Hey, friends! Today I get to share a fantastic steel rule die from Spellbinders. Their steel rule dies are a good choice if you like to die cut materials other than simply paper. This alphabet die is perfect for adding to cards, but also other projects. Today, I am sharing how I created a mini embroidery hoop Christmas ornament by cutting some thin wood to add the word “noel” to my project.
I started by cutting out the letter with the steel rule die. I used some thin wood that I had previously gotten from Spellbinders. I am not sure if it is still available there, since I was unable to find it, but you could always use thin sheets of wood or cardboard that you have on hand.
After the letters were die cut, I colored them using some Sparkle Spray from Nuvo. This spray added a rich, brown color and also LOTS of sparkle! I love the rustic look it has against the flannel fabric I placed inside the embroidery hoop.
The hoop I used is about 4″ in diameter. I know Spellbinders/FSJ carries hoops in their store, so I will link that below in case you want to check it out. Otherwise, most craft stores or even department stores have cheap hoops.
I simply glued my letters onto the front of my fabric, and then added some twine on top to hang it with, and then added some fake greenery from a Christmas branch that I have had in my storage forever, I snipped the berries and leaves off my branch, and added them with some adhesive. Like mentioned in my video, I didn’t have my hot glue gun on hand, so I used an alternative glue, but I would definitely recommend hot glue.
After the greenery was added, my ornament was finished! So super simple and really this did not take long to make. You could create a number of these for Christmas gifts, or to tie onto gifts as part of some pretty wrapping. Use the letters to spell out Christmas words, well wishes, or even customize with the recipient’s name!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed a look at what these steel rule dies can do! Take a look at the links below if you are interested in any of the products I used.
Until next time,