Embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project is perfect for an office, living room, or anywhere you’d like to add a modern flavor. Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art!

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link-up! I’m co-hosting this link party with some blogging friends and each month we share our ideas to get your creative juices flowing. We’d love you to join in the fun- link up with us below! Once you’ve seen my embroidery hoop wall art, check out what the other co-hosts have made this month as well!

This month our theme is Embroidery Hoops! There were so many projects I’d love to try and I finally settled on wall art. Here’s how you can make your own!

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Supplies

One 4” wooden embroidery hoop

Two 6″ wooden embroidery hoops

Three 10″ wooden embroidery hoops (really 2 1/2. I like the look of an odd number of large hoops, so I only used five of the six halves.)

Three shades of craft paint- I used various grays

Sponge brush

Wood glue

E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Small flathead screwdriver

Sandpaper

Make your embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

1. Separate the inner and outer rings of the embroidery hoops.

2. Remove the hardware from your hoops using a small flathead screwdriver by carefully prying the metal off.

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

3. Use wood glue to fix any cracks and to attach the ends of the wood back together. Also add some glue to help fill up the holes from the hardware.
*hint- sometimes all you have to do is put the glue in and the ends will push together. If the hoop is warped or just not lining up, apply plenty of glue, push ends together and wrap a small paper around the area. Be sure the wood pieces are touching in the center and put a clothespin over the area to hold it.
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art   Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

4. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

5. Pull any paper off that isn’t laying flat and glued down.

6. Sand the areas you’ve glued to leave a nice surface. Also sand any other rough spots you’ve noticed.

7. Paint your circles. Lean on something to dry so it doesn’t stick to your surface.
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
This wood really soaked up the paint- I used close to half a bottle of each shade (2 oz bottles similar to these). It took two coats for an even color.

Here’s how I divided up the colors: 

Light gray – one 4″, one 8″, two 10″ circles
Medium gray – two 8″, one 10″ circle
Dark gray – one 4″, one 8″, two 10″ circles

8. Once the glue is dry, find a large flat area where you’ll be able to leave your project for several hours once it’s glued. Cover the area with newspaper in case glue drips.

9. Arrange the hoops until you like how they look.

10. Using a toothpick, put little blobs (about the size of a small pea) of E6000 each place where the hoops meet. If you have hoops on the top layer that only touch one other hoop (like my 4″ light gray hoop at the top), put a spoon or something under the other side to hold it up while the glue dries.

About E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive:

I like this glue because it REALLY holds! I tried hot glue first and it just fell apart. I’ve used this glue for other projects and loved how it’s worked. I couldn’t find it at my local store but you can find E6000 on Amazon here. Also, it has a strong smell and takes a couple hours to dry so you’ll want to choose a spot where that won’t be a problem. It comes in a metal tube that only needs to be squeezed a tiny bit to get some out. It doesn’t take a lot so the tube lasts a long time.

11. When the adhesive is dry, carefully pick up your hoop art. Watch to be sure everything was properly glued and is holding together.

12. Hang using dressmaker pins or small nails. I used pins because they don’t really show and I was able to bend them a little for a stronger hold.

Enjoy! I really love how this looks over my couch!

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Don’t miss the next link party- join the community to hear all about it!

What have you made with embroidery hoops?
Please share below!

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Meet Your Hosts

Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

Be sure to check out the other hosts’ creations!


Inspire My Creativity Link Party, A new theme each month- see what we’ve made and share your projects too! Craft, create, DIY, paint, how to make, projects

Did you make your own embroidery hoop wall art? I’d love to hear how it worked for you in the comments!

Last month’s theme was FALL! See what projects were shared!

Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

Ready for more?

