|Front door to my-a house|
I love the upcycling going on with embroidery hoops. I'm not into 'cutesy' and I'm not into 'country' (although I love rustic vintage) but I didn't immediately dismiss the use of the hoop- (which in the past, would be classified as country decor) because I think that there are some really clever ideas for using them in addition to cross stiching...
but this is my favorite!
A MONOGRAM WALL HANGING or DOOR WREATH.
I had the chance to get out of town with some girl friends back in January for a crafting weekend. We sort of hang out and make stuff. I brought along this huge 18" embroidery hoop that I bought at JoAnn's for $4 (I used my coupon) and some burlap. One of the other gals had chevron fabric and a few of us made these monogram wreaths. We made stencils of our initials, traced and painted on the fabric. (I guess if your talented you could actually embroider...) but I had a couple of fabric choices done lickity split.
Learn from my mistake, though. So after a while the fabric started to sort of stretch...and I got creases in my fabric...it looked like it needed to be ironed. I took the fabric off of the hoop and reset the fabric in order to make it more taught. I may have to keep doing this, not sure. May depend on how much "give" your fabric has in it.
ALSO: If you are going to hang on your front door, secure this with ribbon or wire, because even a small gust can send this light as a feather 'wreath' into next week.