Sew an easy embroidered Christmas ornament, in the shape of a modern pennant! Fabric paint and freezer paper makes this stencil easy, and it looks fresh and modern.

I have a fun embroidered Christmas ornament tutorial to share! If there is one emotion I want my kids to experience around the holidays, it is joy! This ornament will serve as a good visual reminder for that goal, instead of succumbing to exasperation when the lights won’t untangle and the kids knock over the tree.

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I’m joining in on a fun, month-long blog hop for different handmade ornament ideas so you’ll definitely want to scroll to the bottom and see what else was shared!

Here it is hanging, my kids loved helping hunt down a twig to serve as the hanger after watching me embroider it. You can make one of these in a weekend, only because you need to let the paint dry before you start stitching. It would be easy to switch up the style with different colors or fabric choices! What other words would you put on a pennant ornament?

Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorial




1- Cut two main pennant shapes out of the cotton fabric – use the iron and press down the top “hem” based off of the pattern’s dashed line.


2-Print the template and trace/cut the stencil out with freezer paper – if you aren’t familiar with the material or technique, check out this post explaining it! Iron it down and paint with fabric paint in the bare space. Let dry and peel off the paper.


3-Let the fabric paint dry and use a simple back stitch to outline the letters.


4- Sew the two main body pieces together, wrong sides together. Sew a line straight across, approximately 1.25″ down from the top. This will create a channel for the dowel/stick to pass through.

Push your stick through the channel, break off ends if desired, and tie the ribbon ends to each end of the stick. You’re done with the Christmas ornament tutorial! If you’re looking for more handmade ornament tutorials, you might like my felt ice skate ornament, fabric scrap ornament, or felt reindeer ornament.

You can come back each day and see the next ornament tutorial pop up in the link-up below, or click through one by one in the list at the bottom of this post.



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Check out this classic handmade Christmas ornament tutorial! Simple embroidery and fabric scraps create a simple message for your Christmas tree decor - joy! These would be easy ornaments to make for craft fairs, start sewing! #diychristmas #diychristmasornament #embroideredchristmasornament


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