April 16, 2014

Contributor: Huckleberry Love's DIY Hoop Art

I am so excited to be a contributor at From G2B! You may recognize Huckleberry Love from Jamie & Emily's contributor posts. For my first post, I'll be sharing this adorable hoop art for my daughter's room.

I’ve been having so much fun putting my littlest one’s big-girl room together. We bought an antique bedroom set, and while my husband is busy refinishing it, I've been working on her room décor. One of my friends posted this super cute idea, to hang embroidery hoops with coordinating fabrics above the bed.  It was a perfect match to the vintage feel of Miss Emeline’s room, so I went in search of coordinating fabrics and various sized embroidery hoops.

Don’t you just love the Tanya Whelan fabric? I fell in love with her Sunshine Roses line.  I also used an Ikea hand towel and some fabric scraps that I had on hand. Once I had my supplies, these were a breeze to put up. Even with the hand-embroidered hoop, the whole project took less than a few hours. Super easy and super cute!
Want to make your own hoop art? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Embroidery hoops in assorted sizes. (I used 3-14 inch hoops, 2-10 inch hoops, 5-6 inch hoops, and 1-4 inch hoop)
  • Fabric (I bought a half yard of three fabrics and used scraps for the rest.)
  • Optional: Embroidery floss, double sided fusible interfacing

I started by placing the fabric on top of the inside hoop and cutting rectangles a few inches too large. This way you have something to tug on to stretch the fabric in the hoop. Place the outside hoop on top of inside hoop, fabric in between (make sure to keep the hoop as tight as possible, so that it can still slip on, but wont allow fabric to slip through). Then slip it around the inside hoop. 

Tug fabric so that it’s taught. Trim edges close.

For the embroidered hoop, I (and by I, I mean my silhouette) cut fabric backed with fusible interfacing into layered flowers and a fancy monogram font E. I ironed them on, layer by layer and ended up free-handing the rest of her name.

Once you’ve got all of your hoops filled with fabric, arrange them how you would like. I settled on this configuration. After I was happy with my arrangement, I snapped a quick photo on my phone for reference. Attached to my i-phone, I tell ya! Hang them one by one, with picture hanging nails , using the photo layout as reference.

And you’re finished! Don’t you just love the result? Miss Emmie loves all of the “fowahs” in her big girl room. I’ve also made a valance and am in the process of making a few pillow covers from the coordinating fabric. I hope this room will grow with her and she’ll enjoy it for years to come!

Did you enjoy this post? Check out a few more of my favorite DIYs I've shared on Huckleberry Love!

~Simple Toddler Nightgown ~ The 5 Minute Boutique Bow ~ Fabric Crown Tutorial~

Jill is a stay at home mom and diy blogger at Huckleberry Love. She loves to craft, sew, and try new recipes. When she’s not at home with her family, having fun, she’s teaching math at the local community college. For entertainment, she enjoys cheering on her kids in soccer and swimming and watching reality tv. Check out her etsy shop, Three Pretty Posies for some super cute aprons and chef hats. 

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April 13, 2014

Cutting Board Care

A long, long, time ago... well, maybe not that long ago, probably in 2006, my husband decided he wanted to make me an elaborate jewelry box for my birthday. He got online and looked for kits and somewhere along the way, he decided he could make it himself. His brother is a high-end cabinetmaker, so Zack went down to his shop to make a blueprint. Somewhere along this carpentry journey, my husband realized that he actually had zero ability to make the jewelry box. Instead, his brother Kyle helped him make something more inline with his skill set, and thus, I have these custom cherry cutting boards. Believe it or not, I actually like these cutting boards way more than a jewelry box. These gems get used way more frequently, but you actually have to maintain them. Read on for the tutorial. 

April 6, 2014

DIY [Faux] Roller Map

How are you, dear friends? Life is moving at a thousand miles an hour it seems like. I've been crazy busy with Weatherwood and sales, which is great news for a start up, but bad news for travels. I was looking at a map, checking out all the places I've been with my amazing husband Zack, and though I've been all over the U.S., down through the pacific, and on over to Europe, I've really come to realize that I haven't seen much of anything. Looking at the map, I sadly admit that I have only seen 10% of what's out there. The biggest take away from this post is that life is short. If there is some place you are thinking of going, some place you may have been, there's always more to see and little time to see it.

April 2, 2014

Dandelion Patina: Repurposed Bead Wall Art

bead wall art

It's April! I cannot believe how times flies and it's nearly Spring! Did you pull any awesome April Fool's jokes? Zack told a friend that our dear puppers were hit by a car, but then I felt we were bringing bad karma, even to joke about it! So we quickly reversed ourselves!! I guess the joke was on me! 
The beginning means it's time to welcome Michelle from Dandelion Patina back to share her fresh repurposing style! Michelle is now filling a consignment space with all her lovely furniture and decor makeovers, you'll have to stop by!

March 30, 2014

Faux Barn Wood [Bee Lieve] Sign

Have you noticed how barn wood is popping up everywhere? I was at the, "Awful Waffle" the other day and my husband was asking me, "Why barn wood was on the wall." He often asks me this when he spots it and recently he's been asking me this a lot. It's kind of funny since I invented a wood stain that makes normal wood look like barn wood in minutes. I suppose it makes pupper's insides look like barn wood, too, since Beau dog drank a bunch of it while I wasn't looking. On his outsides he looks normal, on his insides, I bet he he's a smashing gray. Anyways, I made this [faux] barn wood sign, so that's the tute for today!

March 26, 2014

Contributor: Always Never Done |
DIY Modern Milk Glass

Hello friends, I can't believe how great it is to be posting twice a week again and I have our super rad monthly contributors to thank for it! Today I am so excited to introduce you to our third monthly contributor, Amy from Always Never Done.  Amy is a girl after my own heart, she'll basically take on any project that strikes her fancy. I love it- furniture, crafts, tutorials or home improvement, she'll tackle it all. I know you'll love her personality, too. 
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