I’m not a crafty person. I don’t enjoy crafting. I don’t even own a pair of fabric scissors! Crafts are just not my thing. So I always feel like decorating my home is a challenge. I don’t have the tools/skills to create cutsie little decorations, nor do I have the desire to. Plus, I’m not very artistic. Having no art skills makes crafting very difficult.
I’ve always wanted to make my daughter’s room pretty and girly for her, and now that I’m nesting, it seemed like the perfect time. But with my above mentioned lack of crafty/artistic ability, I wasn’t sure how to make that happen. It seemed like I would need to learn tons of crafty skills or spend a lot of money. Then I saw a picture of a wall decorated with embroidery hoops, and I knew that even I could do that. It was easy! It was quick! It was cheap! And it required almost zero crafty skills and artistic ability!
First, I found a wholesale store that carried embroidery hoops. I got several different sizes.
The hoops pictured here are 4”, 6”, 8”, and 10”.
Next, I got several different fabric prints. I got ⅓-½ yard cuts, depending on the price of the fabrics.
You could make it even more cost effective by using scraps of fabric that you have on hand. It could also be really sentimental, if you wanted to use fabrics from grandma’s wedding dress, an old baby blanket, grandpa’s army uniform, or an old christening dress, etc.
Finally, I ordered this really cute letter M, from Craft Cuts. I was able to customize the size, font, and material of the letter.
My daughter loves to write her name with swirls and curls (she is very artistic), so this M was perfect.
So here are all the materials that I used.
I began by painting the M. If your are particularly artistic or crafty, you could also paint the embroidery hoops to match the fabric you are using.
Next, I places the embroidery hoops around the fabric, straightened it, tightened the hoops.
Then I cut the fabric around the hoops.
There was no measuring required; it was awesome! I trimmed the fabric on the backs of the hoops, so that they would lay flat against the wall.
Once the fabric is in the embroidery hoops, you could also stitch patterns, letters, or pictures on them.
Finally, choose how you want to arrange the hoops on your wall.
That’s it! Easy as can be, and totally cute!
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