Valentine’s Day embroidery hoop wall hangings.

Make valentine decor using fabric and Mod PodgeI recently shared this Valentine’s Day embroidery hoop wall art hangings at The Idea Room, and I wanted to share them here too . . . in enough time for you to prepare for the big day. These are perfect if you need some sizzlin’ home decor, and the kids can join in. Plus I know that many of you sew; these use scrap fabric. I’m typically a big Grinch-ola when it comes to the day of chalky heart candies and helium balloons, but my heart softened a bit as I was making these. I do believe in love!

Making embroidery hoop wall hangings is a snap, and once you start you’ll definitely get addicted. To start, gather these supplies.

Embroidery hoops – any size
Mod Podge Fabric
Fabric scraps in your choice of colors
Felt scraps in your choice of colors
Acrylic paint – I used pink and red
Buttons – coordinating
Hot Glue Gun – I’m addicted to my Imaginisce Cordless
Scissors
Paintbrush
Die cutter or template for cutting flowers – I used my Sizzix Big Shot

IMG_3477Gather fabric and felt scraps. If you don’t have any in Valentine’s colors, Jo-Ann sells fabric in fat quarters. They are great for crafting with. I wash and dry my fabrics before any project. I guess you don’t have to – it’s a lesson I learned from sewing camp “back in the day” and I’ve stuck with it.

IMG_3479Prepare all of your fabrics with Mod Podge Fabric – this means spread a medium layer of Mod Podge over the piece of fabric large enough to cover the area you need to cut out. What the Mod Podge does is prevent fraying when you cut the fabric. It also adds some durability and makes it less flimsy when you put it into the embroidery hoop. Sweet, huh?

IMG_3480Paint both embroidery hoops and allow to dry.

IMG_3513Once the fabric and embroidery hoops are dry, pick two colors for the base fabric. I used my pink and white. Sandwich them in between the embroidery hoops and tighten. Tip – I use a little craft glue on the inside of the embroidery hoop to make it permanent.

IMG_3514Cut your hearts out of the Mod Podged fabric. For this step I went back to my kindergarden years – fold, cut 1/2 a heart shape and unfold for the full heart. Hey, after all these years it still works!

IMG_3515Use the Mod Podge Fabric to attach the hearts to the base. Cover the entire piece with Mod Podge; allow to dry and then give another coat.

IMG_3531Start planning your embellishments – you can see here that I laid out some buttons and flowers I cut from felt. If you have a Sizzix Big Shot, I used the 3-D flowers by Beth Reames. If you don’t, never fear – you can cut felt flowers using patterns and/or templates you find on the internet. Search for “felt flowers template” in Google and you’ll find tons of awesome results.

IMG_3532Hot glue your embellishments to the wall hanging. Yes, my glue gun has a headlight. It seems weird but is actually very helpful. I had no idea until I used it!! I have a love affair with my glue gun. Allow everything to dry before hanging.

Make valentine decor using fabric and Mod Podge

Comments

  1. Grannys Attic says

    They are so pretty! What a wonderful display for “V” day! Got some hoops thrifting last week. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Angie Pedersen says

    Thanks for this great tutorial! I learned several things – somehow didn’t know about prepping fabric to avoid fraying, I wouldn’t have thought about adding glue around the hoops for permanence, and also wouldn’t have thought about Googling “felt flowers template”! You are a wealth of creative knowledge and general ju-ju, Amy! Well done!

  3. says

    Very pretty! Thanks for the idea for using the fabric Mod Podge in a way that prevents fraying. With this tip, fabric can be used as easily as paper because you no longer have to worry about what the edges will do.

  4. creativejewishmom/Sara says

    a very sweet project from the hands of a sweet crafter! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday
    xoxoxoSara

  5. Kayla says

    This is such a great idea! Would make a wonderful gift for my mother in-law in her sewing room. I mod podge pictures a lot- add some pictures of the grand kids and she will LOVE IT! THanks so much for the great idea!

  6. Heidi says

    Amy these are sooo fun & pretty! I love that you could recreate this for any decor or holiday! But I’m pretty partial to all the pink! ha! Thanks for sharing & linking up to Monkey’n Monday! You Rock!

  7. says

    These are so cute! I had to pin it CraftBliss Sweet Valentine Bliss Board on Pinterest and link back to you. ~Dee

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