DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall with Fabric, Stencils and Paint
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DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorldThis post is brought to you in partnership with Waverly Inspirations and its parent company, Iconix. I have been compensated for my time. All opinions and ideas are my own. We hope you love our DIY Unicorn Head Pencil Case. Read our full disclosure policy here.

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We are back with another fun post with our partners over at Waverly Inspirations. Last month we made these totally rockin' DIY Unicorn Head Pencil Case which is just soooo adorable. The month before that we did this beach themed gallery wall: DIY No Sew Decorative Fabric Frames + Bonus Scrap Ribbon Initial Craft. We hope that you love this DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall as much as we loved creating it.

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  • Waverly Inspirations Fabric in 2 different styles
  • Waverly Super Premium High-Performance Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint in the following colors: crystal, moss, curry, crimson and celery
  • Waverly Flower Laser Stencil
  • Waverly Background Stencil
  • embroidery hoops in the following sizes: 8″, 6″, 4″ and two 3″ hoops
  • wood letter
  • scissors
  • paint brush
  • wax paper
  • hot glue
  • masking or painters tape

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Step 1

Paint your embroidery hoops.

Take apart each hoop and remove the inner circle and the screw at the top. Keep the screw with the hoop in case the screws are different sizes. Set aside the screws and inner hoop and paint the exterior hoops. Protect your surface with wax paper and paint your hoops as desired. I used the following paints on the following hoops:
8″ hoop – Crystal
6″ hoop – Moss
4″ hoop – Celery
3″ hoop – Crimson and Curry

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

Step 2

Paint your initial.

Paint your initial the color of your choice. I used crimson. Let your painted projects dry.

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Step 3

Stencil your fabric.

Cut a 10″ piece of fabric to stencil your flower. Set the fabric on wax paper and lay your stencil onto the fabric. Use masking or painter's tape to hold the stencil to the fabric. Use paint to cover the stencil with paint. The trick to stenciling is to use light paint and several coats. If you use too much paint, it will seep under the stencil and look like a blob. I put paint on my brush and then dab it onto a paper plate, removing the excess. Then I add more paint as needed to fill the stencil. When flower is complete, remove the stencil and set fabric aside to dry.

Cut a larger piece of fabric, about 14″ and press/steam the creases as necessary. Place your large background stencil onto the fabric, affixing with masking tape, and use paint in the same way you did with the flower (dabbing excess on the paper plate) and stencil the fabric. I used four colors because I wasn't exactly sure what colors I wanted to put into the hoops. I used: celery, curry, crystal and crimson. Let dry.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorldDIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

Step 4

Assemble your hoops.

Now that the paint is dry, you can assemble the embroidery hoops. To assemble each hoop, you want to cut your fabric about 1″ wider than the hoop. Cut the fabric, place the inner circle on the table, place the fabric on top of the inner circle. Attach the screw to your outer circle and gently press it over the fabric. Tighten your screw and flip over your hoop. Gently pull on the fabric from the back to remove any creases. Trim the excess fabric on the back with scissors.

Repeat this process until each hoop is filled. DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorldStep 5

Attach the initial.

Once you have your large, 8″ hoop ready, use hot glue to attach the initial to the front.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorldDIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorld

DIY Embroidery Hoop Gallery Wall #WaverlyInspirations #InAWaverlyWorldStep 6

Hang and enjoy.

You can easily hang these lightweight embroidery hoops with one nail on a wall in your home. In fact, if you don't want to do nails, they are absolutely light enough to be hung up with 3M Command Strips or Hooks. This is truly perfect for those renters who aren't allowed to nail anything on the walls. This is a great way to add a pop of color to any room that coordinates with what you already have

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  1. Those decorations are so cute! They would make perfect additions to any wall!

  2. I recently made my mom a cross stitch hoop like this, (but did the cross stitching…) it was completely rude and irreverent and she loved it 🙂

  3. Catherine Sargent

    What a cute and creative craft project. This will be a fun project to do with my friends on our next girls day.

  4. Those are so beautiful! I love that look, and I love that they’ll practically fit in anywhere in my home. Great job!

  5. Pam

    I have always loved gallery walls, but never got around to making one. This is a really cute twist on the usual gallery wall.

  6. I absolutely love this craft! I have been a Waverly fan for many years. I would love to have these in my own home!

  7. Jeanine

    I love these. Have always wanted to make some of these and hang them on my wall, and my kids walls. But I thought they were hard to do – now I think I can do these!

  8. Beautiful designs, I love the C because that’s the first letter of my name. DIY crafts are so rewarding to look at after they’re completed.

  9. I love the fun yet fancy look this gallery wall brings. It would be perfect for a girls room, regardless of age.

  10. This is so pretty! I love the designs you made. I think this would be a wonderful wall decoration.

  11. These are so pretty! My mom used to spend hours doing embroidery, but this looks like it would be much simpler with just as lovely a turnout!

  12. Oh my goodness your gallery wall is absolutely beautiful – I love how simple you have made the instructions as well I could actually do this myself! x

  13. These are so lovely and easy to follow instructions make me feel like even I, a DIY novice, could manage to make them and have them look as good as the ones you designed! Can’t wait to dig in!

  14. Kristi

    I am redoing a big wall in our basement with photos, so will pin this for an idea to mix in with the photos.

  15. Oh you just brought back so many memories of all the arts and crafts I use to do with my grandma. I really need to start doing something like this with my girls. 

  16. I would totally mess this up. You’re so good at this! I’m terrible with this kind of stuff, haha.

  17. What a cute idea. This looks so easy to do as well. I would just need to figure out where to hang these.

  18. Brenda Kight

    I do LOVE these and it looks like something I would enjoy making. They would go perfect in my house!

  19. How pretty! What a creative way to add some unique, one-of-a-kind style to your walls. It would be fun to make them as gifts too.

  20. I haven’t done embroidery in years. This is really cute. If I can remember how to do embroidery, I might try this.

  21. These turned out super cute! I’ll have to try to make one.

  22. Lena

    It is gorgeous! I absolutely love this deign

  23. Ann Bacciaglia

    This turned out amazing. I will have to get the supplies to try making this for my wall.

  24. I’m trying to get more crafty decor this is cute!

  25. Crystal

    Those are all so darling. I know my daughter and I will have a blast making them together.

  26. Very cute decor! My sister loves making these kinds of crafts! I’ll be sure to pass this idea to her! Thanks!

  27. Nikki Wayne

    Wow, those are really gorgeous decorations. I want to make some for my wall.

  28. I am a Waverly junkie, in fact I once decorated a large home completely with Waverly wall papers, linens and wall treatments., LOL. Your craft is especially beautiful and I think would be a lot of fun to make.

  29. LOVE this! Such a great way to add some color to a drab space! I want to make some for my daughters room. 

  30. So pretty! I would love to be gifted like you! Every time I try a DIY, it doesn’t work! 

  31. This is so cute. It looks so elegant, but is amazingly simple. I think it would be great to do something like this in my kids’ rooms too. It’s something they could help with and we could make really fun and creative designs.

  32. Amy Desrosiers

    My daughters will be getting their own rooms soon. I know they would love this as artwork!

  33. Embroidery hoops are a great framing device. It is nice to see them used for more than just embroidery as you showed here.

  34. Very lovely, I would take these activities instead of splurging for wall decorations. I like the fact that aside from great designs and ideas, Waverly updates their catalogue for what’s in tune for the crowd.

  35. rust

    Great ideas, and a very pretty grouping. Embroidery hoops are a neat idea for kids artwork!

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