It is no secret that I love Christmas, and adding Christmas pictures to our home brings some festive cheer. We usually change our Christmas colour scheme every year or so, but you can quickly add some inexpensive framed fabric art to complement your holiday colours.
I love making pictures using embroidery hoops and the best thing is that they can be easily altered from year to year.
- background fabric
- quilting batting
- embroidery hoop
Cut a Christmas image out of felt. I used my Accuquilt Go Baby and a Dove die to quickly cut out a dove silhouette. Alternatively, you can do a google search for “Christmas Images” and it will come up with loads of great images you could trace onto felt and then cut out.
Stitch the silhouette to a piece of backing fabric that is larger that the embroidery hoop you are using.
Embellish the picture with buttons, sequins, embroidery etc.
Place the fabric in the hoop. Cut a circle of batting that is the same size as your hoop and place it in the back of the picture. Trim the fabric so that it is approx 1 inch bigger than the hoop. Tuck the edges of the fabric in behind the picture and glue a circle of card to the back of the hoop to cover the back and keep it neat.
Attach a ribbon and a length of twine to hang the picture as desired.
Here is a reindeer silhouette that I made last year in red, white and lime colours.
Pop back tomorrow as we have a terrific giveaway from Incomparable Buttons.