Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nursery Project - Fabric Hoop Art

Ever since seeing this post on Purl Bee, I've wanted to use this idea somewhere in my home. I've been thinking and dreaming about the nursery in earnest lately and have settled on a soft green/blue/yellow color palette...appropriate for either a little James boy or little James girl. I love mismatched fabrics and this seemed like the perfect project to bring color and warm textiles into the room.  

This is so easy and cheap to do.  In fact, I may change some of the fabrics in the next couple of months, if I find something that I like better. The embroidery hoops were about a $1 and I found all of the fabric in my scrap stash I acquired from Grandma's house. $7 art? Love it! 

Basically all I did was secure the fabric in the embroidery hoop and pull it as taut as I could.  Then, I trimmed the edges, just leaving about a 1/4 of an inch.  I used wood glue (the only tough stuff I had around) and glued the edges down in the back. That's it!
(and check out the changing table that came with our craigslist crib!)


  1. i've been seeing the most creative hoop art everywhere i go! you've inspired me. my little's girls walls are bare. i mean BARE. this would make a lovely addition to her room!!!

  2. What a great idea! Even the most craft-challenged person (that would be me) could make these!

  3. kerrie, this is so funny! i just saw a blog about this somewhere, and am going to make these with a few baby clothes that C just outgrew and that i can't seem to pack away (too many memories). I haven't made them yet though, but will when i have the time.

  4. I love these little peeks into your baby room!! Great job on the decorative fabric hooops!!