One of my favorite color combos is orange + gold + royal blue, and though it might not be totally on trend with this year's emerald green Pantone color, I find that this rich color combo is easy to work with and always produces great results!
When I inherited my grandmother's sewing notions, I was delighted to discover a cache of wooden embroidery hoops. I don't know why she thought she needed 18 embroidery hoops, all the same size, but finding such a large number of these allowed me to fearlessly experiment with turing them into anything BUT embroidery hoops.
To create this project gather the following supplies:
Connie Crystal Product:
- May Arts Silk Ribbon
- Wood Embroidery Hoop
- Intricate Doily
- Copper Wire, in 2 sizes
- Chipboard butterfly
- Copper hinge
- Alphabet stickers
- Hot glue
- Old crochet doily that can be cut up
- Smooch Spritz in Candle Glow, Navy Twinkle, and Gold Glow
- Basic Necessites Jumbo Spritz Bottle, filled with water
- ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Chestnut Roan
- Color Catcher
- Insert the intricate paper doily into the embroidery hoop as if it were fabric and tighten. Trim the edges of the doily.
- Spray a horizontal line of gold ink across the top of the hoop. Next, spray a horizontal line of orange ink across the middle of the hoop. Finally, spray the bottom of the hoop with navy ink. Spray with water and allow the lighter colors to drip downward towards the navy part of the hoop. Dry with a heat gun.
- Tie a piece of blue silk ribbon into a bow and hot glue to the top of the hoop.
- Spray a chipboard butterfly with orange ink and distress the edges.
- Wrap the center of the butterfly (body) with copper wire. Thread one bead from the Suncatchers onto the wire each time it is wrapped, for a total of 3 beads.
- Cut two pieces of crocheted doily and adhere to the top and bottom of the center area of thehoop.
- Adhere the butterfly between these two doilypieces.
- Tear a ticket in half, ink with ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan, and tuck under each wing of the butterfly. Hot glue into place.
- Add the hinge and sentiment to the bottom of the hoop.
- Twist wire around the screw end of the hoop to make a hanging loop.