For todays project I made another fall hanging for my door, or it could go inside on the wall.
For this project you will need:
embroidery hoops (mine were 4" and 7")
hot glue/hot glue gun
let's get started!
Open word on your computer and figure our what font and what size you want the letters. For my final project, I used "American Typewriter" for the font, and the sizes were 400 pt for the 7" hoops and 200 pt for the 4" hoops. Print out your letters and cut them out.
Lay your letters flat on top of your felt and secure them in place with pins. Cut out all your letters, if you have a letter with a "hole" in the middle, i.e., a, o, e, etc., fold the letter and make a cut in the center. From there you will be able to put your scissors in the middle and cut out the center.
Using your embroidery floss, a needle and the running stitch, stitch around the edge of each of your letters.
Take your embroidery hoop and separate it into two parts. Lay your fabric on top of the bottom hoop and press the top hoop over the fabric, tighten the top hoop.
Cut off the excess fabric and put a bead of hot glue around the inside edge. Pull the fabric taut over the glue and press down to secure, trim off excess.
Take three strands of twine that are at least 3 feet long, and tie know at the top. Braid the three strands together and tie a knot at the bottom of the braid.
Leaving at least 10 inches of braid at the top, add hot glue to the very top center of the top hoop. Press the braid into the hot glue and hold it in position until set. Add a thin strip of felt on top of the braid to add stability and make it more secure.
Make some felt flowers, I made 1 large, 3 medium and 2 small flowers.
Add glue to the back of your flowers and adhere them to the fabric. Untie the top knot of you braid and fold over the braid to the back of the hoop and glue down. Glue another small square of felt over the braids to help secure them.
Make a bow out of 3-5 long strands of raffia, cut a small square of felt and glue it to the back of the bow knot. Place glue on the square and press it to the top of the hoop.
You can hang this anywhere, I have it on my wall, but it would also look great on a door!
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