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DIY: Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

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DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

Hello! My name is Linda with burlap+blue, and I am honored to be here today sharing one of my latest DIY projects with you all!

Fun, stylish and functional, chalkboard embroidery hoops are perfect for saying hello, displaying a favorite quote or verse, or writing out a love note to a special someone.

DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

Want to make one yourself? Here’s the how-to:

Materials Needed:
– chalkboard fabric/vinyl
– embroidery hoops
– chalk
– scissors

DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

Step One: First, you need to prime your chalkboard vinyl. You do this by taking a piece of chalk and rubbing it lengthwise across your fabric. Wipe off with a dry cloth, then a wet cloth to remove chalk residue.

DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

Step Two: Cut out a piece of fabric slightly larger than your hoop. Unscrew hoop, place fabric in center, pull fabric taut and tighten. Chalkboard vinyl is a bit on the stiff side, so this step can be a little tricky.

DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

And you are done! I used mine on to label treats on a dessert bar, but the possibilities are endless.

DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

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DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs


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18 responses to “DIY: Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs”

  1. Susan says:

    This is such a cute idea! I’m definitely going to do this for a ranch house inspired baby shower that I’m working on! Thanks!

  2. love this idea so inspiring. Wish you a blessed and wonderful Easter Jenna and a great weekend xo

  3. HiLLjO says:

    Had I seen this 3 days ago, I’d have made these instead of photo frame chalkboard signs. This is AWESOME Jenn!

  4. I LOVE this idea! I have had a can of chalkboard paint sitting in my cabinet for eons, and now I think I know what to do with it. So, so cute.

  5. These are fabulous! I never knew you could make these with vinyl. Very creative and lovely!-Forever Lovely

  6. I love this idea! It would be great in a nursery or children’s bedroom, don’t you think? The obvious, of course, would be in a craft studio though!

    Fifthroom Living

  7. OMG I had no idea there was such thing as Chalkboard Vinyl! That is really cool. Now I know what to do with all those embroidery hoops my my just gave me, after cleaning out her sewing room!

  8. These are so darn cute!!! Thanks for yet another new and great idea.

  9. A perfect treat to make for my nieces rather then bringing candy on Sunday!!!

  10. Jess says:

    Super cute and creative. I love them, chalkboard vinyl might be my new best friend.

  11. Absolutely adorable and ever so creative! Love this idea!

  12. Where do you get the chalkboard vinyl??

  13. Rosana Farias says:

    Amei tudo, congratulacions!!!!!

  14. kerimarie says:

    What kind of chalk do you use to get that painted look? I’ve made them, and have used regular chalk – but your lettering is so bright so I feel like I’m missing something here! Thanks.

  15. plinley0 says:

    Such a great idea and so cute. However, I was wondering if you could take just a regular piece of fabric and paint with chalkboard spray paint. Would it have the same result?
    I think I will experiment.

  16. heidy says:

    hi, just wondering what kind of chalk you are using? such a cute idea, I love it.

  17. These are adorable! I just featured them in my chalkboard project roundup :) Have a great weekend!

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures