Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Board

Hey all!  It’s Jenn from My Fabuless Life and this month, I’m SO excited to share this simple bulletin board project.  I’m just finishing up my daughter’s “big girl” room that we started a little over a year ago, and by “finishing up,” I mean we basically started over from scratch and went a whole different direction than where we started.  We had a bulletin board in the room for her pictures and art, but I knew I wanted to change it for something a little different and unexpected.  Enter a giant embroidery hoop and some fun tribal print fabric from JoAnn’s.  This project cost me roughly $10 to make and the impact in the room is huge (I’m so excited to share the whole room over on my blog next week).

embroidery hoop decor

I bought a 27″ embroidery hoop in the fabric section at JoAnn’s–I assume these are for quilting, but I don’t sew, so who knows.  What I do know is that my heart totally skipped a beat when I found out they made them this big!

I started by staining the outside ring of the hoop with Early American from Minwax. (If you need a little staining guidance, you can see my tutorial here).

stained embroidery hoop 2

After the stain dried, I pulled the fabric through the hoop AS TIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE, then hot glued the fabric to the inside of the ring — again, TIGHT, TIGHT, TIGHT!  Then I took the outer ring back off, zig zagged some gold ribbon across, and used thumb tacks to tack it to the inside of the ring.

how to make a fabric bulletin board

Finally, just put the outer ring back on and hang (I just stuck a nail in the wall and hung it on there).

how to make a bulletin board

I hung Instagram pictures (what else?), some Project Life sized cards with quotes, and we’ll be adding some artwork as it’s created.

simple fabric bulletin board

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