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Christmas: Embroidery Hoop Deer

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Handmade Christmas decorations have been a cherished part of my holiday memories since I was a little girl, so I make an effort to make something every year to decorate my own home. While browsing through ornaments at the store, I found a deer head and instantly knew that I wanted to mount it on an embroidery hoop:

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Because my Christmas decor is a little bit woodsy chic, I went to the Outfitters collection for supplies. Using Outfitters Thickers and Papers 05 and 06, I was able to bring my idea to life. To make one of your own, you’ll also need a deer head ornament or figure, an embroidery hoop, glue, glue dots, scissors, and a leaf punch.

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Begin by gluing the embroidery hoop to the background patterned paper. I used E6000, but any liquid, strong glue should work fine.

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While the hoop is drying, make the flowers that go around the deer’s neck. I used a leaf punch, but you could easily hand cut your petal shapes. This particular leaf punch made me think of poinsettia petals. a) I punched five leaves per flower. b) Next, turn the leaves upside down and arrange into a flower shape, then secure with a glue dot. c) Add a rhinestone sticker to the center of the flower.

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When the hoop is dry, cut it away from the patterned paper.

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To dress up the edge, adhere gold foil washi tape. You could also do this to the inside of the hoop, but I would do so before gluing it to the background paper. Another variation would be to paint the hoop before beginning.

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Next, adhere the deer to the patterned paper and place your flowers around the deer.

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Last, spell out a message with Thickers.

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Now I have a fun addition to my decor! My little girl loves the “reindeer” and I like the pop of red plaid that it gives my wall.

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Do you DIY Christmas decor? If woodsy chic is your cup of hot cocoa, give this embroidery hoop a try! Happy creating!

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