Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~Gifts for Giving~ Inspiring Words Embroidery Hoop Tutorial

With the holidays quickly approaching I have been trying to think of some fun DIY gifts you can make and give to others!  If you have a DIY tutorial you would like to feature on my blog feel free to email me at boutiquenutmegdesigns@hotmail.com!

Inspiring Words Embroidery Hoop Tutorial
Materials Needed:
Wooden Embroidery Hoops ~ any size
Acrylic paints and paint brush
Embellishments such as ribbon, flowers, buttons
Hot Glue Gun
I started by painting the outer ring of the hoop.
 You can see I did one in red, black & Aqua
 I typed out some Inspiring words in my computers word program and printed them on the Quick Fuse sheets.  All the instructions to use these fabric sheets are on the package.  They are super easy!
 Then I sorted through to see what embellishments I wanted to use.
I used this great free tutorial from Jennifer Paganelli for the frayed fabric roses!
 I Ironed my word on to a piece of felt and then used my pinking rotary cutter to cut a pretty border of felt around the words.
 For the fabrics you can use anything.  Here I stitched together 3 different prints for a patchwork look.
 Once you have your fabric in the hoop turn it over and use a hot glue gun to glue the edges down on the backside of the hoop.
 If you have lots of excess fabric just trim it off!
 Now for the fun part!
 Arrange your embellishments how ever you like and add your inspirational words.
Using the hot glue gun glue them on to the fabric!
 Here are how mine turned out!
 Be creative if you are giving as a gift think of words that would inspire your friends or family!

Enjoy! Meg

1 comment:

Olga said...

Very cute! Love the idea!