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?