Sunday, September 18, 2011

I've Been PINspired! {Embroidery Circle Wall Art}

As you may know, I'm always on the lookout for fun and interesting ways to use the fabric from Wren's weekly photo shoots (see some examples of our weekly pictures HERE, HERE and HERE). I'm also always on the lookout for ways to personalize her nursery (aka her little nest) and make it a nice, sweet space for her. I'm especially geeked if I can find something that combines both and manages to not break the bank!

Well, friends. Let me share this fun project with you!

But before I share my own PINspiration, I want to remind you that you have 12 days left to link up with your own PINspired projects! Do so HERE!!

I'm loving all of the fun things that have come in so far and I can't wait to see more projects! I've been saving up a few projects to share during the challenge, so I'll have those posted over the next week or two. Stay tuned!

So I was originally inspired by this PIN:

{Original Source: Purlbee}

I fell in love with the idea and decided to march myself to Goodwill in search of some cheap embroidery circles. I picked up a handful, spending roughly $10. I got them on a 1/2 price day, so they ranged in price from $.50 to $1.50. That was the only cost to me because I had the fabric and paint at home!

I don't know why this picture is sideways! (Dang blogger, what's UP with it lately!?)

I tried to keep them wooden, but I just didn't love the look. I felt that white would look better in her room, so I first planned to spraypaint. However, that wasn't turning out as I'd hoped, so I switched to a simple tempera paint that I have had since high school.
Then I gathered the fabrics I thought might look good on her nursery walls and set out to figure out which ones I wanted in which frames. 
I ironed each piece, put them in the circle and then used tacky glue to secure to the back of the circles:

The whole family got in on placing them. I had planned how I wanted them arranged before I put them in the circles and took a phone pic so that I wouldn't forget, but then we just sort of eyeballed it once we got in her room. Wren's rather handy with a hammer! :) 
And here's the finished product! I absolutely love it! This is on the wall as you enter her nursery, and it's sort of a short almost hallway before you get to her room, so it was sort of a tough space to fill. I feel like this is the perfect solution because I can add to it if/when I see fit, or I can leave it exactly how it is. I also like that it's a little bit sophisticated and not too babyish...great for Wren's room as we eventually transition it from a nursery to a little girl's room.
What do you think?

Thanks for reading, and I can't wait to see your finished Pinterest projects!!


  1. Those are SERIOUSLY awesome! I want those in my room!

  2. Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  3. LOVE IT!! Seriously, as a quilter, I love fabric. And this is just an awesome, amazing, fabulous idea that looks perfect!



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