Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Keepsake Hoop Art


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
I selected one of my favorite onesies to turn into hoop art. I bought this design while I was pregnant so she could match her daddy. Here they are when she was around 1 years old in their coordinating shirts. 

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.

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5 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I am totally doing this with Jacob's 2 shirt!

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  2. Love it! At the moment I have boxes of my little missy's old baby clothes stashed in the hopes of cutting out mini squares to add to my t-shirt quilt, but I like this idea better!! Going to have to make a couple.

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  3. I loved making mine!!! It so helped to have a dear friend cutting up something special too! :D Thanks for personally teaching me how to do this! ♥

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  4. This is great! I got rid of all the baby clothes already, but I do have some T-shirts I made for them so now I know what I can do with them once they grow out of them :)

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  5. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing on Whatever Wednesday on Thank You Honey! Hope to see you again this week!

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