Silhouette Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament

Embroidery hoops are such a fun crafting tool for way more than just embroidering! They make for a fast & easy way to create so many things, including this Silhouette Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament.

For this project you will need:
Black Felt
Embroidery Hoop (I used a 3 inch)
Side profile photo – or any silhouette
and Scissors
(Optional: Straight Pin)

 Start by creating the base. Use your pre-printed fabric (I used this French Sheet Music), and put it onto the hoop. Pull the fabric taut all around, then tighten the hoop.

Flip it over and trim off the back. Now sit it aside and make your silhouette.
I used a photo of my grandson, trimming out the profile. Then, I pinned to the a piece of felt and cut out the image. Felt is a little tricky, so be patient! It really only takes a couple of minutes, though.
Then I used Fabric-Tac to adhere it, by putting it onto the back of the silhouette and then positioning it onto the fabric on the embroidery hoop.
For a little pop of color, I simply added a ribbon, and it was done.

It would be really sweet to make one of these every year as the kids/grandkids grow up. A tree full of silhouettes would be beautiful! They would also make a wonderful gift.

See ya next week for another Graphics Fairy DIY. I’d love to see ya over on my blog at The Shabby Creek Cottage.


  1. so cute! such a great idea!

  2. Darling!

  3. Adorable..would be fun to do with the kids.

  4. Thanks everyone! I’m glad you liked Gina’s cute project!!

  5. This project is wonderful, can be personalized and made quickly and inexpensively. Love how it looks, can hardly wait to try printing on the fabric, never done that before. Between you two, we’re all so lucky to have you both. Thanks Karen and Gina.

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