Thursday, February 20, 2014

Try it Thursday with Violet's Buds

I am so happy to have a guest this week teaching us how to make our very own hoop art!! I had the privilege of her teaching me in person!! It was so enjoyable to be able to keep a outfit of my sons in such a wonderful way! Welcome Melanie!

Thank you Kelly. It is hard to believe that next month my little baby will be four years old! I'm sure I'm not alone with wanting to keep baby clothes, especially the ones with sentimental value. Rather than leaving everything packed in a box, I wanted to do something special with some of her clothes and turn it into wall art for her room. The process is fairly easy, but the hardest part for me was actually cutting up the clothes!

"The Accident" design from Threadless
I selected one of my favorite onesies to turn into hoop art. I bought this design while I was pregnant so she could match her daddy. Here they are when she was around 1 years old in their coordinating shirts.
After choosing the outfit I wanted to frame, I found a hoop that would fit snugly around the design. Here I used an 8" hoop. Next, I centered the design in the hoop, and tightened it down.

Next (the hard part) I cut around the hoop leaving 1/4" or so excess.
To secure the excess down to the hoop, I used a heavy double sided tape.
Working a few inches at a time, I placed the tape on the inner hoop, the removed the paper. I folded over the excess fabric and smoothed it down to the tape.
The hoop is ready for hanging now! If you'd like to add a finished back, you can either tape or hot glue a circle of felt to the back inside of the hoop.
I'm so happy with the way the hoop turned out, and it looks great hanging in my daughter's room!
Here I am with my friend Kelly from Kiser Krafts, and we are each working on our own keepsake hoops.

Thank you so much Melanie! It was a joy to learn from you and that hoop of Little Monster's is proudly hanging on our children's wall. You can find Melanie at her Storenvy | Facebook | Blog | Twitter | Pinterest



  1. Hi Kelly!! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!! I'm following you back and have added you on G+ too. I LOVE hoop art and have been meaning to try making some myself, although I have a giant list of things I've been meaning to make lol.

    1. Hi Paula! It was really neat to find your link up! I was excited to join in! Thank you for following back. And I'd love to see one of your hoop art projects. I understand that, my list seems to grow every single day. :) Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!