You'll remember that I shared this photo with you, of the wall art I made for Princess' room for her Christmas present. You know, the room that is such a bright yellow you can see it from space?
You can make these with remnants that are in your stash, fat quarters, or about 1/2 yard of all the same fabric, if you'd prefer that look. Of course, how much fabric you need will be determined by how big your hoops are.
So you'll need:
Three wooden embroidery hoops - your choice of size or shape (these were given to me by a friend cleaning out a closet so they were FREE)
Either three fat quarters of fabric or about 1/2 yard of one single fabric - your choice
Acrylic paint - use a color that either matches/coordinates with your fabric or your walls
1" sponge paint brush
Styrofoam plate or paint pallet or other somesuch
Start by spreading newspapers over your work surface. Place your hoops, separated I might add, on the newspaper.
Pour some paint on your pallet-of-choice, and dip only the chiseled edge of your sponge brush into the paint.
Once you've got your fabric locked in, trim the back as close to the embroidery hoop as possible. In the end, I used my embroidery scissors to get in really close. Here they are again, so you don't have to scroll all the way back to the top:
To make these, I spent less than $5. Like I said, the hoops were a gift, and almost everything else I had on hand (paint, brush, one of the fabrics). The only money I spent was on 2 fat quarters - they were on sale and I used my teacher discount (remember your new mantra "on sale and with a coupon"). Now if you were to purchase everything from scratch - the paint was about 75 cents, each fat quarter was about a dollar, and I believe you can get the hoops for about a dollar also. The sponge brushes are also really cheap.
Make one or a dozen - have some fun with leftover fabric and give it a go!
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