DIY Stenciled Hoop Art

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Hey there!  It’s Kelly from The Little Things.  I love all of the hoop art I’ve been seeing on Etsy and my Instagram feed lately and thought I’d have a go at creating some of my own.  I love how sweet and simple this turned out and these make for great gifts.  This one in particular is for a very good friend of mine who’s baby shower is coming up.

What You’ll Need:

Embroidery Hoop, Felt, Picture for Stencil, Exacto Knife, Paint, Embroidery Thread

Print out a basic silhouette of the image you want in your hoop. I choose a letter but I’ve also done this with state outlines which turn out great!  Cut out the shape.  If you’re using a letter that has cutouts, cut them out as well and save them to the side.

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Place the felt in your hoop and close it as tightly as possible.

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Put the stencil on top to figure out where it goes but only leave the cutout(s).

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Now paint a thin layer of paint around the cutout(s).  This will provide you with a guideline for the rest of the stencil.

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Put the other part of the stencil on the felt and begin to fill it in.  Since felt is pretty absorbent, you’ll need a good amount of paint.

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

After the paint has dried, Add some detail with the thread.  I find that keeping it simple, like basic shapes and lines, work best.  They are easier to free hand.

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!
Finally, pull the extra fabric around the back and glue it down.
Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

 

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

I can’t wait to see how this looks in my friend’s nursery!

Easy DIY: Easy Monogrammed Hoop Art!

Want more hoop art?  Check out THIS DIY!

Happy first Saturday of the year!

XO, Kelly

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