Merry Kisses Mistletoe Hoop Ornament

I have a sweet Embroidery Hoop Art for you today – for your tree or just as a sweet little decoration! It’s my Merry Kisses Mistletoe Hoop Ornament!

Merry Kisses Mistletoe Hoop Ornament

It just has a little bit of embroidery – and the stitch is perfect for a beginner. Everything else is no-sew, so this is super easy to put together!

Merry Kisses Ornament

I was inspired by a Christmas card at Paper source that I fell in love with.  It would be super cute on your tree of course but I think I’m going to hang mine in a doorway – the better to sneak a few extra Christmas smooches!

Merry Kisses Hoop Art

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

• 5″ Embroidery Hoop
• Linen or other base fabric
• Felt pieces – for mistletoe, berries and bow. (2 shades of green and red)
• red embroidery floss
• glue
• disappearing ink marker

Place your fabric in the embroidery hoop. Begin by writing “merry kisses” in a curve along the bottom of the hoop with a disappearing ink marker. You can hand write this or use the pattern I’ve provided for you.

Merry Kisses Hoop

Embroider your letters using a simple back stitch. If you need instructions you can find them on my Embroidery: How To Do That page.

merry kisses embroidery

Now cut out your mistletoe leaf shapes. I have some shapes on the pattern for you as a guide, but you can alter these for different shapes and lengths. You’ll just want to make sure you have some of each color of felt and some that are long and short.

Mistletoe leaves

Start gluing your leaves on the fabric. This can be done in any way you like. I chose to make two “stems” of mistletoe, and brought them to a point together at the top. You can use hot glue, felt or tacky glue for this.

gluing mistletoe to fabric

Cut out some tiny little berries from red felt and glue them around the mistletoe leaves. Or you can use white felt if you want to be herbilogically (I totally made that word up) correct. I just think red’s cuter.

adding berries to mistletoe

Pop your fabric back in the hoop and try and keep the top of the mistletoe so it’s not in the center of the open section of the hoop. Trim the back of the fabric and finish the back of the hoop by gluing the trimmed fabric to the inside of the hoop. If you want, you can finish the back by gluing on a circle of felt.

trimming fabric in hoop

Make a red felt bow (you can find instructions and a pattern for this bow here) and glue it to the top of your hoop. Finish by adding some ribbon or bakers twine for hanging the hoop.

gluing blow to hoop art

Now you have a sweet mistletoe hoop art to hang up or put on your tree!

Merry Kisses Misteltoe Ornament

Mistletoe Hoop Ornament

I hope you like it!

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4 Comments

  • Reply December 23, 2013

    Sandi Grodek

    thank you. thus is so cute.

  • Reply December 23, 2013

    Annette

    This is so adorable and creative! Thanks for sharing. =)

  • Reply December 28, 2013

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    This is SO super cute, and I could totally see us hanging this in our house! Real mistletoe can be such a pain. I love that I could pull this out year after year!!

  • Reply December 31, 2013

    Emily

    This is so cute! Pinned to make next year. These would be excellent gifts!

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