Plaid Flannel Shirt Embroidery Hoop Ornaments & CCBG 46

Some of you know that my 23 year old son unexpectedly passed away in March 2015, I am always looking for ways to incorporate him and his memory into our daily life as well as special occasions when his presence is missed even more than most days.  I made these ornaments from his favorite plaid flannel shirt and gave them to family and friends. It’s nice to know that they too will think of a special  memory with Cody each year when they put the ornament on their tree.

How to Make Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

with a Plaid Flannel Shirt

So now that we have the emotional part of this post out of the way, let me tell you that this project was so easy and you aren’t limited to using a plaid flannel shirt to fill the embroidery hoop even though I like the rustic look of the plaid. You could use cloth napkins, remnants from a wedding dress or communion dress, Grandpa’s favorite shirt or a baby blanket. There are so many options and it’s up to you.

For my plaid flannel shirt ornaments, I used a 3 inch round embroidery hoop but there are different shapes and size of embroidery hoops to choose from too. I decorated my ornament with some Christmas greenery (60% off at Michael’s) and used some black twine I had in my stash to create the ornament hanger.

And there you have it, simple ornament made from an extra special plaid flannel shirt remnant. I hope that this project inspires you to find a special way to honor your loved ones that have passed.

Creative Craft Bloggers Group Link Party #45

How does a link party work?

Every Thursday a group of my crafty friends will host a new link party. By linking your recent homemade project to the bottom of this post a thumbnail image will be added to the collage with a link to your blog so that  we can visit your blog and see what you have been making.

Your project could be featured!

Each week one of my crafty friends and myself will choose our personal favorite link of the week. If you are featured on one of our blogs, grab this button and share the good news with your crafty friends. {Put the button on your blog and share it on Facebook too.} Featured posts will also be added to the Creative Craft Bloggers Group Pinterest Board.

CCBG featured button

Make sure you visit my fellow Co-Hosts to see all the fun and crafty things they have to share with you as well as their featured guest post of the week.

Try it – Like it |Life Beyond the Kitchen | Our Daily Craft | Leaves & Stitches | Al Things Beautiful

My Favorite CCBG Post of the Week

My favorite CCBG link up for the week is this Faux Grain Sack Pillow tutorial from Lisa at The Purple Hydrangea. I love her easy instructions and thought to the detail of making the lines slightly distressed looking just like a real grain sack. I also love her funny story at the end of her post. Go read it and you will appreciate her perspective on being perfectly imperfect.

Link Party Rules

I am excited to be inspired by your crafty projects and homemade goodness. Before you link up your project, please take a quick peek at the rules below and feel free to share this party with others. {The more the better.}

  • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops or business links are not accepted.
  • Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
  • Please do not pin from the thumbnails below. If there’s a post you want to pin please click on the link title to visit the source and pin from their blog.

Link Up Your Post Below

Now let’s see what you have been up to lately. Share the link to your blog post using the InLinkz tab at the bottom of this post.


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