Embroidery Hack

Hey everyone 🙂 so this post is about 2 weeks overdue (#momlife) lol. Sorry! I promise though you will love it! It’s an awesome and versatile DIY that makes for a nice little weekend project or even a fun project with the kiddos 😊.

I’ve been looking for fun artwork for the walls of playroom lately but I didn’t want to spend a fortune.  I want the room to be able to grow with Amel, her family, and her friends so I want to be able to change aspects of the room (like some of the artwork) to reflect this.   So while walking around the fabric store recently, I came across the embroidery hoops.  I thought “ooo wouldn’t be cool to do some embroidery?”  One problem, that would take me too long, aaannnd I’m not entirely sure I even know how…  Then I thought of this DIY 🙂  Instructions Below.

You will need:

  • Embroidery cloth
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Scissors
  • Thick paper or cardboard
  • Acrylic paint
  • Pencil
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue gun


  • Embroidery thread
  • Beads
  • Hand sewing needle

diy canvas pt1-1

  1.  Lay your hoop over one layer of the fabric and cut out a square about 2 inches around the hoop.
  2.  Separate the hoops by turning the screw knob at the top of the hoop.
  3.  Lay the cut piece of fabric over the inner circle of the hoop.

diy canvas pt1-2

4) Lay the outer circle of the hoop over top.  Do not worry about tightening the fabric until the circle is on completely.  The fabric will naturally tighten while you put the hoops together and you can also pull at the fabric’s sides once the loop is on (prior to tightening the knob at the top).

diy canvas pt1-3

5) Once the fabric is fitted around the hoop, tighten the screw at the top.  Be careful not to over tighten.

diy canvas pt1-4

6) Next, draw out your design.  I did a few plants and pineapples because let’s be honest, real world gardening and I do not mix. Lol.  But you can draw whatever you would like:)


7) Once you have finished sketching you can go ahead and paint!  I found mixing the paint with the tiniest bit of water helped to get nice smooth lines while drawing on the fabric.




Thats it!  Once it has dried


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