Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hillside Hoop'la

Hello there and a happy Wednesday to you!
I had this really sweet project up yesterday on the blog at
BASIC GREY

 This is an inexpensive home décor project featuring the new “Hillside” Collection 
and a couple of wooden embroidery hoops that you can find in craft or fabric stores.

For this project I have used a 4” and 6” embroidery hoop.  First, I traced the very 
outside edge of each of the hoops; this will leave enough excess for tucking the
 paper around the inner hoop.

Next, trim out the tracing, leaving about a ¼” border as shown in the photo above.

Using small, micro-tip scissors, snip the paper up to the trace line creating little tabs
 in the edge of the paper as you go around the circle.

Fold the paper around the edge of the inner hoop and secure the tabs with a quick 
drying glue.  Place the outer hoop over the inner hoop.  Glue the smaller hoop to the
 top, center of the completed 6” hoop.  Begin decorating!

I started with three of the wooden ‘stakes’ and adhered them to the center of the 4” hoop.  Next I layered on the chipboard letters to spell out “Hi”

The kraft tag was added and the “friends” sticker added to the center of it with 
foam adhesive.  One of the kraft circles was used for the “I” in “hi”.

I kept the rest of the embellishment simple by adding a single orange chipboard
 butterfly with hot pink Candy Dot centers!

I love the the piece can sit as it is on a shelf, propped up with an easel or used to 
display as wall-art.  Create several of these, large and small, and hang in a fun
 grouping in a child’s room or craft area!  I hope that you enjoy mixing ‘n matching
  Hillsideas much as I did J

You can see all of the Hillside Collection AND the two other new collections at
Thanks for stopping by!

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