Did you know that they are totally coming back into style?!
No, not this kind :
Aren’t they to die for? Oh my so cute! I especially love the idea of using them as bulletin boards.
(if you click on the picture, it will take you to where I got it.)
The hoops you do NOT want to do totally remind me of how my mom decorated in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I think we had 4 embroidery hoops with lace around them in different sizes that said “Home Sweet Home.” Not a terrible idea, just use super cute fabric and NO lace like shown above.
Since this is such a super cute idea, I had to try it out. I initially found the idea on Design Dazzle under the nursery section. It’s an easy project, that doesn’t take a lot of talent, and brightens up any room.
All you need is fabric, embroidery hoops, and paint (if you’d like).
I got my hoops from Hobby Lobby. I got three of the same size, because of where I was going to put them in Bubs’ room. Plans have since changed so I would have bought more and in different sizes if I could go back.
The range of creativity is so large with these. I think you could almost do anything and it would look great!
I chose three different greens for my son’s room. I think most rooms would look great with complimentary colors.
I could have left the hoop this light wood color, but I have a bunch of touch up paint for our house so I just used that to paint them.
NO WORRIES – Bubs was asleep for the painting part.
Once they dried, I tried to put the fabric on. I couldn’t though. Any guesses on why?
I had to iron the fabric first. Wow, I have a feeling I have a lot of ironing in my future! Does anyone know if I could just throw the fabric in the dryer and that would do the trick? That’s what I do with our clothes. Seriously, we never have the iron out. Okay, okay, I know I’m just going to have to get used to it being out.
So ironing wasn’t that big of a deal; ironing fabric isn’t even near as bad as a man’s church shirt, which I’ve done once our whole marriage, seriously, my poor husband goes to church in wrinkled shirts. He doesn’t like to iron either.
Here are the super cute fabrics I chose:
All of these are available on theribbonretreat.com. Click on the pictures to take you to these cute fabrics!
Here are the hoops on Cutie Patootie’s wall:
I LOVE how they turned out!
What I Learned:
1. Different size hoops are much more appealing to the eye.
2. Play with colors!
3. You need to iron fabric before using it. Who knew?