I recently fell head over heels for this hoop.dee.do bulletin board ($22), sending it to the top of my wish list. What a perfect way to add style and function to your home office!? So, when I came across a DIY on how to make them on my own, my excitement skyrocketed. I do love to support all the lovely hand-making Etsy studios, but sometimes it's nice to just have a project for myself. Luckily, this one doesn't seem too intimidating, time-consuming, or expensive. I'm thinking of making several hoops in varying sizes and patterns to cover the wall above my desk.
- 1 wooden embroidery hoop
- Cork board (an old board, or cork board squares)
- Drywall saw or sharp craft knife
- Upholstery-weight fabric
- Picture-hanging tooth w/nails
- Staple gun
- Glue gun w/glue sticks
To learn the steps,
Here's how, from Sweet Jessie:
- Lay your embroidery hoop on top of your cork board.
- Trace the the hoop onto the board in pencil.
- Using the drywall saw or knife, cut the cork board to the shape of your hoop.
- Lay your fabric on top of the cork circle, and wedge it into the interior hoop.
- Set the exterior hoop on top of that, and tighten it.
- Staple the fabric, securing it to the back of the cork board.
- Using the glue gun, fill in any crevices in between the fabric and the loop.
- Hammer the picture-hanging tooth to the back of the loop's wood blocks.