Time to dive in to some of the projects you spotted in Maya’s nursery reveal.
First up? DIY embroidery hoop art.
I have been wanting to do this project for AGES, and finally had the perfect spot – a corner of Maya’s nursery dying for a little colour and pattern.
Here is what you need:
-white paint + paintbrush (if you choose to paint the hoops like I did)
–wooden embroidery hoops of various sizes (buy them at your local craft store, keep your eye peeled for them in the thrift store, or order online – here are some from amazon that are a great deal!)
It’s a super straightforward project. I wanted a bright and crisp look to mine, so I decided to paint my hoops white rather than leaving them wood. I used basic white acrylic paint – two coats. And remember – the smaller hoop will be hidden behind the fabric, so you just need to paint the bigger one.
Once they had dried, it was time for the fabric. I had pulled out all of my favourite fabric scraps in the colours that I knew would work in the room, and then narrowed it down to a collection that felt cohesive. These were either remnants from other projects, or fat quarters that I had purchased.
To actually put the hoop together. you just loosen the outer hoop, place your fabric on top of the inner hoop, place the exterior one over top, and tighten.
Stretch the fabric so that it’s nice and tight in there, tighten the hoop as tightly as it’ll go, and then trim off the excess fabric at the back.
One of the best parts of this easy peasy project is how simple it is to hang them. No level required or special hanging supplies, just a finishing nail and hammer.
I hung one in the center, and then placed others randomly around it. I have mine on their own, but these could totally be mixed into a gallery wall, placed around letters spelling out your kiddo’s name, whatever!
It’s a great way to bring in some pattern into a room without committing too much. Plus, if you have your eye on a super expensive fabric, buying a fat quarter is not a big deal compared to buying it for drapery or something!
Cute, right? My sister-in-law did embroidery hoops with lace for her daughter’s nursery that are all kinds of sweet and have a vintage vibe to them. Have you done any projects with embroidery hoops at your place? Got any other favourite DIY artwork projects to share?
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