For quite a few years, I wore a cute blue 4th of July summer sleep shirt. It is a dark blue with a cute embroidery decoration on the front. When I could no longer use it, I put it aside planning to make a patriotic decoration one summer. This past January when I was purging and organizing my craft supplies, I made a promise to myself that I would use or lose lots of old items I’ve saved for crafts. Today’s simple craft is based on my old night shirt and an embroidery hoop.
I have an 8.5 inch embroidery hoop which is a perfect size for the embroidered expression: BE FREE.
I cut the shirt front to have a nice large piece of material to fit to the hoop. I placed the material in the hoop and adjusted it until I was satisfied.
I cut a circle around the hoop and then glued the edge of the material to the back of the hoop. I have a bag of acrylic red gems and velcroed them to the rim of the hoop.
Then I glued a red and white bowed strip of ribbon at the bottom of the hoop.
Finally I glued and pinned a red white and blue ribbon I got last year at the dollar store. I used 2 red acrylic gems in the middle of the ribbon to top the hop.
It’s ready for the wall.
It upcycles a vintage shirt, and I only used supplies I had on hand to create a fast and simple new DIY patiotic wall decoration.
Now let’s go to a little blog party for Summer Crafts.
Today I’m joining some of my blogging friends sharing summer crafts.
I can’t wait to visit my friends and be inspired by their creativity. I hope you stop by a few and enjoy the fun.
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