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embroidered wooden ornaments with a wonky gemstone pattern

Embroidered Wooden Ornaments

For the past couple weeks, I've been cutting, stitching, and stringing, preparing ornaments for the tree. I'll share photos of the whole tree soon, but I thought you'd like these, and I couldn't wait to show them off. They are little balsa (or something close to it) wood pieces, embroidered with some slightly wonky gemstones I drew up.

Embroidered Wooden Ornaments

They really are easy (my only complaint was that the wood itself could have done with a bit more sanding). You can find the technique for stitching on wood in my post over at About.com. I used the punching method to make the holes so that a bit more light will shine through on the Christmas tree.

And as I mentioned, the patterns I created were very easy to stitch, without too many holes needed. You can download them below.

At just under three inches wide, these are a little large for ornaments, but I love that about them. They really grab your attention on the tree. But they'd also be so pretty hanging on a gift...or even as mini wall art! Of course, there's no reason that you need to stitch the gemstones on wood. See where your creativity leads you!


  1. I can't wait to see your whole tree, Mollie!! I'm sure it'll be amazing.


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