I've recently been looking for some cheap and easy projects to make for my new office, which I plan to paint a robin egg/turquoise blue.
About a month ago, I picked up some awesome vintage fabrics and last week, I picked up some needlepoint hoops. Once I saw those hoops, I knew right away what my first project would be. And I know you've seen these around, right? Well, there's a good reason for that! They are super cute and super easy to make!
:: Paint brush :: Acrylic paint
:: Paint tray
:: Fabric :: Scissors ::Mod Podge (or hot glue)
QUICK TIP: Make sure your fabric is ironed before you start this project! (A wrinkly piece of fabric is a no, no!)
Paint your hoop (both pieces) whatever color you'd like. I used white acrylic paint for mine, and I only painted one side because the other is against the wall and no one will see it! (It took two coats.)
Take the two pieces apart and set the smaller hoop aside for now. Take the bigger hoop and line it up where you want it on the fabric, like so. (I ironed my fabric after this photo!)
Carefully flip the hoop (so the pattern is reverse) and put the smaller hoop back inside the bigger one. If it doesn't fit, make sure the screws on the top of the hoop are loose enough.
Pull the fabric taught so it creates a nice, smooth surface (makes it easy to poke jewelry into.) When you've got the fabric where you want it to be, tighten the screws.
Trim around the hoop to about 1.5-2".
Dip your brush in Mod Podge and brush around the ring, folding 'over and in' the extra fabric. Put a layer of Mod Podge over the fabric too, so it sticks really well.
Let dry, and...
... a new pretty place to hang your earrings and brooches!