I am obsessed with the Grinch this Christmas and I wanted to add more Grinch to my Christmas tree. I thought another way I could do that was to is to embroider a Grinch on a hoop. I don’t do a lot of embroidery since I am a beginner but hey why not, right?
The first thing I did was print out a Grinch image which I used to trace it with embroidery paper. The paper will leave a blue stencil on the fabric. I used white fabric to do the Grinch embroidery ornament with wooden hoop. You can find most all of these material at any craft store, I did my shopping at Joann’s.
Now its time to to do the Grinch embroidery with a light green embroidery thread. I just followed the stencil.
If you want to know a little bit of the stitch I tried to used they have a very nice video here on Youtube by Amamda Rolfe
Once the Grinch was completed I colored the hoop with red sharpie. It might have been a better idea to color the hoop before but I was so excited to begin that I just skipped that part. Then I attached red tinsel around the hoop. The tinsel is from Tim Holtz holiday crafts. You can also find them at the craft store in his section. I just love everything Tim Holtz I have a stash in my closet that would last me a life time. Just don’t tell the hubby! hehe
I also hot glued the back so it would not stick out of hoop.
It is now complete, now you have your every own Grinch embroidery ornament for this holiday season. It looks great with my plaid tree and other Grinch Glass ornament I have done.
If you want a fast and easy way to decorate around the house think about maybe having bottle brush trees. They are so cute!! I just can’t get enough of them and I can’t stop myself from buying them when ever I see them. I go to every retail store looking for them and I get very disappointed when they don’t have them. However, I did find a few at world market and they look so cute that I could not help myself. I Also got a few smaller ones from last year that I use to decorate my tea cups. I got the tea cups at anthropology.
I grabbed some fake snow and place it inside the tea cups and placed my little bottle brush trees in them and on top of them.
You can also make your very own colored bottle brush trees if you want to. You can find craft bottle brush tree at your local craft store they are by Ranger Tim Holtz. He made them so that you can die them in any color you want. They can by single package or six on a pack of bottle brush tree crafts. I have few of them but I was so scare on coloring them. However, I did take the plunge finally and they came out so cute. I decided to do a candy cane tree and just focus on the painting the red on the tree.
I used tape to cover where I did not want the paint to go and use distress paint with water. I spray a couple of coats to get it a little dark. I used berry distress refill stain.
Now I have different kinds of bottle brush tree crafts for this holiday season.
Fabric pumpkins are a must have for all seasons. I believe once they might have been good for just Halloween or Thanksgiving but I now you can see them for Christmas as well. I just think they help you get in the holiday spirit. I decided to make holiday pumpkins this year for all occasions. I have pumpkins in all sizes, shapes and different materials. I always get the real pumpkins which we carve and then I get fake pumpkins at my local craft store and get very creative with them. All I have left was to make no sew fabric pumpkins.
The no sew fabric pumpkins I decided to make was super easy and fast to make. I really don’t always have a lot of time to take out the sewing machine and do them that way. I decided to do it a different way in which I could do it while the kiddos where eating lunch. Fast and easy is the name of the game at time when you are a busy mom.
I first cut the fabric in a square . Followed by tying both end of the fabric. The closer to the center you tie the fabric the smaller the pumpkin. The closer to the edge of the fabric you tie the fabric the longer the pumpkin.
Then just turn the fabric inside out.
Then you will be able to stuff the pumpkin with batting.
Once you have it as big as you want it you can hot glue the seam together.
You can grab an embroidery needle with thread or twine and go all the way through the middle of the pumpkin from the bottom. You will circle around the pumpkin around six times to make it look more pumpkin like and pull tight.
Now you have a no sew fabric pumpkins!