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How to Make Stenciled Fabric Hoop Art

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Dressing up a wall with stenciled fabric hoop art is an easy and fun project. I’m sharing all the details with you today so you can update your walls this season.

Make this colorful fabric hoop art using a freezer paper stencil

My youngest daughter just turned 4, it flew by and I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around it.  I love her room, I spent months planning and decorating it before she was born.  Since then she has moved from a crib to a big girl bed and the furniture in her room has changed.  But her walls have remained relatively the same.  I thought it was time for a little update.

paper circle mobile

canvas wall art for a little girl she will move mountains

A few pieces will stay like the colorful paper mobile, canvas wall art and of course her princess canopy.  

One wall had a gallery of empty white frames that I chose to change out for some family photos and this fabric hoop art.  

Fabric hoop art gallery wall

Watch how easy this fabric hoop art is to make and take a look at my tip for crisp stencil lines on fabric.  


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Here is what I used to make this fabric hoop art

  • Embroidery Hoops – 12, 10 and 8 inches
  • Scraps of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Freezer Paper
  • Iron
  • Craft paint and sponge brush
  • Silhouette

Fabric Hoop Art Supplies

I began by gathering some words that describe my daughter, she is bold brave kind and loves her family dearly.  She is the kid who will most definitely move mountains.  I chose Dream Big, Kind Heart and Brave Spirit for each of the hoops.  I used some of my favorite fonts and layed the words out in my Silhouette software then cut them out of Freezer Paper.

Freezer Paper Stencils are the perfect way to get crisp lines on fabric.  

Fabric hoop art freezer paper stencil

Cut the design shiny side down on your cutting mat then use an iron on medium heat to adhere the freezer paper to fabric.  You can paint using acrylic paint and a sponge brush without fear of the paint bleeding under the stencil.  

Fabric hoop art iron freezer paper stencil

Fabric Hoop art paint freezer paper stencil

This shirt made with fabric markers and freezer paper stencil is another way to use this technique.

Easy Shirt with Freezer Paper Stencil and Fabric Markers

After painting with the stencil, just peel off the freezer paper and let the paint dry.  Once it’s dry, secure the fabric in the hoop and trim the excess from the edges.  

Fabric hoop art remove freezer paper stencil

Assemble fabric hoop art

I used 3 colorful fabrics and various sized hoops to add interest to this gallery wall. 

Fabric hoop art dream big

My daughter loves her new art and I think I may make some more for my living room using this technique.

Have you ever used Freezer paper as a stencil?  Tell me about your project.

Thanks for visiting!

nursery gallery wall with onesie and white frames

Nursery Gallery Wall

Easy princess bed canopy

No sew princess canopy


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Monday 26th of February 2018

I love them, Sarah. There's something about fabric hoops that so traditional and you have truly turned them into works of art. It's also so beautiful that your daughter will see it and be reminded of how much love there is for her and how amazing she is!


Tuesday 27th of February 2018

Thank you for such kind words Carolann.

Michelle Leslie

Monday 26th of February 2018

How lovely Sarah. Your daughter sounds like such an amazing little person too and the words you chose for her sound so inspiring. Love the fact that she'll be reminded every day how special she is.


Monday 26th of February 2018

Such a cute idea! Freezer paper is the best!

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