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40 Christmas traditions to make the holidays more meaningful. They’ll cost you very little or nothing at all, but will help make the holidays special with memories that will last a lifetime.   Chocolate chips get a delicious twist with pumpkin spice cookies! Perfect for Fall or when you're craving all things pumpkin! Free printable recipe

Make your own spooky doormat for Halloween

Make your own spooky doormat for Halloween

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It’s fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!
Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!
Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Supplies

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase something, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Supplies

Black door mat

1/2″ to 3/4″ Painter’s tape, duct tape, or masking tape

Sponge brush

White paint

Make your spooky doormat

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

  1. Create the outline of a design using duct tape. Remember the inside line of the tape needs to be the outside line of the design.I made a ghost because it was easy!

    Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

  2. Using your sponge brush, dab paint on the inside of your designs.
  3. Let the paint dry then remove the tape.Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!
  4. Touch up any spots that may need it.

That’s it! Enjoy your spooky doormat!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

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2×4 Pumpkins!

2×4 Pumpkins!

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2×4 pumpkins! It’s a quick and easy DIY project. Would be great for craft project parties!

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

Supplies

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase something, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

2″ x 4″ – repurposed works great!

1/2″ x 1/2″ or 3/4″ x 3/4″ wood

Sandpaper

Raffia – orange for white pumpkins, natural for orange pumpkins

Paint- orange or white

Paintbrush – cheap brushes work great for this

Glue

Make your 2×4 Pumpkins

  1. Cut your 2×4 into three lengths: 3 inches, 4.5 inches, and 6 inches. If you’re doing just one or all the same size, 4.5 looks great!
    If you don’t want to cut the wood yourself, you can ask the hardware store it cut it for it when you purchase.
  2. Cut 1/2″ x 1/2′ wood into segments: 1″, 1.25″, and 1.5″.
  3. Sand edges of wood. It doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth- just enough you won’t get slivers.
  4. Using a dry paintbrush, dip the very end of the brush in paint. You don’t want a lot of paint here unless you’re going for a solid color instead of the dry brush look. Try a few strokes on a paper before moving to wood. Leave the ends unpainted.Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project! Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
  5. Once the paint is dry, glue the stem on top.
    Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
  6. Let the glue dry then tie a raffia bow around the stem.
    Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

    Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
  7. Write the date on the bottom so you can remember which year you made your awesome 2×4 pumpkin!Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

Enjoy!

I might have gotten a little carried away making pumpkins…

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!  Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project! Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

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How to make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for Fall

How to make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for Fall

Make a scarecrow to decorate this Fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial!

This post is part of the Inspire My Creativity Link Party. Link up below!

Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase something, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

Supplies

Wood
Screws or nails
Flannel shirt size 3T or 4T (Here are some cute ones on Amazon)
The leg cut off a used pair of jeans (Needs to be wide enough to slide on the 6″ piece of wood)
Paint
FREE Scarecrow Face Template (grab it below)
Hot glue
Straw Hat (Child sized)
Raffia

Make a scarecrow

    1. Cut four pieces of wood:
      1- 2″ x 4″ x 28″ (body)
      1- 1″ x 2″ x 18″ (arms)
      2- 2″ x 3″ x 14″ (base pieces)Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    2. Build the base by centering one of the 2″ x 3″ base pieces at the base of the 4″ board (body) and attach with two screws or nails.
      (If you need clarification, see below to see the finished base)Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    3. Attach the other 2″ x 3″ piece on the back of the base of the 4″ board.Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
      The base should now look like this: Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    4. Slide the leg of jeans on the vertical board. It only needs to go about halfway up the board so if it’s way too long, trim the extra off. Leave the hemmed end for the bottom and extra for bagging it out a bit.
      Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    5. To find a good place for the face and the arm board, slide the shirt on the board and put the hat on the head. Adjust things until you like how they look.
      Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.
    6. Trace the face you’d like to have on your scarecrow.Enter your info to get the FREE scarecrow face template!

Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

7. Take the last board and work it into the arms of the flannel shirt. Position it where you’d like it to be, then screw it in place.

8. Paint the face and let it thoroughly dry.
Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

9. Put the hat on and find a spot you like. Once you’re there, attach with some hot glue.

10. Add pieces of raffia to the base, neck, and coming out of the hat. Hot glue in place.  Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

11. Take paint or a sharpie and write the year somewhere out of sight on the scarecrow. Someday you might want to remember when you made it!

