Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
My favorite time of the year has begun…. FALL!!! The pumpkins are showing up at the grocery stores and porches are being decorated. And, projects are popping into my head. I’m still a lover of all things chalkboard so I thought of this simple embroidery hoop pumpkin chalkboard diy to make for gifts. It is also a great fabric scrap buster which is always a good thing in my book.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
To make your own you will need (affiliate links may be used):

  • Vinyl Chalkboard
  • Embroidery Hoop (keep an eye open while thrifting and you can usually find all kinds)
  • Fabric Scraps cut into strips
  • Green Wool Felt
  • Thick Cardboard (I recycled some old moving boxes and an eggo box)
  • Brown Leather or Fabric Strips (for hanging)
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Other type of glue (I used tacky glue)
  • Pumpkin Leaves Pattern (Download Here)

Step One Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
Take your embroidery hoop and trace the outside of it on your cardboard. Cut it out just inside of the tracing. This helps the circle be a little smaller so no edges show but not so small that it doesn’t cover the whole middle.

Step 2 Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
Cut out a piece of chalkboard vinyl that is big enough to cover the cardboard circle.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
Peel off vinyl backing and place on cardboard circle.

Vinyl Chalkboard \ Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together Trim the vinyl edges.

Attach fabric strips \ Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
Plug in your hot glue gun and get ready to attach the fabric strips. Start a little ways from the top and glue the fabric on the side that will be the back of your project.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
Wrap fabric around the hoop. When you come to the end of a strip, make sure to glue it down on the same side as where you started. You want all the ends to be on the same side for a neat look on the front.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
I also find that lining up new pieces to where you ended helps it transition really well too. Continue wrapping fabric until the whole hoop is covered. Once you get to the hardware you might have to go in between the metal to cover it or it might be tight enough to not worry about. I used older hoops so some were a little warped.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
Use your regular glue and make a line around the back of the embroidery hoop (the side where you ended your fabric strips). Place the vinyl chalkboard covered cardboard on it and let it dry.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
While you are waiting for it to dry, use the pattern to cut out some felt leaves. I drew two sizes but you can enlarge or shrink them to fit the size hoop you have.

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
Once the hoop is dry, use your glue gun to attach the felt leave at the top. Then finish up with adding a piece of leather string, fabric strip, or even brown yarn to the hardware area. This mimics the look of a stem.

Easy autumn gift idea \ Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
You can add a cute autumn quote,

Use different embroidery hoops to have different shaped pumpkins \ Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
draw a pumpkin,

Fabric Scrap Fall Project \ Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Chalkboard DIY | happy together
share a greeting, or whatever else you would like. Now you have a scrappy little pumpkin chalkboard to enjoy share with someone else.
Happy fall ya’ll!!
-jess

Mason Jar No Sew Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag

No Sew Mason Jar Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag | happy together
I created this no sew mason jar cozy and pumpkin pie smoothie tag to be an idea for a party favor or a gift. It’s my second entry for the Cricut Design Space™ Star this month. I used my Cricut Explore™ to create each thing, from the cutting to the writing. All I had to do was hot glue the cozy together and add a piece of yarn to the tag.

No Sew Mason Jar Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag | happy together
You can see all the pieces I cut/drew with my Explore. I used shapes found in Design Space for each thing. I also used two small leather pieces as ties for the cozy.

No Sew Mason Jar Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag | happy together
Here is a quick pic of the machine doing it’s thing. It’s the first time I used the writing function and have some ideas on how to use this more.

No Sew Mason Jar Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag | happy together No Sew Mason Jar Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag | happy together
I first glued on the leather ties and then the felt circles to a rectangular piece of felt. It didn’t take long at all. I think it would also be a fun party craft idea since it requires such minimal crafting to put together. You can make it in so many different color schemes. I used a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe I found to add to the jar.

No Sew Mason Jar Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag | happy together
I filled the jar up with some paper shredding and then added the tag to the straw and it’s all ready to go.

No Sew Mason Jar Cozy & Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Tag | happy together

Cricut has just announced the second phase of the Cricut – I Made It! contest and this time they’re awarding one winner their own Make it Now™ project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space™!

 To help create your line, Cricut will fly you to their headquarters in Salt Lake City to work side-by-side with their design team.  Then you and a guest will enjoy an all-expense paid stay at the Grand America Hotel – a luxury resort in Salt Lake City, home to the best skiing in the world.
The winner will be featured on Cricut.com and every time a Cricut user purchases your project, you’ll earn money. Cricut will even help with your publicity.

