i wanted to do something to display pictures and little things i love in our house without using frames. here is what i came up with, and i must tell you, i lalalove it.
supplies: embroidery hoops, fabric, yarn or twine, mini clothespins, embellishments for clothespins, whatever pictures or other things you would like to display, scissors and hot glue.
step 1: cut long thin strips of fabric. i cut mine about an inch wide but no need to be precise. mine were also not a straight line in the slightest and, i let them fray a lot. i sort of love frayed edges.
sort of? who am i kidding. i love them.
step 2: wrap your strips of fabric around your embroidery hoop. i didn't tie a knot to start, just laied the fabric flat, as you wrap it will stay in place. i slightly overlapped each time i wrapped so none of the hoop would show through. when you get to end you can hot glue the last piece of fabric down.
step 4: take your yarn (or string/twine) and place it where you would like on the back of your hoop. it will be what you hang your pictures and art from. hot glue one side of the yarn down, then pull taught and hot glue the other side down.
i used two or three pieces of yarn on each one of my hoops.
step 5: embellish your clothespin if you desire. i found little paper flowers in the michael's clearance section and hot glued them on to my pins. i also used some little heart clothespins i picked up on clearance during valentine's day.
step 6: hang your pictures and whatever else your little heart desires with your clothespins.
step 7: hang up your hoop art and admire.
i used three different fabrics for seven different hoops. on my hoops right now are: pictures, mini buntings, and flower pins. i love that i can change them out whenever…seasons, holidays, birthdays, etc.
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