////DIY: Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs

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

And to thank you for letting me visit with you all today, I am offering Hostess with the Mostess readers a 20% discount in my Etsy shop: burlap+blue. Just use the code “hostessblog” for 20% off your entire purchase. Offer good through next Friday, April 29th 2011.

DIY Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop Signs


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By |2018-12-19T15:17:47-07:00April 22nd, 2011|DIY & Printables, Party Decor Projects|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Susan April 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

    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. Rowaida Flayhan April 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

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

  3. HiLLjO April 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

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

  4. Jenn from Much to My Delight April 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

    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. Forever Lovely April 22, 2011 at 9:49 am

    These are fabulous! I never knew you could make these with vinyl. Very creative and lovely!-Forever Lovely http://foreverlovelydesign.blogspot.com/

  6. Fifthroom Living April 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

    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. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor April 22, 2011 at 11:14 am

    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. Sandra @ ribbonsandfavor.com April 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

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

  9. Rock Paper Scissors April 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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

  10. Jess April 23, 2011 at 12:51 am

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

  11. Kelli @ herestoyouweddingsandevents.com April 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Absolutely adorable and ever so creative! Love this idea!

  12. bettijo @ Paging Supermom April 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Where do you get the chalkboard vinyl??

  13. Rosana Farias July 18, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Amei tudo, congratulacions!!!!!

  14. Jen September 15, 2011 at 10:03 am


  15. kerimarie February 28, 2012 at 7:30 am

    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.

  16. plinley0 March 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    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.

  17. heidy October 26, 2012 at 8:09 am

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

  18. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures July 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm

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

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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