Fabric Hoop Wall Art Tutorial | @laurenfairwx

Fabric Hoop Wall Art Tutorial | @laurenfairwx

This DIY is one of the easiest and quickest
ways to add color, texture, and pattern to your walls – and it might look familiar to
you if you’ve seen some of my other videos. Today, I’m going to show you a super simple
tutorial for how to add pretty fabric-filled embroidery hoops to your wall decor! This is something that you guys have been
asking me to show you since I started using them in my video backgrounds! Since I just
moved and my walls are yellow this time, I thought it was a perfect time to change up
the fabrics in these hoops… so here we go! Here is an up-close look at the hoops that
were on my wall in our old apartment that I’ll be showing you how to make today…
I basically just chose a bunch of patterned fabrics that go together nicely and put them
into a bunch of differently-sized embroidery hoops, which you can buy at most craft stores! If you’ve never worked with an embroidery
hoop before, they look like this – there is a little screw at the top that loosens and
tightens the hoop, and if you loosen it, this smaller wooden hoop on the inside can slide
out easily and that’s what’s going to allow it to hold onto your fabric. To stretch some fabric onto the hoop, first
choose the fabric you’d like to use – I’m starting with a solid light blue fabric that
matches my youtube channel banner, and place the hoop on top of the fabric so you can see
how much you’ll need. Cut the fabric out around the hoop with your fabric scissors,
making sure to leave a little bit of excess so there’s plenty of room for your hoop
to close over it. If you haven’t already, loosen the screw
and remove the inner part of the hoop, then place that smaller hoop behind your fabric.
Now, place the larger hoop on top of your fabric and press it down onto the small hoop!
Your fabric should now be pretty securely trapped between the two hoops like this. Tighten
the screw at the top and as you go, tug on the edges of the fabric to make sure that
you don’t have any wrinkles and that it’s evenly stretched. And that is the most basic method of putting
fabric onto an embroidery hoop. You can stick with that if you’d like, but I figured out
last time that I prefer the look of the fabric when you can’t see through it. So I ended
up adding a piece of white felt behind the blue fabric! The steps are the same as before,
except that the little stack of fabric is now quite a bit thicker so you’ll need to
open the larger hoop a bit more to get it to fit. Once you’re happy with your fabric and it’s
tightly attached to the hoop, we’ll need to get rid of the excess fabric around the
outside so it will sit flat on your wall. If you think you’ll keep these hoops the
way they are permanently, you could trim around the hoop leaving a bit of fabric that you
can wrap around to the back and glue to the inside of the hoop. I did this initially,
but when I decided that I wanted to change to a few different fabrics this time around,
I ended up wrestling with the glue so I could try to cut off as much of the old fabric as
I could, which took quite a bit of work. So this time, I decided to just trim the fabric
right to the edge of the hoop like this. That way, if I move again, I can choose new fabrics
that work with the new wall color and this fabric will come right out if I need it to. Repeat these steps for as many hoops in as
many sizes and kinds of fabric as you’d like! This time around, I chose a few white
fabrics with interesting textures like these embroidered flowers and this lace sewn onto
it. Since my walls are so bright and colorful now, I wanted to bring some white onto the
background. Once you’ve prepared all of the hoops, choose
a layout for them on a table. I tried to arrange them so the different fabrics as well as the
different sizes of hoops were spaced out evenly. When you’re ready to put them on your wall,
start arranging them using painter’s tape to hang them temporarily. This will make it
easier to switch them around and make any last minute adjustments, since it usually
ends up looking different on your wall than it did on your table. And once you’re totally happy with the placement,
tap in a pushpin or a nail with a hammer at the top of each hoop and hang it up using
the little screw! You can even attach a small command hook instead if you can’t make holes
in your walls. Once all of your hoops are attached to the
wall, you’ll have a really great section of wall art that can cover a whole lot of
space quickly and inexpensively! I especially like using this kind of decoration as a background
for my youtube videos because it looks nice but isn’t too distracting to my viewers.
It’s also a super customizable project because you can choose any colors, patterns, or textures
you’d like and arrange them any way you want to! There are so many possibilities for a project
like this… I’m actually thinking about embroidering some little felt appliqués onto
the hoops behind me so that’s something you could also try if you decide to try this
project! And this is probably the easiest tutorial I’ve ever had on my channel so
if you’re not that crafty, you could totally still manage this and have it turn out really
cute! If you try this tutorial yourself, definitely
send me a picture of the finished product on twitter @laurenmyrtle because I would love
to see how it comes out! In the comments, tell me what kinds of colors
and patterns you would use for this project! Would you make only a couple of the hoops or would
you fill an entire wall with them? I hope that all of you are doing well! Thanks
for watching and I’ll see you soon.

25 thoughts on “Fabric Hoop Wall Art Tutorial | @laurenfairwx

  1. I love this idea! I'm moving this week and this will be perfect wall decor for my sewing room/office since I can't paint.

  2. I'm always amazed by your videos! Where do you record voiceover? It sounds really good 🙂 I was actually going to upload a Quibbler DIY yesterday but my video wouldn't process so I'll have to save it for later!

  3. I bought a bunch of little hoops from a yard sale a while back and always wondered how they worked. Now I can put them into use – wonderful tutorial, Lauren!

  4. Ooh, I might try this with some of my old tshirts that I don't wear anymore but still love. As a non-crafty person, I think I could just about manage this! Thanks Lauren!

  5. I love this! It's simple and so easy to switch out if you get bored with the fabrics or colors. I recently moved into a new apartment so I hope to try this soon.

  6. I love the idea of this because I want a visually interesting background for my reading nook where I'll be filming my videos in this new apartment that I have but I don't have any specific framed art in mind. I think it might be really fun to paint something onto the fabric, too!

  7. This reminds me of the framed scrapbook paper on Lizzie's bedroom wall in the background of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries videos. They're both nice simple ways to add a pop of color. It would be cool to do this by using old t-shirts that are important to you, but you might have outgrown.

  8. I think I might even try this. I would use greens and blues in different sized hoops. Thanks for posting.

  9. I recently moved my bed into a corner and have been starring at this big blank space above the bed. I've been afraid of hanging something to heavy in fear that it will fall off the wall while I'm sleeping. This would be a great project to fix the emptiness! I think I will go pick up an extra pillow case that matches my sheets and start with that particular color. Then I can take it to a fabric store and mix and match prints. As always, thank you for sharing! How lucky that your new house has such a cheery yellow craft space! 🙂

  10. I have this awesome pattern for a crochet border/frame that is meant to go on a bangle, but I'm thinking of doing it on the outer embroidery hoop, then using using it to frame either a piece of embroidery I've done (since I recently got into embroidery) or an applique (like the waffle you did with Jackson, haha!)

  11. Ooo, love the idea of just trimming it in the back instead of glueing it down. I'll have to make a few of these for my dorm room. I have a pretty teal fabric that my Grandma gave me. There's not really enough of it for a sewing project but it would be perfect to put in a hoop!

  12. I was wondering if you could maybe do a DIY video with duct tape? I went through some stuff I had in storage and realized I have a LOT of duct tape lol I'd love to see what sort of awesome crafts you could suggest for such a strange medium

  13. I have these friends who have a star wars theme throughout their apartment it would be really cool if I could make some star wars hoops to go with their pillows

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