I can hardly believe that next month my little baby will be four years old! I'm sure I'm not alone with wanting to keep baby clothes, especially the ones with sentimental value. Rather than leaving everything packed in a box, I wanted to do something special with some of her clothes and turn it into wall art for her room. The process is fairly easy, but the hardest part for me was actually cutting up the clothes!
|"The Accident" design from Threadless|
After choosing the outfit I wanted to frame, I found a hoop that would fit snugly around the design. Here I used an 8" hoop. Next, I centered the design in the hoop, and tightened it down.
Next (the hard part) I cut around the hoop leaving 1/4" or so excess.
To secure the excess down to the hoop, I used a heavy double sided tape.
Working a few inches at a time, I placed the tape on the inner hoop, the removed the paper. I folded over the excess fabric and smoothed it down to the tape.
The hoop is ready for hanging now! If you'd like to add a finished back, you can either tape or hot glue a circle of felt to the back inside of the hoop.
I'm so happy with the way the hoop turned out, and it looks great hanging in my daughter's room!
Here I am with my friend Kelly from Kiser Krafts, and we are each working on our own keepsake hoops.