Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Easy to Make Hoop Bulletin Board

I found a really cute project idea over on Sweet Jessie that she called "Put a Cork in it". I thought it was just too cute not to try, since I already had most of the supplies at my house. The only thing I had to get were the embroidery hoops at Hobby Lobby (Wal-Mart doesn't sell them anymore) and material.

*Cork board (I already had cork squares from a previous project that I no longer use.
*Paint and sponge brush
* material of your choice (I used small hoops so I only needed 7/8 yd.)
* Scissors and glue gun

1. Separate your hoops. Then I painted the larger hoop to match the style I was looking for, instead of having the wood look.
2. While the paint is drying, cut the cork to fit the "inside" embroidery hoop.

3. Cut your material in a circle, larger than your hoop. You'll need to tuck it behind the larger hoop.

4. Then place your larger hoop on top and tighten it.

5. Turn it over to the back and tuck the material down using hot glue to secure. I used hot glue because I knew I would not want to interchange my fabric, if you would like to interchange fabric you could always choose to staple instead.

6. That's it! Your all finished....total project time about 10 minutes including paint and drying time.

I did this project to take to school to display pictures of Brayden behind my desk. I had some cheap little quote books that I had picked up at Wal-Mart one time on clearance. I matted them on some paper and added them also.

(I still plan on adding a couple more pictures, but I need to wait until I get a few printed from this summer.)
Close up:

Total Project Cost: less than $5 for hoops and material



Jes said...

I absolutely love this! How cute! You should totally take up scrapbooking! Those are too cute!

Anonymous said...

cute, cute little project! So creative!

Xazmin said...

That is so stinkin' cute! I love it!

Blessings, Casey said...

I love it! Those are so cute!

Bethany said...

Christie, those are Ah-mazing! :) So CuTE!

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