Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Embroidery Hoop- scrapbooking style DIY home decor tutorial

Hello and welcome here on Tuesday! It's Kasia here today and as every Tuesday I'd like to share with you a tutorial with some gorgeous tags in use! At the beginning of autumn I promised myself a little crafty project for our home every week, so this week instead of making a traditional layout I decided to create something to decorate our space! 

What do you think about a scrapbook in the embroidery hoop? I will show you in few steps how to create a similar projects which adds some fun detail to any interior thanks to unusual shape and mixed textures and techniques!

Here are the supplies you should prepare to recreate this project: embroidery hoop with stretched fabric, some Chic Tag tags, patterned paper, watercolor paints, wooden chips, paper doily, scissors, glue, needle and thread and of course photograph and some letters or die cut wording to create your title! 

I started with creating some watercolor effect on my background- it's easy as the fabric doesn't soak as much as paper and you can help yourself with a lot of water. I used liquid watercolors, you could also play with ink, watered down mist or gelatos. Leave your background to dry.

In the meantime preper the banner. I used Chic Tags letters from the Bunting Alphabet Set , spelled my word and stitched it by hand with white thread. I left the ends longer to let them hang loosely!

After that I could focus on main element of my composition- the piece with photograph. I layered some patterned paper, doilies and simple tags which matched the color scheme I picked. I used the circle from circle from Everyday Life II Icons set and my beloved green tag from Everyday Life II Date Tags. I attached everything together with a strong glue. 

When I had all my elements ready I glued them to my embroidery hoop background with a strong glue.

To finish off the layout I added some more details- little wooden stars and motivational title cut with decorative font on my Cameo did the great job! I also used a green fiber pen to create false splashes- to do it just press the pen against the fabric and let the material soak some ink.

That's how the finished piece looks like. I created it with our sitting room colors in mind so it blends beautifully with the space! You can think about this kind of project as a good gift idea! I hope this little step by step will inspire you to some experiments! Have a lovely day! 


Adrienne Alvis said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!! So amazing!

Stephanie Bryan said...

Oh my gosh Kasia!! This is so amazing!! I need to set a goal like that!! :)

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Ashley Horton said...

This is such an amazing home decor piece, Kasia!! Really love this idea!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwww! This is absolutely AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeee it!!!!!

Julie GM said...

Love this! This has been on my list to do! Great idea to match your decor!

antilight said...

This is beautiful Kasia! I simply adore this idea!

Rachel Matteson said...

Great tutorial. What I like the most is the use of simple resources to make such an intricate design. I'll try making my own creative design at home. I was inspired by your work. :)
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Sherri said...

This is simply amazing. What a fabulous idea.

jelly andrews said...

I simply love this. This DIY project is really awesome. I want to give this idea a try. But I hope it will come out as beautiful as yours.