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Embroidery is a fantastic craft hobby for many reasons; the affordability and the portability are just a few of them.
And what’s better than a standard sized embroidery hoop? A mini 3″ embroidery hoop! (Talk about cute!)
We’ve used a 3″ embroidery hoop to make a keepsake fabric ornament so far during this series, and there are several more ornaments coming that will use hoops as well.
We’re on Day 15 of The 30 Days of Ornaments Project, where we are making 30 handmade ornaments in 30 days.
Today, we are going to combine a vintage doily with an embroidery hoop, yarn, and twine to make a DIY doily dreamcatcher ornament.
FUN FACT: I first made this exact project using a HUGE embroidery hoop (13″ maybe) and it’s a focal point in my living room. I loved it so much, I wanted to try a mini ornament version. Just like I thought, I love it too!
Here’s how to make one!
Day 15: How to Make a Doily Dreamcatcher Ornament
(All 30 of the handmade ornaments can be found here, along with links to their videos and supply lists.)
DIY Doily Dreamcatcher Ornament
Step 1. Gather supplies.
Step 2. Cut 12″ of twine for a hanging string. Set aside.
Step 3. Determine what part of the doily you want visible in your dreamcatcher. Cut out a circle several inches bigger than the diameter of the hoop.
Step 4. Separate the two sections of the embroidery hoop by loosening the top screw. Set the outer hoop aside.
Step 5. Lay your doily fabric section on top of the inner hoop. Center it over the hoop to show your desired section.
Step 6. Take the outer hoop and push it over the inner hoop. The fabric should be pulled taut as you do this.
Step 7. Make sure the fabric is taut, and then tighten the screw on the outer embroidery hoop to secure everything in place.
Step 8. Finish the back of the embroidery hoop off by cutting off all of the excess fabric except for 1/2 inch around the edge. Then hot glue that 1/2″ extra to the inside of the hoop in the back.
Step 9. Cut sections of yarn and twine (18+ inches each) and loop them through bottom of doily and hoop to create tails. Trim.
Step 10. Inspect and hang up the DIY doily dreamcatcher ornament!
Whether you’re turning a doily and embroidery hoop into a massive doily dreamcatcher wall hanging or a miniature Christmas tree ornament, it’s a guaranteed showstopper.
They look much more complicated than they actually are, and will be something you love looking at throughout the holiday season and beyond.
Plus, if your doily happens to be a family heirloom? That’s a double bonus!
Save the idea for later by pinning the photo below to Pinterest!
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P.S. Check out all of the ornament videos for The 30 Days of Ornaments Project here.