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2 Turtle Doves Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments + Free Printable Template #ChristmasPriceIndex

This post is sponsored by PNC. All opinions expressed are my own.


"On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 2 Turtle Doves..." It's officially Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Song, friends! Celebrate by making these simple and beautiful 2 Turtle Doves Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments with the kids, using our new free printable template. 

If you love the Holiday season as much as I do, this 2 Turtle Doves Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament Craft needs no further explanation! It's inspired by the iconic 12 Days of Christmas Song, of course! So many fond memories of belting out that song each year as a child, in carefree giddy anticipation of "the big day”! Oh, what I wouldn't give to have a bit of that childhood naivete back. Those 12 gifts? Super-duper expensive, folks! Really, have you ever stopped to guesstimate what 2 turtle doves cost? As an adult, I certainly have, and so have the folks at PNC. For 35 years, actually; officially dubbed The PNC Christmas Price Index ®.  Each year, PNC calculates the increase/decrease/sameness in the total current cost of each of the gifts presented in the 12 days of Christmas Song. 

Read on for the full supply list (ringing in at about $5) and for our easy step-by-step tutorial, to make your own 2 Turtle Doves Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments with the kids this holiday season!

2 Turtle Doves Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments How-To:

What you’ll need
  • Our freeprintable 2 Turtle Doves Mini Embroidery Hoop template for 4” hoops 
  • A fat quarter of fabric in your choice of color (I used a light blue and white snowflake patterned fabric for the pictured ornaments)
  • (2) 4” Embroidery Hoops
  • Scissors
  • A needle
  • Thin ribbon (about 2 feet)
  • 1 sheet of light gray felt
  • 1 sheet of dark gray felt
  •  1 sheet of brown felt
  • 1 sheet of black felt
  • 1 sheet of maroon felt
  • Embroidery floss in the following colors: light gray, black, brown, light brown, ivory, light pink
  • 2 brown pipe cleaners

How to:
  1. Start by using the template and felt to cut out all of the components / appliques for each of your ornaments. If you have younger kids that can’t yet sew, having them help cut the felt is a great way to get them involved in this holiday craft!
  2. Pull your fabric into each of your 4” hoops. Make sure the fabric is pulled tightly, then secure.
  3. Use light gray embroidery floss and a simple back stitch to affix your large gray felt body component / applique.
  4. Next using brown embroidery floss and a simple back stitch affix your brown felt wing component/applique.
  5. Now, lay the small black felt circle onto the maroon eye component / appliques. Use black embroidery floss and a simple straight stitch (2 stitches total) to affix the eye components/appliques.
  6. Add striping details to the neck of your turtle dove, using a simple straight stitch and black and white embroidery floss.
  7. Next, place the white felt heart component / applique overtop the gray tail feather component/ applique. Use light gray embroidery floss and a straight stitch to affix the tail feather components / appliques. Optional: add a few small creative straight stitches to create some more detail / texture.
  8. Now place one of the small light brown heart components /appliques onto the previously stitched dark brown wing. Use ivory embroidery floss and a simple straight stitch / back stitch (down either side of the heart - refer to imagery above and below) to affix to the wing. Repeat this step until all of the light brown heart components/appliques have been secured to the wing.
  9. Next, add some small details/texture to the bust of the turtle dove, using a few small random stitches, using ivory, brown, and light pink embroidery floss.
  10. Use scissors to cut each of the brown pipe cleaners into (6) about 2” pieces. Twist the cut pieces together at the top to create legs/feet for your turtle doves (refer to imagery above and below.) You will make a total of 4 feet using pipe cleaners  (2 for each)
  11. Holding the pipe cleaner foot in place, use a straight stitch (working from the bottom up) to stitch across the top “stem” of the pipe cleaner leg/foot. Each pipe cleaner leg/foot requires about 20 straight (tight) stitches to secure it in-place (refer to imagery above and below.) Repeat steps 1-11 to complete your 2nd Turtle Dove Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament.
  12. Add a thin ribbon hanger to each of your ornaments. Pull ribbon through top/center of each of your completed Turtle Dove Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments, complete with a bow or a simple slip knot.

Hang your completed 2 Turtle Dove Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments on your Christmas tree and enjoy, or gift them to someone special this holiday season!

The holiday creative fun doesn’t stop at this 2 turtle doves craft! This year PNC has partnered with makers and DIY’ers all over the country, to DIY the 12 Days of Christmas. How fun is that?! Each maker will be showing you how to DIY each of the 12 gifts presented in the 12 Days of Christmas Song. Visit the official The PNC Christmas Price Index ® website to check them all out: www.PNCChristmasPriceIndex.com  

Happy crafting {happy savings!} and Happy Holidays Friends!




11 comments:

  1. What a cute Christmas idea. You could make something for each verse of that song, lol. That would take quite a while!

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  2. So sweet! My grandma taught me to embroider a long time ago.

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  3. Oh I love to embroider! These are so cute!

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  4. these are beautiful! it would be a fun new craft to try

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  5. I love these! They are so pretty! Can't wait to try making them.

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  6. These are so pretty. I would love to make these.

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  7. These are so nice, and I love little embroidery hoops used this way!

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  8. Cute, never exactly had a turtle dove ornament before

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  9. Those are really creative and unique! I like the colors!

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  10. These are really cute! I like how easy it looks to create.

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  11. Christmas doesn't really have a decorating tradition like Easter or Halloween, so a craft project would be a good substitute

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