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DIY Valentine hoop art

I’m not sure how Valentine’s Day has come around so quickly. Have you bought your other half something special? We usually only exchange cards but this year I have made some hoop art for my husband.

DIY Valentine hoop art - the gingerbread house

Materials needed to make a DIY Valentine hoop art:
embroidery hoop
red embroidery thread or red wool
fabric glue

How to make a DIY Valentine hoop art:

First cover your embroidery hoop with fabric. I chose a simple Dear Stella fabric and made sure it was tight within the frame.

Dear Stella fabric

I’ve been playing around with a spool knitter, trying to teach my 4 year old how to knit. We used the resulting skinny tube of wool to form the word ‘love’ in cursive writing.

love in cursive script

I kept moving the letters around until I was happy with the layout.

love hoop art

Then I stitched it in place with a few small stitches using red thread, just to make sure it didn’t move when hung up.

Valentine hoop art

I tucked the ends of the wool inside the frame. To finish my Valentine hoop art off I cut a piece of red felt to the same size as the frame, and glued it in place to hide the back of my stitching.

If you had an older child they could make this themselves by writing the word and embroidering over the top – you’re never too young to start sewing!

Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday


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    mummy m's memories
    February 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    This is a great craft idea, I think my eldest would love to try something like this. Thanks

  • Reply
    Lilinha Espindula
    February 13, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I love the gorgeous DIY Valentine’s hoop art. It seems easy to make, but beautiful gift! x

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