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So I'm kinda lovin' the versatility of quilting and embroidery hoops. They can be used to hold your favorite fabric for some effortless and inexpensive wall art, as frames for family pictures.....even as little bulletin boards.

Lately, I've used the bigger quilting hoops as frames to showcase old tarnished silverware like this and I absolutely love how they turn out but today I wanted to make something to hang on the front door that wasn't necessarily seasonal and so could be used throughout the year. Plus, I had a hoop that I'd already distressed just waiting for me to put something in it.

I got out my stamps and paint and made a few rolled fabric flowers from scraps of linen, dupioni silk and canvas drop cloth and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out!





Really simple materials that completely work together and I love the richness of the silk mixed with the rustic look and feel of the burlap. Could be flush against a wall or door or hung from a ribbon and I think it would make a terrific housewarming gift!




22 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! What a simple, totally doable DIY (my favorite kind!) that adds such charm to anywhere you hang it. Love, love, LOVE it!! Thank you so much for the inspiration. ^_^

    ~Nicole @ www.shabbybeachnest.com

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    1. glad you're inspired, nicole. hope you put one in every room :-)

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  2. Simple. Beautiful. Brilliant.

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  3. I love this, and I'm pinning it! So pretty.

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  4. This is so cute! My friend just gave me literally like 100 embroidery hoops - I was wondering what I was going to do with them all. I have a few plans for some of them. Totally adding this to the list. Great job!!

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    1. what a cache, lindsay! i definitely hope something like makes it onto your list. keep me posted - love to see it!

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  5. Great way to use the embroidery hoop -- I see them all the time at yard sales and pass them by but with the burlap -- they take on a whole new life!

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    1. no more passing up, lauren. you can use them for so many things...

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  6. I am sooo pinning this later today. I love this! THanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays

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  7. Followed over from The Blackberry Vine linky party. What a great project. Gives me an idea for one of the many hoops stashed away. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. That is so fabulous! I found a bunch of embroidery hoops for almost nothing at a yard sale last summer... I totally need to do something with them. Love your idea!

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  9. What a great idea and what a great blog! I think maybe even I could do this.

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  10. love it!!! :)

    Found you on TT & J and I want to invite you to my party.. ;)

    http://littleinspiration.com/2012/04/create-and-inspire.html

    Thanks!
    Angie

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    1. i'm really glad you like my little welcome sign and thanks so much for the invite to your party - i'm all linked up :-) i must ask...how did you put your "recent pins" into your side bar? i would love to do something like that on my blog

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  11. I chose this as one of my features for next week on Handmade Tuesdays!

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    1. smiles, everyone! smiles! wow, carrie ~ thanks so much!

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  12. looks gorgeous i love it, xxx

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  13. This is soooo cute!

    I love the contrast of the textures/fabrics too!

    Great job!

    Thanks for sharing at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    ~Abbie

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  14. Oh I love this...burlap is such a gret material and I love how it looks with the black stencils!

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