This wall hanging craft is super easy to make. You see, I share quite a few Cricut tutorials around here but wanted to share something that you could make even if you don’t own one! This farmhouse style felt leaves hoop art will look great on your wall or use it as a non-traditional wreath. Either way, you are sure to love how quickly you can whip your own up! This post is sponsored by DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.
This post is also a part of Craft Lightning where we are sharing 15 minute felt crafts all week. You will want to be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for today’s ideas. You can also click here to see the ideas from day 1.
Supplies needed to make your own wall hanging craft:
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon
- White fabric
- Embroidery hoop (8 inches)
- Hello printed on copy paper (click here to get the file)
- Felt leaves (you can buy them pre-cut or cut yourself from felt sheets) (about 30 total)
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Clothespins (optional but makes project faster)
- Craft knife
Start by painting the hello onto the white fabric. Be sure the fabric is free from wrinkles before beginning. Then place the printed word art behind the fabric and hold it up to a light source. Trace around it with a pencil. It is easiest to do this against a window. I actually used my Cricut BrightPad (see more about it here) however this is completely optional.
Then just fill in your letters with a paintbrush and some Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon. Just be sure to stay within your lines. Use two coats if needed. I also took a smaller brush and cleaned up my edges a bit with additional paint.
While that dries, you can get started on your leaves. First of all, you need some felt leaves to complete this project. You can get those a few different ways.
- Buy some pre-cut felt leaves from a craft store. This option will definitely allow you to make this craft quickly but may be more expensive.
- You can definitely hand cut the leaves with scissors as the shape is super basic. Please note however that the project will probably take you over 15 minutes if you choose this option.
- I know I said that you can do this entire project without a Cricut. And you totally can! However, you can cut these leaves with yours if you have one! You can click here to get the cut file for those.
Then you will need to use a drop of hot glue in the center of one end of the leaves and pinch together as shown below. TIP: Make this go quicker by using clothespins to hold this closed while your glue dries. This will free your hands to hot glue more leaves.
Once the hello word art is dry, add it to your embroidery hoop and stretch it tight. Then flip around to the back and use a craft knife to trim the fabric as close as possible to the edge of your embroidery hoop.
So now you have a hoop and a bunch of leaves. How do you complete your wall hanging craft? Start using hot glue to layer on as many of those leaves as you would like around the edges.
You can go all the way around or stop short as I did. The way you make your hoop art is completely up to you!
So, will you be making your own wall hanging craft for your home? I love how this project turned out and it is currently hanging in my kitchen. Mix things up and choose different words or perhaps make felt flowers for around the edges. Use your imagination and create something all your own!
Love this and want more quick felt crafts? Try the links below!
Make bows from felt for your little one to wear! The DIY Village has a free bow template and instructions here.
Turn some felt into an earbud case like this one from Becoming Martha.
Need something to give the kids in class for Valentine’s Day? Try making these arrow pencils from Sew Woodsy.
Felt flowers are so simple and so pretty. You can make an entire bouquet of them with this tutorial from Our Crafty Mom.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? You might start after you make these felt heart ornaments from Cutesy Crafts.
Spring is quickly approaching. Welcome it to your home with this springtime floral banner from The Inspiration Vault.
Our guest co-hostess this time is Laura’s Craft Life. She is kicking things off this week with this adorable rainbow heart garland.
My long time co-hostess for this series is 30 Minute Crafts. She has the easiest earbud case ever up on her site!
Whether you make this wall hanging craft or one of the other felt projects, you are sure to be happy with the results you can get in just 15 minutes or less!