Monday, February 21, 2011

here we go hoop de hoop

I have yet to finish BabyJ's nursery.
Ahem. He will be 7 months old this week.
I blame it on our plaster walls.
These walls make it impossible to hang anything without creating a gigantic hole 
and a cussing fussing mama.

Then I found those damage free picture hanging strips.

Sooooo with my new found way to hang stuff I got crafty.
I got the beautiful embroidered tree from The Joys of Jess.
I picked up a couple of hoops 
and a couple of "J"s from Michael's and painted them.
I took the receiving blanket the nurse stamped Jack's footprints on and hooped and painted it.
Then I made some fun bunting hoop art.

Here's how:
1. take an old t-shirt, scissors, some felt from your felt-obsession collection, fabric Modge Podge, a paint brush, and an embroidery hoop (ignore the gray felt and thread, I was going to do a little elephant under the bunting, but I changed my mind mid-way)
2. stretch the t-shirt over the hoop and cut excess material off
3. stretch the t-shirt material a little more and tighten the hoop
4. use masking tape to hide the excess material and tape it to the backside edges of hoop
5. cut little triangle flags from felt
6. position little flags
7. using a paint brush apply fabric Modge Podge to flags and glue them on
8. allow to dry and then use picture hanging strips to hang your hoop art

I la-la-love it Jack's new hoop art.
I am sure Jack appreciates it too, he did help make it -

PS. You can get a coupon for those hanging strips here (it expires 2/28/11).


  1. who are you and why didn't you text me while you were making this?

  2. I love it! I really like the footprints the best though. That's such a cute idea.

  3. i just almost fainted i love this so much, eeek SO cute

  4. Adorable! Love the bunting and the one with his footprints is so precious. :)

  5. you are KILLING me with crafty cuteness these days. If I weren't so busy making Owen's birthday decorations and cursing that damn yarn wreath I'd be on this. I even bought hoops the other day and some burlap. I'm pretty sure my pile of "to do" crafts is longer than my grocery list right about now ;)

  6. so cute!!!!

    love the it all!!!

    happy monday to you and yours!

  7. This is so cute and fun! What a great idea. Although I am sorry to see that you cut up a t-shirt that appears to say "once you go track you never go back" - I would have bought that from you.

  8. so flippin' the mini bunting!

    ugh we have plaster walls too...i loathe them...totally feel your pain!

  9. you are a genius!!! modge podge on fabric TO fabric. brilliant!!! so lovely!

  10. I love that you used a tshirt! Great idea.

  11. Love all of this, but the footprints are my favorite! Great idea, lady! :]

  12. that looks so cute & perfect. and i am sure it's awesome to see it FINISHED! and his room DECORATED! :) 3 cheers! mine & kyle's room has no wall art - since i painted it last year & i do think a lot of it is because of the plaster walls. >:P i have a R & K purchased, but wasn't sure how to HANG those! i take it those wall strips work on the letters, too? our bedroom has been on the to-do's forEVER & now i'm just all the more inspired to tackle it! :)

  13. i love it!! so cute and super easy! i want to make one now! yours looks so cute with all of the other artwork. that tree is adorable!

  14. oh man, this has my name written all over it :) love it and tumbled it! I was just telling my husband this weekend how I want to have a nursery themed with bunting... nope, not prego, but a girl can dream!

  15. I love this, and I love even more that you used a tshirt!

  16. totally diggin' the hoop.
    and your paintings.
    all of it!

  17. Oh my goodness. I love that whole wall. Makes me want to actually decorate my house.


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