Engineering Prints in Embroidery Hoop Frames

Hi Friends!  Hope you all had an amazing weekend.  I lucked out and my mother-in-law took my two older boys Saturday afternoon leaving me with a full naptime to work on projects.  It was glorious…Since my 5 year old has now outgrown naps (insert sad face).  I’ve been busy trying to finish the boys shared bedroom makeover, but it’s not quite finished.  Soon…I hope.

Meanwhile, I thought I would share these super fun Embroidery Hoop Frames Embroidery hoop frame with engineering print art- fun-easy-inexpensive- love how they turned out! You may have seen them over at Sugar Bee Crafts a couple weeks ago, but I love them so much I had to share them here too!  I’ve been working on a gallery wall going down the stairs from our main living space to the basement and knew I wanted to use some black and white prints.  I love the look of the engineering prints Mandy has done so many Amazing projects with.  I could have mounted all of my photos on foam board, but came up with this cute idea to add some variety to the mix…

What you need… {black and white engineering prints, foam board, embroidery hoop, pencil, exacto knife, spray adhesive, optional: paint for hoop}

Let’s get started… Supplies for embroidery hoop frames with engineering prints- First, set the embroidery hoop in place on the print.  Trace around the outside edge of the hoop using a pencil.

tracing frame- Trace around the inside edge of the same hoop onto foam board.

tracing the backing of the frame- Cut out the image using a pair of scissors.  Using an exacto knive or other sharp blade, cut the circle shape out of foam board.  Using spray adhesive, spray onto the foam board. Line up the photo onto the board and carefully press into place.  I recommend working from one side to the other, making sure there are no bubbles.  The photo will be a tad larger than the foam board, so just trim around the edges.

Adhering photo to backing- Press the photo into the inside layer of embroidery hoop.  The photo board may need a teeny bit of trimming to make it fit perfectly.  Each of mine needed a bit of adjusting to keep the board from bending.

Fitting frame So…after I made these and thought they turned out better than I imagined, my sweet husband asked if I was “leaving them like that?”  That was his hint that they needed to be painted, so I painted them.  He was right…I’m loving the painted hoops much better.

Embroidery hoop frame with engineering prints- easy and inexpensive Hang them on the wall or lean them on the mantel…either way, they are such a fun way to display photos! Embroidery hoop frame with engineering print

Embroidery hoop frame with engineering prints- If you liked this idea for displaying photos of my boys, you may also like these…

Photo Ideas in sets of Three-  {Bathtime Photo Shoot} // {Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Frames} // {Gallery Style Photo Board} 

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