Enjoy your scarecrow!

Make a scarecrow to deck out your porch for fall! It’s easy with this step by step tutorial.

If you make a scarecrow, please share a picture in the comments! I’d love to see your creations!

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Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link party!

This month our theme is FALL.

Every second Wednesday of the month, my awesome co-hosts and I share projects based around a theme.
Be sure to check out each of their blogs to see what they’ve shared as well!

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

What Fall projects have you made?

Share your Fall projects below!

Add your links and use the hashtag #InspireMyCreativity on social media!


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Personalized composition book- with a hidden chalkboard!

Personalized composition book- with a hidden chalkboard!

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It’s an easy project for kids and adults to make.

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

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Supplies Needed for your personalized composition book

  • Composition book This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  • Paper for cover- Get FREE download of printable covers below or use scrapbook paper This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  • Tape- Washi, glitter, or duct tape work great!
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Chalkboard adhesive paper- find it here

How to make

  1. Print the cover you’ve chosen or grab an 8.5”x11” piece of scrapbook paper. If you printed, the pattern won’t go quite to the edge of the page. Trim the left edge of the paper unless you’re using wider tape that will cover the unprinted portion. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  2. Apply glue stick to outside of front cover.
  3. Line up paper along the edge of the spine tape and stick down, leaving the edge of the paper hanging over the cover. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  4. Prepare to fold the paper edges around the cover by cutting 2 or 3 “v”s to allow the corners to fold. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  5. Apply glue to the paper hanging over, fold around the cover, and stick down to the inside of the cover. Let the glue dry. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  6. Stick a piece of tape on the front cover to help stick the edge of the paper along the spine, leaving an extra inch or two on each end to fold inside. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  7. Cut a piece of the chalkboard paper to 7.25” x 9.25”.
  8. Stick chalkboard paper to the inside cover to hold the edges of the paper down and create a writing surface. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  9. Optional: Add a chalkboard segment to the front of the cover. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY
  10. Repeat steps on the back cover. This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

You can use a regular stick of chalk or a chalk marker on the chalkboard paper.

Enjoy!

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY   This personalized composition book has a secret- a hidden chalkboard! It's an easy project for kids and adults to make. Back to school, teach, craft, DIY

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How to refinish a bookcase with chalk paint

How to refinish a bookcase with chalk paint

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! This post is part of the Inspire My Creativity Link Party. Link up below!

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase something, I’d receive a small commission to help keep the lights on at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Supplies Needed

Something to paint
Sandpaper
Chalk paint- I used Rust-oleum Chalked, ultra matte spray paint
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Drop cloth and/or garbage bags
Painter’s tape (optional)

How to refinish with chalk paint

  1. Clean surface then lightly sand.
  2. Tape off areas you don’t want painted.
    If your project will have multiple colors, choose which color you want to paint first then tape and cover areas that will be another color.
    Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up
    I like to use trash bags to block off areas. Use painters tape to create the lines and to tape the trash bags.
  3. Spray the chalk paint on the surface. *Tip: don’t get the spray can too close to the project while painting. It will make the texture look different when it dries. About 12″ is good.
  4. Let the paint thoroughly dry, then see if it needs another coat.
  5. Continue taping and painting until you’re done!

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up

Chalk paint is an easy and gorgeous way to finish or spruce up your furniture, shelves, and more! Inspire my creativity link up

 

Inspire My Creativity, Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

This post is part of the Inspire My Creativity link party!
This month our theme is chalk paint.

Every second Wednesday of the month, my co-hosts and I share a project based around a theme.
Be sure to check out each of their blogs to see what they’ve shared as well!

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

What projects have you made with chalk paint?
Add your links and use the hashtag #InspireMyCreativity on social media!


I can’t wait to see your creations!

Inspire My Creativity Link Party, A new theme each month- see what we’ve made and share your projects too! Craft, create, DIY, paint, how to make, projects