You + Me – Valentine’s Day Hoop Art

You and Me Valentines Day Hoop Art

Are you ready for some sweet Valentine’s Day hoop art? Me too!

I have been wanting to make up something fun for Valentine’s day and I had the idea for this cute heart and arrow hoop art this weekend! It’s so sweet and really fast to put together – just a little stitching, and little glue – and you have a super cute little hoop!

You and Me Hoop Art

I’m kind of in love with the little pom pom arrow. I’m pretty addicted to all things pom pommy right now.

you and me heart and arrow

It has just a touch of embroidery too – I wrote out you + me – but you could do anything! Names would be so cute, or love sweet love, or anything!

you and me embroidery

So let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 embroidery hoop – mine is 7″
  • fabric for hoop
  • red and white felt
  • linen for smaller heart
  • trim for red heart
  • embroidery thread
  • twigs
  • yarn for pom pom
  • glue
  • ribbon for bow

Cut a circle of your base fabric that is a little larger than your hoop. Put your fabric in the hoop, making sure it’s nice and tight.

fabric in hoop

Cut out a heart that fills the center of your hoop. Size doesn’t matter a ton, you just want to be able to see your fabric around it. Cut your trim so it will be the length of the outer edge of the heart.

felt and pom pom trim

Glue the trim to what will be the back side of the heart. I used Unique Stitch but anything that dries clear should work fine.

gluing pom pom trim to felt

Glue your heart in place in the center of the hoop.

felt and pom pom heart

Cut out a heart from linen or other light fabric. You’ll want this one to be smaller than the felt heart. Write out what you’d like your heart to say with a disappearing ink pen.

linen heart

Stitch the heart to the hoop with a running stitch and three strands of embroidery thread.

linen and felt heart

Rewrite your phrase because your ink disappeared when you got all caught up watching tv and stitched to slow. Maybe. Embroider your heart with three strands of embroidery floss and a back stitch. (Back Stitch instructions here if you need them.)

you and me embroidery hoop

Aww. So cute. Now you’ll want to trim the fabric around the hoop. Glue the fabric to the inside of the hoop on the back side with hot glue.

gluing fabric to back of hoop

Cut two small twigs for your top and bottom arrow sections. Cut two small white hearts for the arrow top, and an even smaller red heart. Layer the two white hearts together and put the red one on top of it. Stitch the red heart to the white ones with a little running stitch.

felt heart

Open up the top of the heart and hot glue one of the twig pieces to the top center.

felt heart and twig

For the bottom of the arrow, make a small pom pom. Glue another twig to the center of the pom pom.

pom pom on twig

Wrap embroidery floss around the twig in three places, just to add a little more color. Glue the floss down on the back side of the twig.

pom pom and embroidery thread

Now tuck the bottom end of the arrow under the pom pom trim on the left side of your heart at an angle, and glue down.

pom pom arrow

Repeat for the top of your arrow, making sure it looks like the arrow goes straight under the heart.

heart arrow

Finish off the hoop with a sweet little bow!

Bow for Hoop Art

Now you have a cute little Valentine’s hoop art – for decorating your wall or even giving away!

Valentine Heart and Arrow Hoop

Valentine Hoop Art and Arrow

You and Me Valentine Hoop Art

I hope you like it! I think I need to make up more pom pom and heart arrows. Those are too cute!

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8 Comments

  • Reply February 3, 2014

    keri @ shaken together

    I absolutely LOVE this, Bev! Turquoise and red is my favorite color combo and I am with you and the pom pom love!

  • Reply February 3, 2014

    Anne

    That is sooo cute!! I’ve linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-pom-pom-trimmed-valentine-hoop-art/2014/02/03/
    –Anne

  • Reply February 3, 2014

    Regina Partain

    Good morning Bev. This is really cute. Years ago I made a lot of hoop art projects and they always hold a place in my heart. Great tutorial for it as well. I like the embroidery touch and the arrow is very cute. Thanks for sharing another of your many talents.

  • Reply February 3, 2014

    Georgia

    Very cute! Love it.

  • Reply February 3, 2014

    Kittymademe

    Adorable tutorial!

  • Oh, Bev, I know I sound like a broken record saying every time you share a new hoop art that its the cutest one yet… but seriously. This IS the cutest one yet! Love the fabric you used on the hoop, and I’m dying over the arrow. The pom pom? SO cute!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Luisa

    Seriously…you are so stinkin’ creative! I love your blog!

    • February 20, 2014

      Beverly

      Awww – thank you so much! That means a lot to me!

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