personalized hoop ornaments {a tutorial}

Looking for an easy, customizable, and just downright adorable gift idea? Look no further. These personalized hoop ornaments will make the perfect gift for the little ones in your life, and I’m sharing the how-to with you all right here!

4″ embroidery hoops
embroidery floss
disappearing ink marker

Step 1: Open up your word processing program, type out the name you want for your hoop, and choose your font (mine is blackjack). Cut out your name, and, with the name underneath your fabric, trace it onto your fabric using a marker with disappearing ink (I used a lightbox for this step). If you have pretty handwriting, you can skip this step altogether and just hand write out your name onto your fabric.

Step 2: Insert fabric into your embroidery hoop. Thread your needle, and begin outlining your name. Sublime Stitching has a great collection of tutorials if you’re new to embroidery (I use the backstitch). Next, choose your buttons, and stitch them around your name using white thread.

Step 3: Almost done! Turn your hoop over, trim the excess fabric using pinking shears, and hot glue to the inside of your hoop.

These are seriously fun to make! Send me a pic if you make some yourself, I’d love to see!

Love the idea but don’t want to attempt yourself? I have them for sale in my shop, burlap+blue!

22 favorite button tutorials

Hello lovely readers! I’m so happy to be here today sharing another crafty compilation with you all! Today, I’m highlighting a craft material that’s inexpensive, readily available, and comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors…I’m talking about buttons!

home decor

button monogram from spearmint baby 

diy button-backed chair from casa sugar
covered button wreath from country home
easy button magnets at big box detox
button and embroidery hoop decor from doe-c-doe
button perpetual calendar from craft
button flower mirror from bhg
vintage button christmas tree decor from red heads craft more fun
easy button art from mod podge rocks
diy stone buttons from the haby goddess
diy wooden branch buttons from shrimp salad circus
button bouquet from blue velvet chair

cards, wrap and gifts

button embellished tee from icandy handmade 

fruity button napkins from martha stewart
button heart valentine card from k werner design blog
button gift wrap ideas from martha stewart
easy button clips (great for bookmarks!) from bella dia
button necklace at yellow blackbird
button jar gift tags from raspberry suite
fabric button earrings from fabric envy
button headband from sugar bee crafts
button bracelet tutorial from everything etsy