fall is in the air
and i love it.
i love the colors, crisp air, football,
sweaters, boots, blankets
cuddling by the fire
and most of all pumpkin
and in celebration of the best holiday coming
up in a mere two weeks
here's a last minute decor/gift idea
this tutorial combines two of my favorite things
halloween + embroidery hoops
if you've seen our blog
you know that we love embroidery hoops
and since they're the perfect pumpkin shape
i thought why not decorate with them
hoops come in all different sizes
i stuck to 1 med size
and 3 smaller sizes
(since our family has one big person and 3 smaller persons)
1. spray paint your hoops
(i did mine black, since they're for halloween)
2. cut out circles in the fabric you choose.
making sure you leave a bit hanging over
(you'll glue this fabric behind the hoop when you're all done)
here are my hoops
all ready for faces
3. cut out different felt shapes for jack-o-lantern faces
(i google imaged jack-o-lantern faces to get some ideas)
4. glue them on with fabric glue
or hot glue would work too.
5. then i did a simple hand-stitch around the shapes
or you can just leave it at step four
6. tuck your raw edges and glue behind the hoops
here's my little family of jack-o-lanterns!
this would also be an inexpensive neighbor/friend gift
just toss in a bag of halloween candy
and you have an instant festive gift!