This project is basically like my top five list of favorite things all rolled into one:
Giant a** embroidery hoop: check
Awesome fabric: check, check
Pictures: big, fat CHECK!
Oh, and just a little touch of GOLD, of course!
I’m sure I’m like beyond late to the party, but did you know that they made hoops this big? I didn’t, until one day walking through the fabric aisle of JoAnn’s and it was like clouds parted and angels started singing. I’m told these are for quilting (again, not a sewer…late to the game here) and they come in a few different sizes, in oval and round. So, without further gushing, here’s how to make your own:
EMBROIDERY HOOP BULLETIN BOARD
Embroidery hoop (mine is 27″)
Ribbon or cord (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
Start by staining the outside ring of the hoop (the inside will be covered with fabric, so no need to stain). If you’ve never stained before, you can find the whole how-to rundown here.
After the stain dries, pull the fabric through the hoop AS TIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE, then hot glue the fabric to the inside of the ring–again, TIGHT! Once the fabric is glued down, you know, TIGHT, take the outer ring back off and zig zag your ribbon across and tack or glue it to the inside of the ring.