It’s here!  The very first Ready, Set, Craft Challenge and our item was mini ornaments, just in time for the holiday season.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to link up to see all of the fabulous projects, add your own, and find out what the next item is for the January challenge!

Here’s what I came up with…

What You’ll Need: Large Embroidery Hoop, Ribbon, Paint, Mini Ornaments

First thing you’ll want to do is paint your hoop.  Now, technically, this step is optional.  If you like the look of the plain wooden hoop for your project, you can leave it as is.  I wanted mine to be white so I chose to paint it.  Be sure to paint all edges.  You may notice in the pictures coming up that I forgot the inner hoop when I started so I had to go back and do that.

Cut long lengths of ribbon, one for each ornament.  The size of your hoop will determine how many ornaments will fit inside.  My hoop is a 10″ and 5 ornaments looked best to me.

Thread the ribbon through the ornament and secure with a dot of glue.  Cut off the excess ribbon.

Once you’ve finished with each ornament, it’s time to add them to the hoop.  Starting with the middle ornament (or the middle two if you have an even number), glue the ribbon to the inner hoop.  Now glue the rest of the ornaments, in varying lengths, around the center one(s).  Place the outer hoop on top and tighten it.

Using some left over ribbon, make small bows and glue to the front side of the ornament.  A larger ribbon bow on top finishes it off to hang and display.  I used a pre made gift bow since all of the Christmas merchandise is 50% off at Hobby Lobby!

This could also make a great door decoration as well!

Let us see what you’ve created in the link up below and on social media.  Use the hashtag #readysetcraftchallenge to show us your stuff!

So what’s up for next month’s challenge?  I handed over the picking reins to Amber and she chose:

YARN

Now get those crafting pants on, get you some yarn, and come back for more January 5th!
XO, Kelly