Please Welcome: Amy from Positively Splendid

Hi there, everyone! My name is Amy, and my blogging home is called Positively Splendid. 
Having been raised in a home filled with sewing notions and paintbrushes, I have a profound love for all things creative. My blog is a reflection of the heart I have for helping others reach their full creative potential, and on any given day at PS, you'll find projects ranging from home decor and sewing projects to recipes and kids' crafts. I would love for you to stop by for a visit!
I am so thrilled to be here with Jamie, Jodie and Jennifer today for Spooktacular September! (Haven't the ideas linked up so far been terrific?) Without a doubt, fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and Halloween is a dream for my craft-obsessed heart! With four young children, I love to come up with fun Halloween decor ideas that strike a balance between spooky and charming, and the idea I'm sharing today--Spiderweb Embroidery Hoop Art--is one that has just the right amount of creepy-crawly cuteness to please everyone in your family! Let me show you how easily I put this together. No sewing required!

For this project, you will need...
  • 1 embroidery hoop (mine measures 9 inches)
  • White fabric (I recommend a heavier material, such as twill)
  • Heat-set rhinestones (see notes below for additional lettering options)
  • Disappearing ink marker
  • Black lace (about 1/2 yard, depending on the size of your embroidery hoop)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Shears
  • Spider embellishment (I made mine using this beaded spider tutorial)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun

To begin, cut a square of white fabric that is a few inches larger than your embroidery hoop.
Affix heat-set rhinestones with your chosen sentiment at the center of your fabric piece. I used my Silhouette to simplify this step by using some of their rhinestone designs (the letters e and k, and a flourish), but if you don't have a machine like that at your disposal, don't be discouraged! There are plenty of ready-made adhesive rhinestone decals in Halloween motifs available this time of year, or hand-embroidered lettering or iron-on letter decals would work great, too. You could even hand-write your message with a Sharpie or fabric marker.

Next, trace around the middle ring of your embroidery hoop with your disappearing ink marker. (This will help you with the placement of the lace in the next step.) Set the embroidery hoop pieces aside for now.

Arrange your lace on top of your fabric piece as desired. When you are satisfied with the placement, affix the lace to the fabric by lightly spritzing the lace with spray adhesive. Set this piece aside for now.

Now, gussy up your embroidery hoop by wrapping the outer ring with ribbon, securing it with hot glue as you  work.

Slip the fabric piece into your embroidery hoop, lining up the inner ring with the circle you traced before. Make sure to pull everything nice and taut!

Trim away the excess fabric, leaving about 1/2" of fabric all the way around the hoop.

Wrap the excess fabric around the hoop and affix it to the inside edge with hot glue. Carefully trim away any lace that extends beyond the edge of your hoop.

Use hot glue to affix your spider embellishment to your project...

...and then finish everything off with a peppy bow!

You are finished!

I love how the lace imparts a vintage feel to this project, and it really does mimic the look of a spiderweb, don't you think? 

Thanks so much to the eighteen25 girls for having me over today! I would love for y'all to stop by Positively Splendid for lots of other great Halloween ideas!
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