Need a quick, cheap way to add some fun wall art to your space? Do you have a ton of your grandma’s old embroidery hoops lying around with no purpose at all (since you forgot how to embroider years ago, maybe that’s just me)? Here is a fun way to take care of both problems at one time.
If you don’t have any embroidery hoops you can purchase some at any craft or fabric store, there are wooden ones and metal ones, pick the type that suites you best. I went with metal because that is what I have the most of. While you are at the craft store check the remnant wrack, usually it’s tucked in a corner in the fabric department. In case you don’t know a remnant is, its the last little bit of fabric left over from the big bolts when the rest has been purchased. They are usually between $2-$10, depending on the type of fabric. I love to look through the piles and find fun combinations.
I picked some fun blue and neutral options. Feel free to mix pattern and texture. You could play with different types of fabric, thick drapery fabric mixed with fun silks and linens.
Start by figuring out what part of the fabric you want in the hoop.
Lay the inner hoop down, place the fabric over the inner hoop, then place the outter (larger) hoop on top and press until the fabric is secure between the two parts.
Pull the fabric taught.
Flip the hoop over and cut the excess fabric from around the edges.
When you are all done simply hang them up on the wall. Then stand back and enjoy.
If you decide you don’t like your previous choices or want to change them for different seasons and holidays just switch out the fabric.
Now…where should I hang these ones. Stay tuned, maybe you’ll see them again soon.