DIY Buffalo Check Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

What do you get when you mix navy Buffalo Check, Embroidery Hoops, and one Crazy Christmas fanatic…..well you get a beautiful combination of over-sized Buffalo Check Christmas Ornament Balls!  These ornaments are so stinkin’ cute, and have endless decorating possibilities.  Who’s ready to see DIY Buffalo Check Embroidery Hoop Ornaments- (Part 2)!

***UPDATED pictures from Christmas 2018 ***  Just wanted to show another way to hang them (without the navy ribbons).

***NOTE***  This is a 2-part post.  The first post (Part 1) is the tutorial on how to make the embroidery hoop ornaments, and this post (Part 2) shows you how to hang them.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!! 🙂


DIY BUFFALO CHECK EMBROIDERY HOOP ORNAMENTS 

(PART 2)

***To see the first part for the tutorial on how to make the fabric hoops:  Click Buffalo Check Embroidery Hoop Snowman. Then you’ll be ready to begin this part for making the ornaments.***


DIY BUFFALO CHECK EMBROIDERY HOOP ORNAMENTS 

(PART 2)

SUPPLIES:

Since I have already posted on how to use them as a Snow-Woman (Part 1 of the series), click HERE for the supplies needed and tutorial on making the buffalo check hoops. 

You can mix and match fabrics, hoop colors and sizes, ribbons and bows, and hang them wherever your little heart desires. 

Want to simplify….leave out the fur ball ornaments and fur ball picks (scroll down for pictures).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ADDING:   RIBBONS, BOWS, FUR BALLS, AND BALL PICKS

Once the 3 hoops are done, we cans add the ribbon, bows, and fur balls/picks.

The fur ornament balls have a clear hanger that you will attach to the tying ribbon of the bow – click here for Bow Tutorial. 

I used the navy ribbon for the single fur ball and dot gold ribbon for the double fur balls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the same gold ribbon for the small hoop and large hoop (with 4 loops each) bows, but just made a larger bow to fit scale of large hoop. 

I stuck the fur balls picks into the right and left sides of the bow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the dot bow from the snow-woman tutorial for the medium hoop.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HANGING DIRECTIONS

Here are the ribbon lengths, and the navy ribbon is 2.5″wide.  You can choose whatever width you want.  I used the navy ribbon to add contrast, and to cover more of the stair wall.

 

Where to put nails or hangers:

1) Starting with LARGE HOOP:  go (19.5″ Right, 4″ Down)……. for 2 fur balls

2) From 2 FUR BALLS: go (12″ Up, 8″ Right) …..for small hoop

3) From LARGE HOOP again:  go (18″ Up, 8″ Right) for medium ball

4) From LARGE HOOP again:  go (11″ Left, 10″ Up)

 

 

 


WANT TO SIMPLIFY

 

 

 

 

If you want to use the 3 ornaments only….  put the small ornament into 2 fur balls spot and lose the other goodies 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


YOU ARE DONE!!

ENJOY YOUR BUFFALO CHECK CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***UPDATED*** More pictures from Christmas 2018.

 

 

 

 

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

Where will you decide to hang your ornaments?  Shoot me a picture, I’d love to see them.  

Want more Christmas Ideas try:

20 Best Front Door Christmas Wreath Ideas

33 Ideas Decorating Stairs for Christmas

Christmas Dining Room:  Navy + Red

Fall To Christmas Decorating: 3 Easy Tips

Let It Snow DONUT Christmas Party

 

 

 

 

 

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Buffalo Check DIY Snowman : Using Embroidery Hoops

Ever since I posted my  Blue and White Fall Dining Room and 10 Ways To Add Buffalo Check, I have been determined to do a DIY Christmas project using my navy and white buffalo check fabric.    I have pinned tons of Christmas inspirations for black and white check, red and white check, and red and black check, but wanted to try something different. Here it is Buffalo Check DIY Snowman:  Using Embroidery Hoops (Part 1).

And since I am in love with all things blue and white anyway….I came up with a couple projects where I finally got to use my navy buffalo check fabric- YAY!!  

