Wednesday, March 14, 2007

tutorial: Decoupaged Embroidery Hoop

Supplies:

Mod Podge
Wooden Embroidery hoop
Assorted pretty papers

Tools:
fine sandpaper
scissors
small brush


Step one: lightly sand and wipe to remove dust.





Step Two: crease paper around hoop to center designs and to mark for trimming.




Step Three: trim paper strips to fit ( just inside the creases you made).. plan layout.




Step 4: Decoupage! First, take the hoops apart so you don't accidentally stick them together. Coat outside of the outside hoop with a medium layer of Mod Podge. Place papers on hoop and coat the top of the papers with another coat of Mod Podge. Be sure to work out any bubbles as you go.. ( i find my fingers to be the best tool for this.) Let dry completely.




Step 5: another coat ( outside of hoop only ). let dry and ...




Viola! Hoop dreams.


whipup

24 comments:

meg said...

so brilliant!

OldRound said...

That rocks as a way cool idea. Especially becaue the hoops I last looked at... at Michaels were so cheap and splintery. Unlike the classy ones my mom has passed along to me. I only say that because she herself told me they were classy when she gave them to me. I didn't know what she was talking about (Charlie Brown adult talking noises). Maybe I'll rock her cross-stitchin' world and make her one!!!

Lisa K. said...

Simple, yet satisfying. Thank you for the great tutorial!

oldround, isn't it funny how describing something as "classy" somehow makes it seem...less so?

Lisa K. said...

Oh, and wouldn't this make a great companion to purl bee's swatch portraits?

Angelina said...

This is a great project. It's also a very clear tutorial. This would definitely be a great hand-made gift for a stitcher!

Jennifer said...

What a cool idea. Now you have me plotting all kinds of mod podge fun.

Wende said...

It's such wonderful timing that you put this up. . . I have two vintage hoops that are in process of being decoupaged for my shop! (I'm in indecisive mode as to which paper I really want to use!)

futuregirl said...

I love it when the mundane things we use everyday can be made a little magical. :)

Anonymous said...

Lindy said...
Lovely! So glad you posted this... I was trying to figure out how you did it - so sweet of you to share!

PS mystery package on it's way to you -- I hope you enjoy!

Stacie said...

that is purdy! Thanks for the tutorial!

capello said...

love!

(where do you find the wood hoops? i can only find plastic and it is driving me crazy.)

and thanks for the great picture of the modge podge. i love the gluen AND the label.

Vanessa said...

Oh my goodness! That tutorial was commercail quality! oh, how lovely. Hopefully soon I can go to crafting lovely treasures as such.... I was just looking again at your photos, of you, the paisely and jeans and basket and garden and......You are so darn adorable!!!! You are stunning and cute all in one package....Lovely for sure!!!

Colleen said...

Great tutorial! It is now on my crafty-to-do-list.

Found you through your Sew Mama Sew Betty Shopper review. Love your blog :)

jenny said...

Even though I have a beautiful modpodged hoop (thank YOU,) your tutorial makes me itch to make another!

June said...

I absolutely love the decoupaged embroidery hoop idea; yours came out so lovely. This is something I really want to try soon. Thank you so much for sharing the idea, picture and the little tutorial--it's all fabulous!

Dee Light said...

That's to fun. Mod Podge, I haven't used any in far too long. What a cool project!!

Kristin said...

Excellent! What a great gift idea!

Rose said...

Cool! No more plastic hoops for me!

Vanessa said...

I am a lucky girl. First let me say, I was totally annyoed at myself for not getting you my address sooner for the treats. However, the fact that I got them now was perfect. The Sunday was very very hot. And just as it cooled down, I waled in the desert path to the ailbox. Where I found...A package. I had a hige flashlight with me.. the stars shining bright! And what treasures I did find... and my favorite scent emerging from this adorbale box! Thank you! I have the necklace on now!!!! ANd the tag will hang on my christmas bracnh which has decided to stay up all the time now... and the sachet is in my lap.. after which it will go to my loftish space an reside right by me, to infuse my nostrils...I am a lucky girl, to be able to get one year celebration goodies!! Yippee!!! Youa re the best.. a great find to a lovely starry starry night.

Vanessa said...

Nice how I read my comment before I posted it. I sound like a nutcake! I walked to the mail box. I had a huge flashlight. oops. xxo, Vanessa

Violette Crumble said...

Lovely. Also something I would never do! I was in a fabric store today and they had a wall with different sized embroidery hoops on it. Each hoop had a nicely patterned piece of fabric inside it. A nice decoration. I could see your decoupaged hoops as frames for photo transfer photographs on blank fabric. Does that make sense? Hmmm, maybe that should go on my TO Do list.

Lauri said...

Oh cool! What a great idea!!! Those will make such great gifts...I might just do one of those tonight!

Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Cassi said...

These are beautiful! I love decoupage :)

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