 To enter the Cricut – I Made It! contest, all you need is a photo of an original project. You can upload up to five photos (which can be five individual projects or multiple photos of one project).

You have until September 30th to enter.  What are you waiting for? It’s time you Made It big! Head to cricut.com to enter today.  

You can also see what my fellow teammates have been creating as well :) It’s so fun seeing everyone’s creativity!
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Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Network and have used affiliate links. I received a complimentary machine to facilitate my crafts and though I am not being paid for this post, I am submitting it for a chance to win some fun prizes.

Sending Some Love in the Mail

Love in a Can

I love surprises. Well, I guess I should say good surprises :) When I saw this Valentine’s Garland Mailer DIY on Oh Happy Day, I knew I had to make some for a few of my friends.

Love in a Can

I made these “you are loved” garlands to be the main part of the gift. I made mini pompoms using the fork method and cut out letters from old cereal boxes.

Love in a Can

Then I got some candy, made some confetti, and printed out little papers with encouraging words on them.

Love in a Can

I unfortunately couldn’t find any small cute mailing tubes like the one in the tutorial, so I bought some pringles and cleaned the cans out to use. I covered them in scrapbook paper, then tapped the end of the garland in. I filled the can up with everything, wrapped it all up in brown package paper, and sent it on it’s merry way to my friends.

Love in a Can

I really loved this idea and think I will use it more often :)
-Jess

And You Thought Christmas was Over!

With the wonderfulness of receiving morning sickness in the middle of December, I didn’t quite finish everything on time. I recently got these few things out and I can now say that all of the Christmas gifts have finally been distributed (it only took me til February!).

Freezer Stencil Kid Drawn T-shirt Art

I always try to make something for the men, so our dad’s received a special shirt from their darling little granddaughter. I had my daughter draw a picture of her with each of her grandpas and then traced it on freezer paper and created the freezer paper stencil.

Freezer Stencil Kid Drawn T-shirt Art

They came out great! My hubby says he needs one now :) Most guys can always use a new t-shirt anyways, so why not a super special one?

Pom Pom Scarves

I found some more quilt squares and whipped up two scarves (tutorial here) for our moms. These squares were just a lot bigger, making the scarf longer and wider.

Special Order- Love Letters

And I just had to share this special order I had the honor to create. A lady sent me a picture of her and her hubby and scans of a love letter by each of them to create this piece. Didn’t it turn out spectacular with the letters?????? Tutorial here.

Now that I’m back from all the funeral stuff for my grandma, I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things. I am starting to feel better and believe I’m at the end of this morning sickness road. Thank you all for your encouraging words and prayers about my grandmother’s passing and about my morning sickness. It means the world to me.

Quilt Square Scarf Tutorial & Giveaway (Closed)

Have some quilt squares laying around not being put to use? Well, you could make some cute scarves with them.

I had a Moda charm pack (can’t find what print this was) that I had sewn up strips of 9 to create a baby blanket. But, I never went further than that.

So, continuing with my “trying to to buy more stuff” thing, I decided to make some scarves with them for Christmas gifts.

It didn’t take long at all and now I have three gifts done and a gift to give to one of you :)

What you need:
-9 five inch quilt squares for each scarf
-1/4 yard of flannel fabric for the backing (all of mine came from JoAnn’s)
-10 inches of trim for the ends (I used pom pom trimming on all of mine)

1. Sew the squares together, right sides facing, to create a long row.

2. Place the row on the flannel and cut out the exact size of the quilt square row.

3. Place the flannel piece right side facing down and then put the quilt square row on top, right side facing up. Pin together.

4. Sew together down the sides, but leave a good inch or so free at the ends.

5. Pin on the trimming inbetween the 2 pieces of fabric on the ends. Sew the 3 layers together. Then sew up the sides if there is any place left open.

6. Go down the sides and clip towards the seam, making sure not to clip through the seam.

7. Throw in the washer or just wet it really good. Then put it in the dryer to dry.

8. When it comes out, you might have to pick off some threads, but other than that it is done.

They are so cute and they can fit a child or an adult. You just wrap it over in the front. I even joined in on the fun to show you how it would look on an adult.

Giveaway is now CLOSED

These lovely scarf is up for grabs! It’s the one my daughter was wearing in the pictures.

To enter, simply leave one comment and an email I can contact you at if you are to win. It’s open until it says closed :)