It’s almost time to celebrate! That’s right. Harry Potter’s birthday is just around the corner! (Gold star if you know the actual day off the top of your head.)
Yes, it’s true. I’m a complete Harry Potter nut. Note, the wand and scarf. Yeah, those are totally mine. So when Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings asked if I wanted to join in with her second annual Happy Harry Potter series, of course I said yes!
I’m all about combining the things I love, so I had a blast making up this I Solemnly Swear Harry Potter Hoop Art for this year’s series!
If you’re a Potter fan you know this quote is said to open up the Marauder’s Map. If you’re not a Potter fan and you love a bit of mischief, you’ll still love this one! :) I think it’s a fun iconic hoop and I had a lot of fun tea staining this so it would have that old parchment look.
It’s great as part of a display, or even just a cute hoop to have near your bookcase! Ready for the easy tutorial?
Here’s your materials list:
- 1 – 8″ embroidery hoop
- 10″ linen square
- Embroidery Floss – Rust color and Dark gray color
- Embroidery Needle
- Marking Pen/Disappearing Ink Pen
- Tea Bag
- Optional for finishing hoop: Hot Glue, 8″ felt circle
- Hoop Art Pattern
Trace your pattern onto your fabric with a transfer or marking pen. Stitch out the design using a back stitch for all lines. For the smaller highlighting lines I used 2 strands of embroidery floss and for the thicker border I used 3 strands of floss.
For the lettering, use small back stitches so the letters keep their style and shape and are easy to read.
Once your scroll and lettering is done, stitch your little footprints with 3 strands of gray floss.
Ok this part is super fun. Make a very strong cup of tea – I used a tea bag and about a 1/2 cup of water. I left the tea in the cup so it would keep adding strength and color to the tea.
Using a paint brush, dip the brush in the tea and start “painting”on the blotches and stains to give the linen the look of old parchment.
To get this variegated effect I did several coats with the tea and made the outer areas darker. I tried to keep the tea lighter over the embroidery, but not off of it entirely. Let the fabric dry between coats so you can tell how dark it is. If you’re impatient (like me) you can speed up the drying with a hair dryer.
Once your tea staining is the way you’d like it, finish the hoop by trimming the fabric 1/2″ longer than the hoop in back. Glue the fabric to the inside of the hoop with hot glue, then glue an 8″ circle of felt over the back to cover all your stitching and fabric. And that’s it!
You can show off your Harry Potter love with style! Oooh – or make one as a gift for your favorite HP fan!!
So are you in the Potter club? I’d love to know!
Make sure you check out all the other HP projects over at Rae Gun Ramblings – and you can enter to win this fabulous giveaway too!
The winner will receive the following awesome Harry Potter and bookish prizes!
- The September Bookish Boxfrom Appraising Pages (includes a shirt by Appraising Pages Shop and 3-5 feminine home, beauty, and fashion items)
- I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good Necklacefrom Bookish Sphere
- Marauders Map Stacking Mugsfrom A Bird in the Hand Crafts
- 25$ Shop Credit (for in stock items) from Tiny Book Town(super cute bookish jewelry pictured Narnia book necklace and Mystery and Adventure necklace)
- Deathly Hallows Necklace, Personalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter, and Golden Snitch Ornament(any house colors) from Pieces by Polly
- 40$ Shop Credit from Rae Gun (pictured above House Elf Apron, Hogwart’s House Tie Necklace, Make Love Not Horcruxes Bag but anything in the shop is available)
- 20$ com gift card!
- The August Owl Crate from Owl Crate(this will include an upbeat mystery novel, as well as a bunch of items paying homage to literature’s most-loved detectives)
Totally LOVE this Bev – what a super creative idea! Well done (giving you a Dumbledore-style “golf clap” now!)!!
Rachel @ Engineering A Joyful Family says
What a great pattern! I LOVE that tea staining. That was a stroke of brilliance. Have you used that before?
Ohhh I love Harry Potter, so much so that I have a Dumbledore quote tattoo! Love this hoop art, might have to give it a go!
This is probably the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while!! I’m super impressed
Babs Mountjoy says
Can’t wait to make this for my Happy Potter fans!
Stephanie S. says
Oh my gosh! I just love Harry Potter stories. So much fun to live in that life. With all the spells and funny weird things that go on. LOL
Just a fun adventure.
Kathy aka The Mad Stitcher says
Love this! I am a great fan of anything Harry Potter!
Brenda Ackerman says
Harry Potter is awesome! I often turn on the tv, pop in Harry Potter DVD and sew happily watching/listening through several of the movies. I also appreciate the tutorial/instructions for making the Hoop Art project. Have a wonderful creative day!
Ah Bev, you’ve done it again, just as I think your can’t come up with anything more brilliant – you do! I’m pinning but to a secret board as I’d like to make this for my daughter and she spots everything I pin!
Here from Two Uses Tuesday! Just wanted to say- I love love love love this! It makes me wish I was into embroidery! Alas, I’ll have to come up with some other way to show HP love. Maybe a screenprint? Thanks for sharing! :)
Falon at A Disney Mom Blog says
I might have to take up needlepoint just so I can do this! So awesome!
Sarah R. says
I am freaking out at how fantastic this is. Your “A” Game is killing me. LOVE.
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says
I love this! The tea staining makes a big difference. Thanks for posting. Hello from Create Link Inspire.
Harry Potter week? Why am I just now hearing about this? We celebrate HP’s birthday every year. I LOVE this hoop art. I just made my husband a shirt with this saying. Love the tea staining. I will check out the other posts.
Zoe Rohr says
Love this!! I think it is just amazing— I need to get on making some hoop art!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
We love Harry Potter. My favorite character is Hermine. Thanks for sharing at the party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.
Angela Gilmore says
OMG I love this! Do you have a shop? I would seriously buy this, I am lousy at sewing crafts AND I love to support crafters! If you have a link, or get one up please let me know!
You are so sweet, thanks! Unfortunately I don’t have a shop. Just not enough hours in the day! Sorry about that!
I love this! I might do this myself… if I ever get my Wands done! :( Still love this idea!
I LOVE Harry Potter and this is adorable!
My husband and I are both Potterheads, and I would LOVE to make this to hang in our media room!