Sunday, December 4, 2011

Country Living Copycat Ornaments

The December issue of Country Living magazine inspired me to make some embroidery hoop ornaments.

I made several of the ornaments with a Swedish embroidery cloth that I purchased for $8.  I wish I could say that I painstakingly embroidered each hoop!  It was a very small cloth, so I didn't feel so guilty cutting it into pieces. 
Their creativity over at Country Living prompted some of my own!  I have some vintage pins of my moms and Grandmothers, and made ornaments using them.
I wore this one to a Christmas party over the weekend, but think I like seeing it the entire month of
December on my tree!  I love the little things that remind us of our loved ones long gone.


I purchased the red and white gingham fabric from IKEA and made pillow cases for my daughter's room (here) last Christmas.
The red and white gives some continuity to my tree.  Last year, the Christmas tree (here) looked a little schizophrenic (some might call eclectic!)

You can see the plaid fabric inside these embroidery hoops in the recent issue of Country Living.
Country Living

These were advertised at Country Living's website and are available at etsy.  So cute!


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25 comments :

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Christie -- I am loving your Swedish embroidery in the hoops ornaments - very clever and so homey and festive. Yours are better than the original :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Great copycat ornaments! I love them! Thanks for sharing this!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your embroidery ornaments....I prefer homemade ornaments on trees, it makes is so personal.

I am having a burlap purse giveaway....Please feel free to visit my blog if you are interested.
Thanks!

Kelly
Coastal Cottage Dreams

Leslie said...

Christie, those homemade ornaments with your family's vintage pins are so beautiful and special! That's a wonderful idea that I've never seen before.
Merry Christmas!
Leslie

The Southern Housewife said...

So cute! I may have to copy you! ;)

Jules said...

I love this idea! Apparently, I haven't had time to look at my issue of Country Living, or I would have seen it too. LOL. I love your idea more. And I agree, being able to see little things that remind us of our loved ones, is indeed special! I may use this idea as well....IF I can find the time. Between our upcoming trip and getting ready for baby, I haven't even had time to decorate our pre-lit tree. At least it's up, right? ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the idea of the pin on the fabric in the hoops...I think that would be a great way to give a Christmas pin as a gift.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Those are adorable and love your spin! THanks so much for joining in the party. Have fun!

Kelly said...

How darling! Yours look amazing. I love how a bunch of them massed together on a tree sets a theme for it.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I love, love, love, love...LOVE this idea!

The pins are such a special touch...they just sparkle.

Elizabeth said...

These are great!!!! What a fun idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love at Sew Chatty! I'm featuring you on the FB page today! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

This is a wonderful idea! These came out so great! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/bedazzle-me-monday-11.html

Have a great week!!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a great idea! I have a beautiful jeweled Christmas brooch that my son gave my about 15 years ago when he was 8 and this will be a great way for me to see it all Christmas!

Nikki W said...

The little hoops are such a great, novel idea and look all gorgeousy-vintage!! My question is this: What do you do with all of last year's ornaments? My mother-in-law started a tradition of buying us decorations every year, and now my Mum does it, so I've ended up with lots of decorations (some I like, some I don't!) and there's never a real theme to our tree because of the mish-mash of decs. What do you do? x

janet said...

I love the hoop with the pins in them..Adorable..Have a great week..

Sarah said...

Christi, I recall making some of these hoop ornaments many, many years ago. It's fun to see this idea again. ;-)

Christie said...

Nikki W, Thanks for stopping by TPL! I, too have a lot of ornaments. I have many from my mom and have collected some for my children. My sister's house burned down this year and she lost everything. I went through all my boxes and gave her a bunch. I am in such a mode of wanting to downsize and minimize! Plus, it would cost her a fortune to start a new ornament collection. If you have children, put a special box with their name on it and store the ornaments for them. If not, maybe find a young couple just starting out or someone in need who might can use some ornaments! Good luck! Christie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like what you did with the copy cat because yours is more colorful. I am linking from Debbiedoos.

kitty said...

I love your copy cat version...so creative & clever are you!!!!

Shelia said...

How precious! I love these. You copy catted very well!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Babs said...

The ornaments are just the cutest. Great copy cat!
Visiting from WUW.

Megan said...

wow. these are so pretty. I adore the embroidery hoop ornaments!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Emily said...

so creative and resourceful! I love these ornaments! Would love you to come over next wednesday when I host an ornament only link up as part of my Delightful December series! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com

WhyCuzICan said...

Super sweet and very country tree and ornaments. Bringing back nice memories for me.....awwww, childhood! :D

Visiting via: Fingerprints On The Fridge today :D
Smiles, Suzanne in Snowy NW Illinois

Tamsyn said...

These are adorable :)

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