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Topic: Embroidery hoop wall art A.K.A. I DECORATED THE LIVING ROOM FOR A DOLLAR!  (Read 8467 times)
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« on: September 24, 2009 05:38:32 PM »

My husband and I have been living in our house for over a year and a half, and we still have a woeful amount of blank wall space. I had been wanting to put up some original work, but was having trouble figuring the right piece for the right space. It took Ambers wedding shower and the idea of lots of fabulous ladies spending time in that room for hours at a time to move me to action. Time to fill some wallspace!

(Unfortunately, I did not take pictures during. But its pretty self explanatory, so bear with me)


    * Embroidery hoops (I bought a huge batch of them on ebay for dirt cheap. Brand new wooden ones are a bit expensive, but theyre easy to find in thrift stores, craigslist and ebay)
    * Fabric (I had this fabric in my stash it was actually a bedspread from Urban Outfitters that I bought many years ago and used it as an all-purpose picnic blanket/tablecloth/whatever. Even after filling 9 big embroidery hoops, I still have a ton of fabric left over, and I have the perfect project in mind for it. But thats another post entirely.)
    * Hammer & nails to hang the finished works up
    * 30 minutes to spare

1. Snap embroidery hoop over fabric, adjusting so that the pattern shows how you want it to. I adjusted it so that there was at least one full bird in each hoop, and so that each hoops pattern was unique.

2. Tighten the fabric, and tighten the screws of the hoop.

3. Hang on the wall.

4. Hug the dog.

Why yes, that IS a miniature R2-D2 on the left side of the photograph, thanks for asking!

The only cost for me was the embroidery hoops. And I got such a great deal on them that the cost of these 9 hoops was probably $1. Sweet!

I have a website where my friends and I post craft stuff. Please visit! http://theneatery.wordpress.com
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009 05:48:43 PM »

great job (and what a good deal on the hoops!) - i especially like the "hug the dog" step Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009 06:59:21 PM »

So smart! I love the simplicity and style of this. I rocked it.

« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009 08:09:14 PM »

What a great idea, and it looks wonderful! 
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009 09:29:48 PM »

This is awesome! I love the idea and I want to copy you. I hope that's ok. Smiley

« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009 05:05:29 AM »

This is awesome! I love the idea and I want to copy you. I hope that's ok. Smiley

I take it as a huge compliment!

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009 03:11:29 PM »

Amazing idea, and so effective! I actually thought they were painted plates at first  Smiley

Your dog is also very lovely  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009 08:25:08 AM »

Such a neat idea! I can think of a bunch of different ways to do this in a bunch of different rooms. Thanks for the inspiration!

Now, to find some hoops!

« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009 05:37:29 PM »

Sweeeet Grin
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2009 08:59:33 PM »

Very cool!
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