***FYI***  Click here to see  Buffalo Check Embroidery Hoops Ornaments (Part 2) or Christmas Snowman:  DIY Cotton Ball Wreath if you love all things snowmen!!  Let’s get rolling……


 Buffalo Check DIY Snowman:  Using Embroidery Hoops 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • 8″, 12″, 18″ embroidery hoops
  • white spray paint or white primer
  • buffalo check fabric – 1 yard
  • ***fabric liner (optional) – 1 yard***
  • different sizes of gold ribbon & gold dot ribbon
  •  hot glue/glue gun
  • fabric scissors

*** I purchased all my goodies at Hobby Lobby  except…… 1 gold ribbon- Target from last year & spray paint Home Depot***


***OPTIONAL FOR PART 2 – ORNAMENTS**

  • navy ribbon
  • white fur ornament balls (set of 6- used 3)
  • 2 white fur balls picks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Buffalo Check DIY Snowman:  Using Embroidery Hoops 

8 STEPS 

STEP 1:  PAINT HOOPS

Spray paint hoops front and back sides – keeping loops together (don’t need to unscrew hoops and separate for this part)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here they are white (below).  If you want to choose a different color,  go for it.  The spray paint acts as a trim color so be creative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 2:  CUT FABRIC

Lay hoops out on fabric to get an idea of where you will want your checks to go. 

I used the check on the diagonal for the small & large hoops, and straight for the middle hoop- just to give it a little interest. 

You can always use a coordinating fabric also.  Cut a square around hoop first- see picture below – RIGHT.

***TIP:  Make sure you like up your checks straight…they are kind of tricky like stripes.  If they are crooked, and you CUT crooked…..well you might be back at the fabric store 😉 ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(***This part is optional – see below***)

I cut out a piece of liner to go behind my fabric so you can’t see through it.  You can always double up on fabric too (but who wants to waste the cute buffalo check on the back side)??

Top portion- with lining.

Bottom portion- without lining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 STEP 3:  PUT FABRIC ON HOOPS

Unscrew at top to loosen hoops.  Pull gently to separate hoops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lay bottom hoop down on hard surface.  Place fabric (and liner) on top covering bottom hoop….with equal amount of extra fabric hanging over the entire loop.  Make sure checks are in a straight line.

Place second hoop (one with screw) on top of fabric and bottom hoop.  Might need to give it a gentle pull or unscrew a little more to loosen if it won’t cover fabric and bottom hoop.

***TIP Double check one more time to make sure checks run in straight line.***  Then tighten screw- but not completely tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip over.  Gently lift up on fabric to pull any bumps tight. Once fabric is all smooth and pulled firm……tighten screw completely.

***TIP:  you will have to pull check fabric and liner separately sometimes to get bumps out. ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 4:  CUT OFF EXCESS FABRIC

Now cut about 3/4 inch or inch around hoop in a circular direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Should look like this when finished- upside down (below left)

Here you can see that I laid mine out in a diagonal pattern (below right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 5:  GLUE FABRIC TO HOOPS

Glue down fabric (and liner) to wooden loop.  Be careful when doing this so that you don’t accidentally get glue on your top fabric (you can hold the loop upright like a hula hoop and glue like that).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both fabric and liner glued down – pictured below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 6:  ATTACH HOOPS TOGETHER

I laid mine out just to see what it would look like.  Here you can see the top and bottom loops are on the diagonal, and the middle hoop is straight.

Attach a gold ribbon around each screw by tying a knot.  Begin at the bottom hoop, and give yourself A LOT of extra ribbon for this before cutting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hang it on the door to help with the next part.  The hoops will look like they “are dancing around.” 

TIP*** Tie knot in top part of ribbon to anchor in door so that it won’t slide out.

Hot glue top hoop (wooden part) to gold ribbon to lie flat (bottom RIGHT).

Repeat for middle hoop to connect to ribbon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIP***Make sure your hoop is straight (screw part is lined up to ribbon) before pressing down.  Otherwise your hoop will lie crooked.  If so, pull gently….and try again!!


STEP 7:  ADD GOLD DOT BOW

See How to Make a Perfect Bow for tutorial.  I used 4 loops on my bow – just a fyi- and tied to existing gold ribbon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 8:  ATTACH SNOWMAN TO DOOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hang on the wall with a nail if you want inside the house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AND YOU ARE DONE!!!

