearl to the center.

A Merry Little Christmas Tiny Book and Book Case

The Merry Little Christmas Time Book and Book case is one of the projects made in

Sue’s 2020 Virtual Holiday Workshop.  (There are still a few kits available.)

The cost of the kits are $25 plus shipping.  For more information or to order a kit click here.

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Organizing Your Holiday Craft Supplies

Creative Christmas Crafting Organization Tips…

It’s that time of year when thoughts are leaning towards the Holidays.

As a crafter, it’s my favorite time of year to do craft projects.

But, as a blogger, there’s a lot of crafting, creating, and sharing to do.

For fun, I thought I’d show how I organize my Craft Supplies for the

Ultimate Holiday Crafting Season.

Of course, my go-to storage comes from Deflecto.

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To prepare for the busy season ahead, I like to transition my space with

all my Christmas Crafting Supplies conveniently close.

I like to mix a little old with the new to make it interesting.

I never know what will inspire the next project.

Here a few of the products I used for my Holiday Crafting Organization.

I use the Deflecto Interlocking Tilt Bins* to keep my jingle bells, small

wood embellishments, paints, bottle brush trees, all neatly organized and

easily accessible.

I use a lot of ribbon during the Holidays.

I use the Deflecto Ribbon Dispenser* that fits into the large section of the

Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer* and add all my favorite holiday

ribbon rolls. As you can see, it holds several.

The small and medium containers hold my glue guns and adhesives.

The Stackable Caddy* is great for grab and go crafting.

The Deflecto Caddy Storage Tray* is perfect for holding my floral embellishments and beads.

Not only is it efficient, but it’s really pretty to look at.

(It fits nicely into the large compartment of the Deflecto Stackable Caddy*.)

I use the Deflecto Stackable Open Cube* to hold the Holiday Dies and

Stamp Sets that I will be working on soon. It’s also a great place to stash

cut cardstock ready to be folded into cards.

I use the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizer* to hold paint brushes,

scissors, pens, and pencils. It looks great and keeps everything neat and

tidy. (and…it fits nicely into the stackable caddy)

When working on cards it’s great to have my markers organized and close

at hand. I love that I can unfold the Expandable Marker Accordion*

into several different configurations.

It’s a perfect companion to have on my desk.

I hope you enjoyed the tour into my Holiday Crafting Organization.

Now it’s your turn to… Update your Holiday Craft Space and enjoy the difference it makes.

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How to make a Red Buffalo Plaid Frame

 

How to Make a Red Buffalo Plaid Frame

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Directions:

  • Add strips of painter’s tape onto the frame to make stripes.  Rub your finger over the tape to make sure that the tape is securely on the frame and has no gaps.
  • Paint inside the stripes with black paint.  Be careful not to apply the paint too thick.   Only one thin coat of paint is needed.

  • Remove painter’s tape.
  • Allow black paint to fully dry before continuing to the next step.

  • Rotate the frame and apply the tape in the opposite direction.  Make sure the tape is securely on the frame.
  • Paint additional stripes.

  • Lightly sand the frame after dry.  Sanding brings out the woodgrain and helps to hide any little imperfection.
  • Wipe the frame smooth with a clean cloth.
  • Apply the Carta Bella Christmas Market Chipboard Accents to front of frame.

The Red Buffalo Plaid Frame was made in Sue’s 2019 Holiday Workshop.

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A Merry Little Holiday House

How to make A Merry Little Holiday House.

A cute little holiday decoration using the Eileen Hull House Ornament Die.

Perfect for gift giving.  Just add a small battery operated tea light and see it glow.

A Merry Little House Supplies Used:            (*affiliate links)

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Directions:

  • Cut two pieces of Red and Black Buffalo Plaid paper 6″ x 8″.
  • Run both pieces of paper design side up through the Xyron Creative Station*.  As the paper moves through the Creative Station it adds adhesive to the underneath side of the paper.  You get full and complete adhesive covering on the paper.
  • Cut two pieces of Mat Board* 6″ x 8″.
  • Adhere the buffalo plaid paper onto each one of the mat board.  (underneath will be plain)

  • Lay covered matboard on top of the house ornament die and sandwich it between two sizzix cutting plates.  Run the die, mat board and cutting plates through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine*.  The Big Shot will cut out the house shape and two tiny houses that you can use on a later project.
  • Cut two houses shapes.

A Merry Little Holiday House bits and pieces.

  • Carefully fold on the scored lines.
  • Cut off the top tab with the two holes on both houses.  (This tab is used if you want to make it an ornament.)
  • You will also need to cut the bottom flap from one of the houses.
  • Use Super Glue to assemble the house. Glue all sides of the house together before gluing the roof tabs.  Leave bottom tab unglued so that you can add a small battery operated tea light.

  • For the Roof:  Cut a piece of Black Corrugated paper 2 1/2″ x 4″.  Fold in half and glue to top of the roof.
  • Place two small pieces of white matboard over the window section of the ornament house die and run through the big shot die cutting machine.  Trim around matboard to create two small windows.  Glue windows frames onto house.

  • Add the “Merry” chipboard sticker from the Christmas Market Chipboard Accents to the front of the house.
  • Make wreath out of a 6″ piece of the craft pine stem.
  • Create a small bow from the red twine and glue onto front of wreath.
  • Glue wreath to front of the house.

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