I'm sure you've seen this, one of the cutest ways to add pops of color and charm to your walls; fabric embroidery hoops.
I've done these myself and had them hanging in our guest bedroom until we started using that room for storage (gotta have somewhere for all of my thrifting stuff!).
Earlier today, I had the idea of using my hoops and fabric to decorate for fall. After dinner, I went up to my studio to go through my fabric and pick out something suitable for Fall. Right away, I hit a roadblock... I don't have any Fall colored fabrics. But you know what I do have??? Scrapbook paper! Tons of scrapbook paper. I even have some Fall-ish scrapbook paper. Hmmm...
Here's what I did.
Here's how you can do it.
- Various sized embroidery hoops
- Various scrapbook papers or card-stock
- a pen
- some scissors
- a pan of water
- hair dryer (optional)
1 - Separate the hoops.
2 - On the back of your paper, trace the inside of the inside hoop. Cut out your circle, adding about 1/2 inch allowance around it.
3 - Submerge paper in water and leave it until it relaxes and the edges stop curling.
4 - Remove paper and shake as much water off as you can.
5 - Lay the paper on top of the interior hoop.
6 - Unscrew clasp on the outer hoop as far and you can and stretch the hoop over the papered hoop.
7 - Tighten clasp.
8 - (optional) Use hair dryer to dry any excess water and then let piece dry completely.
9 - Trim off any excess paper.
Do you know what's so great about using scrapbook paper for these instead of fabric? Scrapbook paper is cheaper and there's more to choose from! More coordinating papers! The possibilities with these are endless. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day.. all of 'em!
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