When you first start decorating your home, the first thing you notice is how empty your walls look! There’s nothing worse that having empty, echoing walls in your gorgeous home. Of course, if you haven’t been collecting wall art and paintings the whole time, starting a collection of art for your walls can add up really quickly. The best option? Making your own custom DIY wall art! Not only is it a conversation piece, but you know that you’re the only one of your friends who will have such a special and unique piece. That’s exactly where this easy painted embroidery hoop project comes in.
I love the look of embroidery hoop wall art. It adds a touch of homey, handmade charm that you don’t get with clean, white frames and cute prints. Of course, mixing the two looks is even better! This tutorial will work in creating any design you’d like simply by printing and tracing. You can make a whole series of these for different rooms or a mixed media gallery wall.
Painted Embroidery Hoop Wall Art Tutorial
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Embroidery Hoop
- Cotton canvas material, less than ¼ yard
- Graffiti Fabric Markers
- Snow Marker
- Scissors – (love the fancy embroidery scissors!)
- Embroidery floss, black
- Embossing Tool
- Trim, optional
- Hot Glue Gun, optional
- Ruler, optional
- Pencil, optional
- Pre-wash your fabric. Do not use fabric softener.
- Cut a piece of fabric to fit your embroidery hoop. Place your fabric into your hoop so that the top of the fabric piece is concaved in the hoop.
- Draw your design on a scrap piece of paper.
- Lay your hoop over the design and trace using a pencil or Graffiti Fabric Marker. Make sure you allow each color to dry for about 5-10 minutes before applying the next.
- For the clouds, fill in the area with the Snow Marker. Heat using an Embossing Tool, be sure to move the tool around as you heat to avoid scorching.
- Write your message using a Graffiti Fabric Marker (optional).
- Using three strands of embroidery floss to match the color of your sentiment, back stitch your message, just outlining it.
- You can add some fun trim to the outside of the embroidery hoop using a hot glue gun.
- Hang and enjoy!
SO simple right? I’m a sucker for an easy project you can complete in an evening. Otherwise, my works-in-progress just start to pile up all over the house magically. Although, I guess that also means I ditch a lot of longer projects in favor of quick crafts. Oh well!
What is your embroidery hoop wall art going to say? Share your finished art with us on our Facebook page! I love seeing your creative ideas.