I am the world's worst decorator. I see things in magazines or online, but can't seem to recreate it. The walls in my living room are fairly bare and contain only a collage frame of 4x6 photos from 7 or 8 years ago, an antique mirror that has seen better days, and a large framed drawing that my mother drew when she was pregnant with me. So what's a wayward decorator to do? Pinterest!
We've all seen the embroidery hoop projects. In fact, I think it was one of my very first pins. I loved them for their simplicity, colorfulness, ease of change.
So I bought some hoops, more fabric than I needed, and a can of paint. I waited for what seemed like months to have a day that was warm enough to paint. I took the inside hoop out of all the hoops and just painted the outside hoops plus the chipboard letter. Mostly though I painted my fingers.
These hoops are so easy to make. The hardest part is trimming the fabric around the edges. I warmed up my hot glue gun and glued the letter to one of the bigger hoops. That wasn't nearly as easy as you think it would be. Hot glue doesn't stay hot very long.
I thought seven would be enough, but I need more hoops! Also my friend, Cam, mentioned that a nice thrifted photo frame (one of those scrolly kind) would be great to go with them. So now I'm waiting for the next semi-warm day to head out and go on a thrift and find mission.
In any case, I love the way they turned out and they make at least one wall of my living room look good! I made pillow covers too!