That took me back. When my first child was born, my mother took some cute fabric featuring images of teddy bears and placed each image in an embroidery hoop. These lightweight wall hangings were perfect for a child's room, because if they fell or got knocked off, they were (again) light and there was no glass to break. But it's an idea that could work anywhere. It's not a new idea, but sometimes, especially when saving money is important, it can be just the thing to brighten a room. You just need fabric that appeals to you (remnants? fabric from used clothing?), and a few embroidery hoops. Quick, simple and pretty! (I don't have an image of the hoops my mother made at my fingertips, but if I run across one, I'll scan it and post it here).
via Marianne Madden
One crafter found a bag of embroidery hoops at a thrift store. Another found a bunch of doilies and placed them in hoops on a jewel-toned background. One person arranged red and green fabric in hoops, placed them in a circle and called it a wreath. So many good ideas! I'm feeling inspired.
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