Can you feel the LOVE in the air yet???
I can! Valentines Day is right around the corner and so is hubby and my 1 year anniversary. So I've really been looooving crafting it up!!
This hoop art was a fun project that is cheap to make and can be completed while sitting in front of the TV with your lover at night. Crafting and bonding time? Win win.
I started by tracing out the "LOVE" sign from Philadelphia by find an image on the web on my computer and tracing it. I realized after the fact I probably could have just done this on my silhouette...but it was easy enough to do by hand for any of you who don't have a silhouette!
I then traced this image onto some felt and cut it out. This felt I bought by-the-yard so it is a little more firm than the felt you buy by-the-sheet, which is good since you will be poking it a lot with a little needle!
Then all I did is embroidered it onto another piece of felt (this pink one I did buy by-the-square, and it held up alright. In the future I would use thicker felt.) I used a blanket stitch to attach the letters (Little Lovelies has a great tutorial for this!
I also painted my embroidery hoop pink with some craft paint before I started stitching cause, ya know, it's Valentines Day and you can't get enough pink :)
When you are done stitching pull the felt taunt and tighten the hoop, trim off the excess felt and then just hot glue the ends to the hoop in the back.Voila.
Such a pretty little Valentines Day Hoop Art!!!
I love the look of the contrasting thread on the red letters. I debated doing it in red, but I think it has a more handmade touch now (well, douh...cause it is handmade... )
Here is it up on my faux mantel...sneek peek! I'll show you the whole shelf later this week!
I'll be linking up to these parties:
Monday: CraftOManiac Monday, Making Monday Marvelous, Market Yourself Monday, Motivate Me Monday. Craftastic Monday, Just Something I Whipped Up,, More the Merrier Monday, Made By You Mondays, Tutorials and TIps, Making the World Cuter, Make it Monday,
Tuesdays: Tip Me Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday, Take-a-Look Tuesday, Show Me What Ya Got, Talent Tuesday, Get Your Craft On,Homework, Ta-da Tuesday
Wednesdays: Your Whims Wednesday, Creative Share Wednesday, We did it Wednesday, Sugar and Spice, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Show & Share,Lil Luna, The 36th Avenue
Thursdays: A Crafty Soiree, Strut Your Stuff, 20 Below Thursdays, Hookin Up With House of Hepworths, Catch a Glimpse
Friday: Friday Favs on Naptime Crafters, Weekend Wrap-Up Party, Frugal Friday, Sassy Sites, Show and Share Day, Fantabulous Friday, Simply Creations Friday, Once Upon a Weekend, Weekend Bloggy Reading
Saturdays: Whatcha Got Weekend, Saturday Night Special, Show and Tell Saturdays, Scraptastic Saturday, Positively Splendid
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