Monday, September 5, 2011

Make a "broom broom" Nursery Wall Hanging for your baby BOY!

Today I'd like to share with you a little project I have been working on for Elli-Boo's bedroom. Following on from the original embroidery-hoop fabric wall hangings I designed before I knew he was a he, I've been wanting to update them a little - make them a little more 'boyish,' playful and fun. A bit like my sonny boy.

I've been playing with an idea in my head for a few weeks and over the weekend, I made this:


... and I'm a little chuffed at how it's come up! I don't know if you can see from my image, but those are actual toy cars stuck onto chalkcloth, upon which I've drawn a 'road.' Mine is on the wall, but it would be equally cute leaning on a bookshelf or somesuch. 

Want to know how I did it? It's pretty easy folks!

You need:

- An embroidery hoop 
- Some fabric (I chose a natural linen)
- Some chalkcloth or other fabric for the lettering
- Glue (preferably a hot glue gun)
- Scissors
- Toy cars (Matchbox or whatever you can grab from the $2 shop!)


Method:

1. First, stretch the linen over the hoop and secure into place.


2. Draw your child's initial onto your chosen fabric (I've used chalkcloth, and drawn on the back of mine). Print it out first onto paper and cut around if this is easier. 


3. Cut initial out.


4. Glue (or sew) onto embroidery hoop.


5. Draw your "road" on the initial using a ruler and chalk.



6. Finally, attach your cars onto the "road" using a hot glue gun. Cut excess fabric away from the back of the hoop.


7. Hang with pride!!





 I'd love to know what you think of this idea and if you do decide to give it a go yourself do DO send me pics! x

7 comments:

  1. fantastic love it...x you need to sell these..!

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  2. This is so cute, what a great idea for a car loving child, love Posie

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  3. Geez woman. That is excellent! Best idea ever!

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  4. Fantastic idea Nic! Looks great

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  5. This is cool, I've seen a few mags using the hoops recently, with fabric that ties in your room's look (IE Custom cushions & a hoop of the same fabric on your wall) but I only just realised that these hoops are available at spotlight for like $3!!! I used to think the idea might be fun for people won't sew, but at $3 I think I'd warm to the idea. And now that you've peaked my interest with a little extra work on the fabric I might get a few for my 6month old's room next time I'm down there. If I ever get to it, I'll post it on my blog at www.cassthecoolest.com and reference back to you!!

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