If you like DIY’s that take 5 minutes and cost under $5, you’re in a luck!
A few months ago, I was rummaging through one of my favorite local second-hand stores & bought some some embroidery hoops. Did I embroider? No..but they were only .50 and I knew I could come up with something to do with them.
I recently revamped my daughter’s room & decided to turn one of these hoops into some sort of wall art. I found some scrap fabric, put it in the hoop & decided this could be a cool way to create some personalized artwork using things I already had around the house. After adding the colorful fabric (which takes all of 20 seconds), I started gluing some colorful buttons on the top, in the shape of a heart and voila…an adorable, one of kind piece of art that my daughter loves; 1 because it’s cute but most importantly because I made it for her…aww ;)
Side Note: Since I already had the pink spray paint (I painted some black lamps pink for her room) the buttons from another project and the hot glue so this cost less than $1 to make. The cost of this DIY depends on how much you spend on the hoop, so look for them on sale at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, Michael’s etc or use one of their 40% coupons & it shouldn’t cost much.
So how do you make one? First of all, let me tell you that NO crafting skills are needed for this artwork; it’s seriously so easy but looks awesome. The first version, with just fabric, literally takes 5 MINUTES…I AM NOT KIDDING YOU! The one with the buttons probably took 30 minutes total after I glued everything and 5 minutes of prep time I needed to spray paint the hoop in advance.
You just need the following supplies:
- Embroidery hoop (whatever size you want)
- Spray Paint (if you plan on painting it)
- Scrap fabric
- Buttons, beads, any type of notion you may wanna glue on top
- Hot Glue gun
This is how you put it together, select a piece of scrap fabric based upon the size of your hoop, kinda self explanatory but i’m including it anyway
If you haven’t used one before, you just unscrew the top & take the two pieces apart
Place the scrap of fabric on top of the smaller, inside hoop
(i should have ironed mine first, ah well, lesson learned. Luckily I can just pop this out to do it & pop right back in)
Make sure fabric is tight & put the larger, top hoop over the small one & then screw tight at the top.
Then flip around & trim the extra fabric off
If you only want a fabric hoop, then good news, you’re done!! This would make a great addition to a wall gallery to add a pop of color and a bit of pattern if you wanted.
This is what it looks like incorporated in my wall gallery. Speaking of this gallery, a few things got shifted before I took the pic, but hey…I’m a realist and I have 2 little kids…nothin is perfect in my house. You’ll also come to find that I have an eclectic style; i kinda play by my own rules and add random things that I like; family photo here, feathers here, embroidery hoop over there and ta da…works for me ;) You can of course use one of these in a more traditional wall gallery as well to add some color.
Now, if you want to add more to it, nows the time to get gluing! I just free-handed the heart for the one I made, but you could always trace it out first with a marker and then glue the buttons/notions on top of that. Your childs initial or last name initial would be really cute too…just an idea!
After making these, I found that I really like using the embroidery hoop. I spray painted some more of them & made some streamer chandeliers for the corner of Harper’s room & they’re so cute! If you like them also, there are so many ideas out there from using them for a bulletin board, to incorporating crochet pieces for a vintage look and so much more.
I hope you all have enjoyed this quick & easy DIY.
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