A couple months ago I asked for some embroidery hoops on free cycle. My plan was to use them to hang scrap fabric in Little Lady's bedroom. It turned out to be one of those times I received way more than I could have hoped. Not only did someone have embroidery hoops to spare, they had ten, and they were vintage metal hoops. I only wanted 4 or 5 for the bedroom so I decided to make a "Noel" sign with the rest. I really like how the hymnal advent calendar we made for our niece turned out so I went with the same theme.
My original plan was to use black & white patterned fabric but I didn't find any I liked at Joanns. I did however find some fabulous scrap-booking paper. It was pretty fibrous so I decided to give it a try and it worked!'
|supplies i used: scrap-booking paper, embroidery hoops, mod podge, |
foam brush, pages from hymnal, scissors, and a pencil
|steps: 1) fit embroidery hoop around paper, pull edges tight, trim off |
|2) cut out letters from hymnal (i printed noel out in"baskerville"|
semibold 200pt and used it as a guide)
3) mod podge back of letter and adhere to paper
4) wait 15 minutes and cover surface with even coat of mod podge
I'm really please with how it turned out - it's a nice addition to the bottom of our staircase. When the holidays are over I think I'll remake it either to say "home" or "love.