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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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