Put the burlap on the embroidery hoop and screw it on super tight. Then, carefully cut off all the excess burlap around the back of the hoop. It helps to pre-cut several strands of yarn about arm length and knot the ends. We also threaded several needles in various yarn colors to get the kids going.
This is what our table set-up looked like. When the kids came we gave
them a threaded needle and quickly showed the parents how to help their
child sew. The kids loved adding the beads! When the yarn strands got
short, we helped to knot off and cut the ends of the yarn. At the end, a ribbon tie was added. Everyone went home with a unique sewn ornament.
I bet the ornaments look so cute on their Christmas trees!