September is like the beginning of a new year for so many. I often treat it as a fresh start for my online business. As I am prepared to launch my new 1:1 Creative Business Coaching this fall, I decided to give my office a clean up and refresh. I had a small area of my office wall that was unused plus I wanted to display some of my fabric from my first collection, Blooming & Becoming. With all of those thoughts in mind, I created a display of embroidery hoop cork boards.
- cork hot pads
- embroidery hoops
- fabric measuring slightly larger than the inner part of hoop
- glue gun
- acrylic paint for hoops (optional)
- Start with a basic cork hot pad from the Dollar Store and cut it to fit the size of each of the embroidery hoops I wanted to use. Sand the edges and made sure they fit snuggly into the inner hoop.
- Using my favorite fabric, “Beauty Unfolding” from my Blooming & Becoming Collection, I place it between the inner cork hoop then place the outer hoop over top.
- Trimming the excess fabric, I left enough to fold over and glue to the back side of the cork and inner hoop. (Hindsight, I would have cut more off as I was planning to add fabric to the other side and this excess left the outer rim of the hoop too bulky for the out hoop.)
- Using hot glue, adhere the fabric to the back side of the cork
- Place the outer part of the hoop on the inner hoop and cork to fit.
6. Repeat the same process with a different fabric starting on the back side of the inner hoop and cork
7. Trim off excess and then remove outer hoop, being careful not to move the fabric
8. Use hot glue to adhere the second fabric to the outer part of the inner hoop and cork, turning the cork with the fabric as the glue is placed around the outer part of inner hoop.
9. Trim excess fabric
10. Place outer hoop on top of the double sided fabric cork and you are done.
It was important for me to have a functional yet meaningful use for this space. This embroidery hoop cork board has many functions; displaying art, cards, notes and simply just being a piece of art themselves. I love how just a few simple decor pieces can refresh an entire space.
I used lace in one of the embroidery hoops to display my Peony Earrings. As these earrings are their own art piece, I love displaying them among the art.
Have you ever wanted to accomplish a specific creative goal or start your own business with you handiwork or crafts? Have you imagined opening that online store or selling at the local arts and crafts fair?
IF you are saying yes to either of these questions, I have good news for you!
After seeing the need for more specific services in the area of how to develop a creative business, I decided to trade in my Counsellor hat for a Creative Coach hat to offer one on one services virtually.
I am pleased to announce the launch of a new program,
You will have access to one on one coaching for your specific creative goal or creative business. Doesn’t that sound dreamy?
Here are a list of questions that you might be asking as you ponder Creative Business Coaching.
1) Who is Creative Coaching For?
- You identify as a Creative whether it be practiced as a hobby, side hustle or business
- As a Creative, you have a specific goal and/or for your business to create revenue but you are stuck in the “I don’t know what to do next” mode
- You, as a Creative, you have the drive to put your energy into a creative career or side hustle
- As a Creative, you have the commitment to put in the time it takes to build a business or reach your goal
2) What Creative Coaching is
- Time specific, goal driven, one on one sessions via virtual platform
- Specific, personalized, collaborative plan agreed upon prior to commencement
- Email check-ins, homework and assignments tailored to your goals
- Free assessment to see if the program is a fit
I hope you love this easy embroidery hoop cork board to help refresh any space in your home.
If you like this home decor DIY please share the love with a comment or share to Pinterest. Thank you!
Blessings from my house to yours,