DIY Calligraphy Embroidery Ornament Kits

So you purchased a DIY Calligraphy Embroidery Ornament Kit? Hooray! You made an excellent choice. You clearly have amazing taste! Designed for beginners, you can also jazz it up to make your ornament even more unique. Let's get started!

Step 1: Cut out design and center on embroidery hoop; tighten.

Step 2: Follow pattern stitch guide below. For a primer on different stitches, check out this excellent guide on The Spruce.

Step 3: Pull excess fabric to back of hoop and edge with running stitch; pull tight and knot.

Step 4. Tie loop of floss around screw for hanging.

Step 5: Admire! And post your finished product on Instagram and tag @MNYKcalligraphy.


Stitch Guides

Joy stitch guide

For text

  • black floss
  • 3 strands
  • back stitch; intermediate stitch: stem stitch

For boughs

  • green floss
  • 3 strands
  • back stitch with detached chain for leaves

For berries

  • gold floss
  • 6 strands
  • french knot (one loop)

For flowers

  • red floss
  • 2-3 strands, depending on preferred thickness of petals
  • detached chains, a.k.a. lazy daisies

merry stitch guide

For text

  • black floss
  • 3 strands
  • back stitch; intermediate stitch: stem stitch

For boughs

  • green floss
  • 3 strands
  • back stitch with detached chain for leaves

For berries

  • gold floss
  • 6 strands
  • french knot (one loop)

For flowers

  • red floss
  • 2-3 strands, depending on preferred thickness of petals
  • detached chains, a.k.a. lazy daisies

let it snow stitch guide

For text

  • white floss
  • 6 strands
  • back stitch
  • for intermediate stitchers, try a stem stitch

For snowflakes

  • gold floss
  • 3 - 6 strands, depending on how thick you would like them straight stitch

peace on earth stitch guide

For text

  • red floss
  • 6 strands
  • back stitch
  • for intermediate stitchers, try a stem stitch (pictured to the right)

For bough

  • green floss
  • 3 strands
  • back stitch with detached chain for leaves

For berries

  • gold floss
  • 6 strands
  • french knot (one loop)
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