More with the embroidery hoops

For someone who doesn’t even remotely know how to embroider, I sure do a lot of crafter projects with embroidery hoops.  First the paint chip mobile, now a little embroidery hoop wall art.  The nursery walls were feeling a bit nekkid.  And I just happened to have a few (ok six) hoops laying around.  And enough pink fabric scraps from all the absurd dress making going on to make a little art for the nursery.

I took six fabrics out of the scrap heap, pulled them taught inside an embroidery hoop, trimmed the backing of the fabric to about 1/2” past the hoop and then busted out the hot glue gun and  glued the extra fabric to the back of the hoop.  I suppose the hot glue gunning wasn’t really necessary, but any reason to bust that gun out, and I’m all over it.  Plus, I just felt that while the fabric didn’t really need to be secured with glue, it was a good way to make sure you didn’t see any extra fabric once the hoops were hung on the wall.

I’d love to say it was the beauty of this project that had me digging thru my stash to create it.  But it was more of a desire for a cheap solution for a blank nursery wall.  And a few random embroidery hoops + some leftover fabric scraps = cheapo wall art.  And I’m digging anything cheapo these days.  Especially when it includes draping some fabric on the wall.

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2 Responses to More with the embroidery hoops

  1. Cerrine says:

    Simple yet it completely changes the look of the room!

    I almost picked up a few of those hoops today to make ladybug wall decor for the baby’s room but they were 7 dollars each! I’m jealous of your stash!

    Those curtains are super cute by the way!

    • Spools&Skeins says:

      Thanks! I’d love to say I made the curtains, but even I have my limits in the DIY nursery creating department. I should be ashamed to say it, but it was Pottery Barn to the rescue with those curtains…

      And $7 each?! Thats crazy! If you have a Michael’s or Joann’s nearby, their embroidery hoops are pretty cheap – I think I got all six for about $5 total. They’re not fancy, but who needs fancy hoops when you’re just throwing fabric in them…

      Love the idea of ladybug wall decor – super cute!

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