You guessed it - I have begun to make my Christmas DIY's. I don't have any Christmas decorations up yet, it's still a bit early. But I want to have my DIY projects done before the holiday season starts! This is my first one!
Ignore that the pumpkins are there - I just hung up these new Christmas decorations for effect. This DIY is easy, and you can make it any color you want! We're doing a red and gold theme this year, so I chose those colors.
-5 cross stitch hoops in 2 sizes
-1 yd material of your color
-hot glue gun
Start by painting the hoops the color you want. Mine are white. I did two coats, and then let them dry. After they are dry you will put them on the fabric like this:
Then you can cut them apart. Leave the extra material hanging from it for the time being. You will then stencil on the letters with the modge podge. Make sure that the screw of the hoops is at the top when you are putting on the glue. I used a foam brush. My screw is not at the top on the picture below, so I had to adjust is later. Hence leaving the extra fabric hanging out the back.
Then, sprinkle on the glitter and shake off the excess.
If any of your letters are not centered or are crooked, you can move it around as long as you have left the extra fabric on the back up to this point. As long as you are careful, you can now cut off the excess of fabric hanging off - you don't need to wait for the glue and glitter to dry.
You will then thread the glittery ribbon through the hole under the screw. Cut the ribbon into different lengths to create the shabby chic look - you don't want the hoops all hanging at the same height.
I had extra ribbon, so I tied bows and glued them in front of the screws. This step is not necessary, it would look good without them. I just wanted to used the rest of my ribbon.
Now they are ready to hang on your mantle! I think this project would look great with green fabric as well! The possibilities are endless! I want to see pictures if any of you try this!
What are your favorite Christmas decorations?