Hands down one of the most asked questions I get over on my Instagram feed is about my wall art made from embroidery hoops and fabric.
I also get a lot of questions on those gorgeous yellow lockers as well, but I’ll save that for another post:)
The embroidery hoop wall art is inexpensive to make and packs a punch décor wise. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many people notice them in the background of my photos.
Like I said, this is SUCH an inexpensive project and the results are amazing!
I used a variety of sizes of hoops and one bundle (10 fat quarters) of fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics.
They have the most gorgeous fabrics and what I like best is that they take the guess work out of coordinating fabrics if you want a “random and gathered” feel that is still a bit eclectic, but you are overwhelmed with matching a variety of colors and patterns.
They call them Color Master bundles and they are “a collector’s box of fabrics like no other!”. Each box contains 10 prints (choose either fat quarters or half yard cuts) that have been hand-picked.
Their website says it best when it describes them as an “explosion of color and design”. I used one Color Master designer’s palette fat quarter box to make my wall. Read to the end and find out how you can win your own fat quarter bundle!
Ready to make some embroidery hoop wall art of your own?
Let’s start by gathering some basic supplies:
- Embroidery Hoops
- Hot Glue
I gathered most of my wooden embroidery hoops at garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores. This is the cheapest way to find them (sometimes I can take them off of someone’s hands for as little as a quarter), but if you’re not into hunting them down or don’t have patience, just buy some new ones at a craft store like Joann or Michaels.
They really are not that expensive.
The Designer Bundles are my favorite! I love how the designs were all different yet coordinated a bit too. They are delicious!
Hot Glue Gun
Finally, you’ll need your trusty hot glue gun to secure the fabric to the inside of your hoop.
The process is pretty simple.
Iput a fat quarter into the hoop and I pulled it tight.
I pulled and stretched to make sure it was extra taut (that’s how sophisticated people say “tight” and “not slack”). You might find for the larger hoops that a piece of stabilizer behind the fabric will help keep it all a little tighter (tauter! wink) looking.
After things were tugged and pulled tight, I trimmed off much of the excess, leaving enough to hot glue to the inside of the hoop to hold it all in place.
After that I arranged them on my wall going from small hoops on the lower left to larger hoops in the upper right and then I filled in with various sizes. It doesn’t take much to hold these – I just used T-pins and it has worked very well.
They key to this project is to mix and match patterns and mix up the sizes of the hoops!
I hope you give it try!
Art Gallery Fabrics is giving away one fat quarter bundle in “Winter Wheat”! Head over to my Instagram account for all of the details!