One of my favorite things about having a new baby is doing some kind of art with her name to hang in the nursery. We never officially choose a name until after the baby is born, so I end up doing this project in the months after baby is born.
Embroidery hoop art has been a fun decor trend for a while now, and I thought it might be fun to combine the trend with my love of name art in the nursery. Since I wanted the art to be over the crib, it also had to be safe to hang above a sleeping baby. It only took a few supplies and an afternoon for me to put together this personalized art that is the perfect finishing touch in my daughter’s room.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Embroidery Hoops- I used three 12″ hoops for a six letter name
- Fat Quarters– I used one for each hoop, three total
- Heat-transfer vinyl and vinyl cutter
- Hot glue
First thing, you will need to cut the letters from the heat transfer vinyl. Make sure to cut them mirror imaged! I chose to do two letters of the name on each hoop, so I cut the letters to fit two within each hoop. You can do any configuration you’d like, just make sure that the letters will fit. Remove the extra vinyl and leave the letters on the clear plastic.
After the vinyl is all ironed on, take the embroidery hoop apart and put the fabric over the top of the inner ring, making sure to center the letters within the hoop. Put the outer ring on over the top of everything, sandwiching the fabric between the two rings. Tighten the tension screw at the top and pull wherever it’s needed to make the fabric taut evenly across the whole hoop.
Hang each hoop by a nail under the tension screw and enjoy your personalized artwork!
I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial. Leave us a comment with any questions. There are so many ways to use this technique around the home, whether you do a name, word, phrase, or just a silhouette. Get creative and have fun!