Continuing on with my month of #StopPinningStartDoing, I decided to try a craft I pinned on to my “She’s Crafty” board that I loved, but never got around to doing. I have been enamored of embroidering photographs for a while now, and I especially adored keeping the photos in the embroidery hoops as the final frames. I am thrilled with how easy this craft project was and how fantastic it came out!
For this project you will need iron-on printer paper, a printer, an embroidery hoop, fabric for the transfer, embroidery thread, a needle, scissors, an iron, and if you want to color the hoop frame you will need some spray paint.
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- Begin by printing a photograph onto the transfer paper. Be sure to read the paper’s directions first. Also be sure to reverse your photo before you print it so it ends up looking correct when you iron it onto the fabric. My photo program didn’t have this feature, so I used PicMonkey.com. Cut the photo to size to get it ready to transfer to the fabric
- Now it is time to get the photo from the paper to the fabric. Flip the picture over so the backside of the paper is facing up. My paper had red graph lines. On your iron’s highest setting, carefully iron over the paper directly onto the fabric. Be sure to make sure the corners are ironed.
- Wait for the paper to cool down then carefully peel off.
- Place the fabric picture in the embroidery hoop and tighten. Use the embroidery thread to create a fun pattern on the photograph. My husband wanted me to add cartoon mustaches and glasses to the kid’s faces, but I politely declined.
- When you are finished, carefully cut the fabric around the hoop. Now display!
I would say this is by far my most favorite craft project I have ever done. Ever. Seriously! I might even take some of my Instragram pictures and make a whole embroidered collage out of them! So many possibilities.
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