It's a big one!
My idea morphed into using all round embroidery hoops when I found it easier to track down round hoops at thrift stores. Here was my stash that I was collecting over the last few weeks. (I paid $7 for 8 hoops. I never priced these at craft stores, so hopefully that was a good deal:)):
I ironed out the extra fabric I had from Lucky's room (chair, window seat cover, headboard) along with a few pieces I had picked up for other projects. That's where this picture came in from my weekend recap post:
I placed the fabric in the embroidery hoops, and then I trimmed up the fabric and hot glued each piece within a hoop.
Here are all my hoops together:
Next, I laid out the hoops in a pattern I liked and included a few other round items and traced their outlines on a big piece of paper.
this post for $1.50, and 2 wooden plaques were $0.80 each at Michael's with a coupon. I plan to personalize the wood plaques and chalkboard eventually, and I may even try my hand at embroidering one of the fabric pieces.
The paper was taped to the wall and all I had to do was put about 9 holes in the wall and attached some 3M Picture Hanging Velcro to some of the pieces.
Here is the end result:
I just love it. I think it's my favorite part of her whole room. Total cost was $7 for the 8 embroidery hoops (all on sale at thrift stores), $2.48 for the charger, $1.50 for the chalkboard, and $1.60 for the wood plaques = $12.58 for some impactful, pretty wall art.
In the meantime, between dreaming up this project and completing it, I discovered that this isn't original at all. When I was writing my window seat post, I found this image:
I then discovered the blog called Domestic Adventure and found this image:
And then, to top it off, one of my favorite bloggers, Jen, from IHeart Organizing wrote this post. She made this wall for her mother-in-law's sewing quilting room.
Ah well, it's not original...I guess it just means that great minds think alike, right? And more importantly, I love it. And even more importantly, Lucky loves it!