Have I mentioned once or a hundred times that I love having pictures around? I know technology has its downsides, but how amazing is it that we can so readily and beautifully capture not just the big moments in life but the everyday ones too? Because really, those are the ones that matter, right? I love looking at all of the pictures I've taken on my phone of Adelie's adorably odd outfits, Adelie and Chandler cooking together, memories made with cousins on a random Tuesday at the swimming pool . . . you get it, the small stuff. The stuff that life is all about. So what does all that gushing have to do with a giant embroidery hoop bulletin board? Well, my life is basically a constant quest to find ways to display pictures without going all dorm-room chic and just taping them all over my walls, and today I'm going to show you my favorite photo display method to date!
This project is basically like my top five list of favorite things all rolled into one:
Giant embroidery hoop: check
Awesome fabric: check, check
Pictures: big, fat CHECK!
Oh, and just a little touch of gold, of course!
I'm sure I'm beyond late to the party, but did you know that they made hoops this big? I didn't until one day when I walked through the fabric aisle of a craft store and it was like clouds parted and angels started singing. I'm told these are for quilting (again, not a sewer . . . late to the game here), and they come in a few different sizes in an oval or round shape. So, without further gushing, here's how to make your own:
Embroidery hoop bulletin board
Embroidery hoop (mine is 27 inches)
Ribbon or cord (mine is from Hobby Lobby)