Today, I have a fun tutorial today making hoop art. I have to tell you that I’ve been a little obsessed with hoop art lately. O.k. maybe alot! If you haven’t tried hoop art, it’s one of those crafts that it’s so easy and it’s almost meditative. I’m all about working on crafts that are easy and you can unwind a little from a hard days work while creating them. Let’s get started.
- Embroidery Hoop (I used a 10″ hoop.)
- Various Colors of Yarn (Any combo will work.)
- Hot Glue
- Various Felt Scraps To Match
- (2) Miniature Birds
Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the hoop. I wrapped it until it covered about 1″. Before you switch colors, tie the string off with a knot. Make sure to tie a tight knot and you really want the knot to fall at the back of the hoop. If the knot ends up towards the front of the hoop, slide the knot towards the back. Trim the existing yarn and start wrapping the new yarn color.
This is how the back of the hoop looks when the knots are at the back. I also wrapped all of the loose ends as a was wrapping the yarn so none of the knots will come undone.
Step 2: Once the wrapping is completed, position the fake birds onto the hoop and hot glue them in place. I also painted mine to match the colors of yarn that I used.
Step 3: Take a scrap piece of felt between 1/4″ and 1/2″ thick and cut a fringe into it. You will leave a little room at the bottom of the fringe otherwise you would cut the pieces completely off. Run some hot glue at the bottom edge. Roll the piece of felt up. Hot glue the little fringe felt flower to the hoop.
There you have it! So simple and easy. This will add a nice little touch of Spring to your home.
I just love how cute the little birds are, and how colorful it is.
The possibilities are endless for hoop art. So, if you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it.
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