Hi!! Jennifer Johner here today.. with a bit of Christmas fun! This is a relatively quick project (took me about an hour to do in full)! So so so fun!! Here is a picture of what we are going to make..
This decor project will require simple clip art, are free hand sketches. I simply googled "deer head clip art" .."Christmas tree clip art" and "snowflake clip art" ..found some free resources, saved and opened in Photoshop... and then enlarged slightly and traced around using my tablet pen... then printed out only what I sketched. Definitely feel free to use any method you can think of to make your template though.. even free handing it! After printing, I cut out with a craft knife.. leaving a nice white template/pattern.
Gather your supplies. You will need: patterned paper and/or transparencies, fabric, embroidery hoops, sewing machine or needle and thread for hand stitching (or simple spray adhesive might even do the trick?) and of course some Christmas themed templates/pictures to trace!
Trace template onto patterned paper/transparency.. and cut out with scissors or craft knife. The simpler the design, the easier this whole process is, so it might help to keep that in mind and choose accordingly when picking out your images. I think I picked the simplest tree out there! hee! ;)
Iron out your fabric if needed (mine was super wrinkled!! ).. and cut each piece slightly larger than each embroidery hoop.
Carefully place image on center of fabric pieces and sew on. I just used my hand to hold in place and slowly started the stitch with the machine.. but a little bit of adhesive to keep the paper/transparency from slipping around might be a welcomed step.
After the images are attached to the fabric (sewn on, or glued etc) place fabric in embroidery hoop.. pull it tight and tighten up the screw to secure it all... and that is it! All done! Easy and affordable Christmas decor! For a temporary alternative to nails (for hanging), I think those adhesive backed hooks would work fantastic!
Yay! I hoped you enjoyed today's little project.. and hopefully you are feeling inspired! Happy Holidays!! :)