Hey there! My name’s Kate. Today I’m going to share this simple but totally cute DIY ornament for your tree! You’ll need the following: embroidery thread, thick wire (I can’t remember the exact size but make sure it’s easily bendable), sharp scissors or wire cutters, wire pliers, and a hot glue gun.
Start by making your base. I chose the word “love,” but you could do anything – it doesn’t even have to be a word.
Once you’re done shaping, now you can begin wrapping. Cut a long piece of embroidery thread (if you run out, you can always cut another piece and glue it where the last piece ended). Put a dot of hot glue at the beginning of your word/shape and begin wrapping your thread around the wire. There will be difficult places, like my “O.” I had to do the bottom portion of it then come back later with a separate piece for the top half.
Once you’re done wrapping, cut another piece of thread and loop it around the middle area of your word/shape. Mine was a little unbalanced, because the left side was heavier. I don’t mind at all though. It helps if you make a knot on the wire (see picture below). If you do mind, you could attach clear string to each side so it stays straight.
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And that’s it! This project took me about 20-30 minutes, so curl up with Frosty the Snowman or another Christmas classic and you’ll have a great decoration or gift in no time. Thanks so much for having me, Vanessa! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. Please come say hi!
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!
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