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Today I am sharing another project in a series of posts where I’m updating my holiday decor to the new plaid & chalkboard trend that’s out there this year. I love embroidery hoop crafts, even though I’ve never tried needle crafting, I just love how those hoops look! Crazy right? They just make great frames!
I had a little help with this sweet holiday project from Cutting Edge Stencils! I used their Fancy Christmas Tree Stencils from their New Holiday Stencil Collection to make this super trendy embroidery hoop tree collage. I cut the stencils apart and used each one in three different sized wood hoops. Here’s how I made them~
Embroidery Hoop Holiday Tree Collage
- Fancy Christmas Tree Craft Stencils in Small & Medium
- Acrylic paint: Charcoal gray, Tartan Red
- 1 yard of white duck cloth
- a small piece of shiny gold polyester fabric
- Flat round Stencil Paint Brush
- Blue painters tape
- Cardboard square
- Embroidery Hoops: 2- 10 inch, 1- 8 inch, 1- 12 inch
- Mini white ball trim
- Small white puff balls
- a small piece of plaid ribbon
- Elmer’s Spray Adhesive
- Sharp fabric scissors
- Hot glue & gun
- Rotary cutter & mat
The trees on this particular stencil are grouped together, so to separate them, cut the trees apart on the stencil with a rotary cutter.
TIP: If you are going to use this stencil in a different project, do not cut the stencil. Skip this step and reuse the stencil with different trees for each hoop.
Measure which trees fit best in your hoop leaving an inch on the top and bottom of the tree. Measure and cut your duck cloth for each hoop.
I cut mine into squares that were 2-3 inches larger than the hoop.
Take the square duck cloth and tape it to a piece of cardboard with painters tape. Spray the back of the stencil with Elmer’s Adhesive glue. Tape the stencil to the center of the duck cloth square. If the tree edge is thin where you cut the stencil add a strip of painters tape so you will not paint onto or bleed over to the cloth. Press the stencil to seal it onto the cloth.
Use a round flat stencil brush and get a small amount of paint on the tip of the brush. Tap off excess and lightly tap the paint in the to cloth. Go slow and fill in the stencil.
Remove the stencil immediately when finished painting so the paint will not bleed under the stencil. Let it dry.
I drew the star by hand on the duck cloth with a pencil. Next, make a cardboard guide of the star by drawing the star using the stencil on a small piece of cardboard. Cut it out and use it to cut out the star with scissors on gold shiny fabric. Repeat for each tree.
Center your duck cloth with painted tree over the embroidery hoop. Apply the top hoop and tighten the lock. Turn the hoop over and trim off excess fabric from the hoop with sharp scissors.
Add your embellishments with hot glue for fabric. Hot glue the star on top of each tree. And that’s it! Super easy and crazy cute!