Friday, February 12, 2010

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art Part 2

Please excuse my pitiful blog and it's technical difficulties. I'm working on it.

I had so much fun recreating the $300 Ballard's look with these embroidery hoops. So much, in fact, that I just couldn't stop there. My mind was reeling with all the possibilities of these little cuties. This is my latest creation......



I used 4 inch hoops this time to make a grouping of three into one wall hanging. I used the same technique I used here when I made the Ballards copy cat. But this time I hot glued a long grosgrain ribbon on the back of all three hoops and used a belt buckle to loop the ribbon through and make a hanger.



Here it is on my chocolate brown walls. I love how it pops off this color!


A really bad closeup....that's what I get for taking pictures at night!




Ok....this is totally random, but have y'all seen this scrapbook paper that looks like burlap??? It is my new favorite thing. I've seen it at Hobby Lobby a few times and passed right by it. It just looks so non-descript sitting there all by itself, being outshined by all the colorful, fun papers! But the other day, I got to looking at it and thought it had potential.....I just didn't know what that potential was yet. So I brought it home and waited for the inspiration to strike.



The detail is amazing...it really looks like burlap.



I decided to replace the colorful paper I had in my monogram frame with the fake burlap. Can I just tell you how much I love this frame now.

L.O.V.E. I.T.



Hi....my name is Amanda, and I am addicted to fake burlap scrapbook paper and embroidery hoops!
The end.



40 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

I can totally make those... "home decor" ;) LOVE them, I see those rings at the DI all the time! VERY CUTE!

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Both of them look fantastic!

More than a Mom said...

You are a creative genious! GENIOUS! I love these. Now, I take it that your Cricut is used very often? Tossing around the idea of getting one...

Leanne said...

You're so creative! We'll still come visit you even though your blog is having issues. I love both of your projects. I haven't even seen that paper at Hobby Lobby. Now I have to look for it. Thanks for the fun inspiration.

jenjen said...

You are having fun with hoops. I love those!!! And the burlap scrapbook paper -- are you serious???? I need to find me some of that!!!

Have a super Valentines Day!

XOXO
Jen

Mama Thompson said...

Love the hoops...and that paper is so great...the look of burlap without the bulk...awesome!

Richella said...

You smart woman!

Okay, I've asked you about the Cricut before. I've gotta tell you--seeing what you do with that machine really makes me want one! Wow!

I loved your big hoops, and I love these little hoops. I got married back in 1985, when everything was COUNTRY. Like, for instance, the collection of geese in my kitchen (I'm not kidding). I had almost no art for my walls--Jack was in graduate school, we lived in married students' housing. . . wall art? Are you kidding? So I stenciled things and framed them in embroidery hoops. Compared to your cool creations, those seem very primitive in retrospect. But they worked with the country stuff, and they were so inexpensive!

I've got to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. I'm with you in digging that burlap paper!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I love that burlap paper, just think of the possibilities.
You creative gal you!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Haha! I LOVE that paper! And you're driving me crazy with those hoops! I MUST own some!!!

Anna Sophia said...

I am lovin' it! :)

alittlefrenchloven said...

Love um! They look real to me! They came out so pretty.
Michelle

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I totally thought it was real burlap. Love your new projects. The end. ;)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I love burlap and I need some of that fake stuff! :) Great Job!

~Kim

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it all, Amanda! In the picture it looks like real burlap! Love your new embroidery hoop project. Also, your blog looks fine to me ~ I'm not seeing any problems.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

While I was reading your post I was thinking "Jen has to see this--she'd love that paper!" Now, after reading the comments, I see that she has indeed seen the paper and now is on the hunt!

~ Sarah

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I thought that was real burlap too - I had no idea. Ohhhh the possibilities! :)

Carmen said...

I am LOVING the embroidery hoops! Once again, you've created something beautiful. That burlap paper is awesome too. I must get me some. :)

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Such a cute idea! They look great against your chocolate wall!! Trying to get back into the bloggy world and see what everyone is up to. Love the burlap paper too...so fun! Hugs and love,

Victoria

Donna said...

Love your hoops they are too cute! Would you mind sharing the color of your chocolate wall? We did the area under our handrail on our stairs and I am not totally liking the chocolate. I am thinking it needed to be darker. Thank you!

Kristin said...

This is awesome, I may just have to give it a try :)

Janella Thompson said...

I am new to visiting your blog...but now I am addicted! I was telling a girl today at work about your recreation of the $300 look...and spent a good portion of the day trying to think of an area that I can use it in my own home! I love it! And I love the paper. Hopeing to own a Cricut of my own some day...will make the letters come out perfect..but have connections to use someone else's until that time comes. Gotta love family! Question...could you use the "burlap" paper in the hoops?? at least the smaller ones? Or would it wrinkle it? and did use fabric or paper for the letters and shapes in the hoops?

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

That wall art is great! And I really like your little monogram frame. What would we do without Hobby Lobby??

Shelley in SC said...

Wow! These look so great against the chocolate wall!! Really cool!

Angie said...

Loving these projects! I'll have to check out that paper. I haven't seen it yet.

Pam Walter said...

Great idea! Looks great on your wall and I love the burlap paper also; have to think of a way to use that. www.satisfiedsole.com

Lee Laurie said...

I love both of these ideas! You are so talented! I have been saving my pennies for a cricut. I can't wait. I hope that they are easy to use because I don't like complicated. LOL

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Your monogram looks fab with that burlap paper. I've never seen it, but will definitely look for it next time I'm at the craft store.

Great!

Jamie said...

I love your blog, Amanda! I am SOOOOOOOOO handicapped when it comes to decorating. Looking through the posts is giving me so many ideas for our new place in Washington!

FrouFrouBritches said...

SO STINKIN' CUTE! I, like you, walked right past the burlap paper. I think I will be reconsidering that now. GENIUS!

FrouFrouBritches said...

SO STINKIN' CUTE! I, like you, walked right past the burlap paper. I think I will be reconsidering that now. GENIUS!

VISART - DaLi Designs said...

WOW, this is awesome! I love burlap too!!!!!!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

So, So, cute....laughing about your "at night" picture. I take mine at night too since I'm such a procrastinator :)...

The Rural Socialite said...

FAB-U-LOUS. Did you use embroidery patterns or use a graphic from the web? You're quite a smarty.

I was unaware of fake burlap scrap paper, but all I needed was one tiny reason to go to Hobby Lobby tomorrow. You've provided that. Thank you.

Candy and Cake said...

Love it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is adorable - I love the d rings!

Barbara Jean said...

Love it all. The hoops are great!

blessings

barbara jean

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Love both projects! Utterly fabulous!

Miriam said...

okay Amanda, I love the burlap paper and monogram very cute I may have to copy this one

Infarrantly Creative said...

I love those! I am completely in love with your Create knock off too. You are on a roll girlfriend.

Jamie said...

I love this embroidery hoop wall art!! It looks amazing. I hope you don't mind I've featured it in my embroidery hoop wall art round-up hub which you can see here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Frugal-Home-Decor-Embroidery-Hoop-Wall-Art?done


I wrote Laura too to let her know that I've featured them. Hopefully you will both be okay with it. If not, I completely understand and will take the post off immediately.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work as well! You have a great blog!

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