HELLO THERE MS. BUFFALO CHECK DIY SNOWMAN!!!

Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!   Love & Hugs 🙂

***Part 2 is READY click Buffalo Check DIY Christmas ORNAMENT Balls***

 

Want more Christmas Ideas try:

Christmas Snowman:  DIY Cotton Ball Wreath 

Christmas Dining Room:  Navy + Red

33 Ideas:  Decorating Stairs For Christmas

20 Best Christmas Door Wreaths

Let It Snow DONUT Christmas Party:  Food Planning

 

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20 Best Christmas Door Wreaths

Decorating for Christmas ranks right up there on the top of my list for all-time LOVES.   This includes my husband & beautiful girls, our incredible families, Texas Longhorns football, and well….. the season of Christmas.   It adds warmth to my heart as we get to share an entire month dedicated to the birth of our Lord and Savior- Jesus Christ.  Amen!!  So, let’s get rolling with The 20 Best Christmas Door Wreaths.

 

 

I know there is so much that goes into putting all of the Christmas decorations out each year:  first the decorations go up inside the house, next the Christmas tree and ornaments get adorned, followed by the outdoor ground lights & inflatables (if you have kiddos), and the finale – the Christmas front door wreath.

It is the jewel of the season, and sets the tone for your entire Christmas theme.  It is your “hello” to welcome your guests when they arrive, and your “hug goodbye” as they leave and travel safely back home.  The right wreath can add warmth, happiness, elegance, color, and personality to your home.  It represents….you & your family.  So, what is your style and what does it say about who you are?

 

 

 

 

 


20 BEST CHRISTMAS DOOR WREATHS

WHICH STYLE ARE YOU?

 

 STYLE:  UNDERSTATED

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STYLE ME:  UNDERSTATED

You don’t crave attention, but always turn heads.  You are tasteful and classy, but not the least bit stuffy.   You are the perfect hostess, and people love to come to your house.  Is this you?

 

 

 

 

 

 


STYLE:  BOLD

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STYLE ME:  BOLD

You dare to be different.  You aren’t just the life of the party, you ARE the party.  You own it, and everyone knows it!!  You are not the first person to arrive at an event, but always the last one to leave.  You bring energy & excitement as soon as you enter a room.  Is this you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STYLE:  PLAYFUL

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STYLE ME:  PLAYFUL

You are always smiling and a blast to be around.   You are quite mischievous, love a good prank, and are THE class clown.    You draw people in with your quick wit, and ability to make them laugh.  You beat to your own drum and never follow the crowd (that is why your wreaths……are NOT the typical style wreaths)!!  Is this you?

 

 

 

 

 

 


STYLE:  CLASSIC

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STYLE ME:  CLASSIC

You have a timeless style that brings warmth and beauty, and you are always stunning.  You are tailored, structured and polished, yet exude effortless elegance.  Your grace shines through in everything you do and say, and you are always THE best-dressed at any function.   You do not call anyone for fashion advice, you give it.   You. Are. Style.  Is this you?

 

 

 

 

 

 


STYLE:  HAPPY

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STYLE ME:  HAPPY

Your eyes twinkle when you smile,  you love to sing- a lot, and you pass out hugs to everyone!!  Admit it- YOU ARE HAPPY!!  You choose friends, clothes, decor, etc…. anything that brings a little sunshine to your life.  You love what you love, and you aren’t afraid to go out on a limb to have the perfect item.  So, be you and spread your joy!!  Is this you?

 

 


 STYLE:  NATURAL

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STYLE ME:  NATURAL

You are flawless and exquisite in your own  bare skin.  You love the sun peeking into your window in the morning, and the stars lighting up the sky at night.   You LOVE all things green.  You find inspiration for your home & life through hiking the great outdoors.  You love the smell of rain, fresh cut grass, and wood burning by a firepit.  Keeping things simple is not a trend for you, it IS you.  Is this you?

 

 

 

 

Have a Very Merry Christmas & Happy Wreath Hunting!!

Love & hugs 🙂

 

 

 

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