Embroidery Hoop Plaid Flannel Ornaments

Today the Farmhouse Hens are focusing on Christmas Ornaments and I am sharing my embroidery hoop plaid flannel ornaments made from my son’s favorite flannel shirt. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and click around and visit my talented friends to be inspired by their fabulous ornaments.

As some of you may know, 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 my son’s favorite plaid flannel shirt.ย 

It’s nice to know that friends and family will appreciate this gift and 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 flannel shirt 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 ornaments, I used a 3 inch round embroidery hoop but there are different shapes and size of hoops to choose from too. I opted to keep my hoops natural but you could paint them with craft paints as well. I decorated my ornament with some Christmas greenery (60% off at Michael’s) and I used some black twine I had in my craft stash to create the hanger.

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

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  1. Leanna says:

    This is such a beautiful idea for a family memento. Its a really a beautiful idea for an ornament.

    Very well done Denise I am sure this idea will make a big different to lots of Christmas trees. Hugs for sharing it..

  2. Marie says:

    Denise, so sorry for your loss โ™ฅ What a lovely tribute to your son and way to hold his memory close during the holidays! I hope you don’t mind if I copy this idea. We lost my Mom on the 15th of November and I kept some of her clothing. This would make such a lovely gift for each of my siblings this holiday season. Pinned to share ๐Ÿ™‚

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