Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Embroidery Hoop {framed fabric}

There are images all over Pinterest of framed fabric, using embroidery hoops as frames.  I picked up a large hoop for less than a dollar a while back at a thrift store.  I decided to frame a piece of fabric from an outfit Kate wore when she was itty bitty.  I just keep adding to this little gallery wall in Kate’s room, and I think adds the perfect punch of color.

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This project takes about 30 seconds to put together!  Cut your fabric to size and insert in your hoop.  I was able to insert a little nail right at the top of the hoop in order to hang it.  Kate’s room really doesn’t have a theme, it is just full of color and whimsy and fun. 

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While living in South Carolina, a friend of mine made little pillow case dresses for Kate (right) and my niece (Mia-left) to wear to a wedding when Kate was about 7 months old (thanks Ash!).  Here they are-I can’t believe Kate was ever that small! 



After Kate grew out of the dress, I threw it in my stash of fabric.  I’m so happy to finally be using it again in a different way!

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Here is the breakdown of this little space:

Hot air balloon/elephant art:  thrift store – $3
Framed “K”:  west bottoms – $5
Brass Owl (it’s actually a trivet for the kitchen): thrift store – $2
Tiny ballerina:  gift from great grandma
Mini chalkboard: Pottery Barn Kids Outlet – $10

I know it has been a while since I have posted anything about Kate’s room.  Here are past posts/tutorials from her bedroom (images will be from old house and current house).

DIY Pom Cluster
Painted Pink Headboard
Recovered/repainted thrift chair
DIY Silhouette Plates
Ombre “K”

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  1. Just wanted you to know that you've inspired me again! I bought fabric hoops over a year ago to do this in Vivian's room and never did it! I never thought about using an old dress to add sentimental value to it! Thanks again for helping me get motivated! ;)

    1. He Renee-I love the look of several of the hoops placed together. Send me a pic when you are all done!!

  2. Great idea to make the hoop art from their dress! I love it!
    - Lora

    1. I always love to just use what I have on hand, and this worked out perfectly! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. charming!

    stopping by via frenchcountrycottage and hope you'll have a minute to pop over too.

    happy weekend to you.


  4. I love your collection on the wall, too. Would love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party. Following on Pinterest. Linda

  5. What a sweet way to add a personal touch to the space! I found you at Not Just a Housewife--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  6. I love your idea of using fabric from one of your daughter's outfits. Precious. You have made a gorgeous room for her! I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your posts! Have a lovely day!

  7. I wanted to let you know that I featured your wall hanging! Beautiful choice of fabric also. Colorful. Clean. Pinned also. The new linky is open now ..Linda

  8. What color are K's walls? I love it!

  9. We did this with my MOPS group but added a layer of cork board and then cardboard behind the fabric to make mini cork boards. Super cute!

  10. We did this with my MOPS group but added a layer of cork board and then cardboard behind the fabric to make mini cork boards. Super cute!