Does someone you know want to learn how to hand embroider? Make them this Mason Jar Embroidery Kit for Christmas!
It’s an easy gift that can be put together quickly at very little expense.
Plus… it’s a fun way to shop for embroidery and craft supplies without feeling guilty that you’re adding more to your stash!
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Day 1: How to Make a Christmas Wreath Kit featuring an adorable Hedgehog Wreath
Day 2: Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat Tutorial
Day 3: Ring in the Holly Days Advent Calendar Tutorial
Day 4: Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial
Day 5: Delicious Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers
Day 6: Dresden Charm Ornament Tutorial
Day 7: How to Make a Christmas Floral Arrangment
Day 8: You’re here!
Day 9: Christmas Furoshiki (Japanese Fabric Wrapping)
Day 10: Poke and Push Fabric Christmas Trees Tutorial
Day 11: Mini Spiced Orange Buttercream Bundt Cakes
Day 12: DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas
It’s Day 8 and we are sharing Christmas In A Jar Ideas!
How to Make a Mason Jar Embroidery Kit
Materials needed to make a Mason Jar Embroidery Kit:
- One pint mason Jar
- Small 4″ embroidery Hoop
- Embroidery floss in a variety of colors
- Embroidery Needles
- Small embroidery scissors
- Decorative ribbon
You can use any clean one pint mason jar that you have on hand or you can purchase something like these pretty Spiral Ball Mason Jars.
I bought this box of Spiral jars on sale at Krogers at the end of fall canning season. I just knew that they’d be perfect for using for gifts.
Creating a Mason Jar Embroidery Kit really couldn’t be simpler because getting started in hand embroidery doesn’t require a lot of supplies.
You’ll want to add a selection of embroidery floss. For this first kit, I’ve chosen Christmas/winter colors of white, silver, blue, gold, red and green.
A package of embroidery needles with a variety of sizes gives the recipient the chance to try different sizes to see which works best for them as they learn to work different stitches and varying strands and types of floss.
Small embroidery scissors and a needle threader that they can keep with their embroidery supplies are nice additions to the kit.
And of course, an embroidery hoop.
Another thoughtful addition to the kit would be a couple of fat quarters of good quality cotton or linen fabric.
Roll the fat quarters and tie with ribbon.
Add everything to the mason jar.
Close the jar with the lid and ring. If desired you can also add one of those cute Metal Star Lid Inserts.
Next, cut approximately 3 ft of pretty decorative ribbon.
Find the middle of the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the embroidery hoop starting at the bottom and working up to the top of the embroidery hoop with half the ribbon. Then start back at the bottom of the hoop and wrap the other half of the ribbon working up to the top.
Adding the ribbon in this manner ensures that when you get both ends of the ribbon to the top of the embroidery hoop you’ll have lots left to wrap it around the top of the jar.
Tie a simple bow and the embroidery hoop becomes a small Christmas wreath to decorate your Mason Jar Embroidery Kit Gift.
There are all sorts of free embroidery designs available on the net, including dozens right here on Super Mom – No Cape! On the card that you include with the kit, please feel free to write down the url for my embroidery category. They’re sure to find a pattern they’ll enjoy stitching.
If you want to make an embroidery kit that is less seasonal, choose floss in basic colors to get them started such as black, white, grey as well as some pastels of blue, green, pink, purple and yellow.
If they already have a stash of fabric, you can replace those with a handmade pincushion and needlebook.
For the purposes of this photo, I borrowed the pincushion and needlebook that I made for my Glasses Case Sewing Kit Tutorial.
Pop everything into the jar.
Create the embroidery hoop wreath as described above.
If you make some of these Mason Jar Embroidery Kits, please do post about it somewhere on line and tag me so I can come see. I’m @supermomnocape on Instragram, @1SuperMomNoCape on Twitter and @1SuperMomNoCape on Facebook.
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Mary AnneDecember 10, 2018 5:37 pm
What a great gift idea! I know I’d like to be on the receiving end of one of these.
DebraDecember 7, 2018 9:08 am
This is a wonderful idea as an introduction to embroidery. I remember spending many happy hours with my Aunt working on various embroidery projects.
KatrinDecember 6, 2018 3:21 am
Amazing gift idea, anyone who loves embroidery would be thrilled to receive this!
BeverlyDecember 6, 2018 12:48 am
This is a fun and practical gift idea! What a great way to help someone get started with embroidery.
LeannaDecember 5, 2018 11:07 pm
This is a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Embroidery is a great craft and with the starter kit it will encourage someone to try it.
CarleeDecember 5, 2018 9:48 pm
What a perfect gift idea, fun and easy too!
CarmenDecember 5, 2018 7:05 pm
Love this idea. So cute
Marie InteriorFrugalistaDecember 5, 2018 12:36 pm
What a great idea! I love how you hung the embroidery hoop on the outside of the jar and embellished it with ribbon. So pretty! I’d be tickled pink if someone gave me something like this!
RachelDecember 5, 2018 6:15 am
A charming idea, with plenty of scope for variation and personalisation.
JennyDecember 5, 2018 5:43 am
Love this idea- so perfect for someone who loves to embroidery. I love the ring attached to the front with the ribbon wrapped around it- so pretty!
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