I fell in love with the April Mixed Media kit from Hydrangea Hippo when I saw what Jennifer Priest did with it. I had a wonderful time creating my own project with the kit.
I decided to use ribbon as a background, so I adhered strips of the mustard striped ribbon to a sturdy piece of paper. The paper helped to hold it all in place as I reassembled the embroidery hoop. After everything was together, I cut the gold doily down until it was just the right size to peep out from behind the finished hoop. I attached it easily with hot glue.
Then it was time to embellish! I folded a piece of the book paper in half and I used my Cutterbee scissors to cut a freehand butterfly. I wanted the design to be more whimsical and less structured. I applied dark blue Stickles around the edge of the butterfly to add a little more sparkle.
This project now has a place of honor in my living room! The kids want me to make one for their rooms too. I could totally see making embroidery hoops in a variety of themes.