Making art yourself is almost always cheaper than buying something already created. This idea is very inexpensive.
Items you need to make this art:
1 Sheet of ply wood
As many embroidery hoops as you want (I got a bunch of different sizes to create a lot of dots)
It's DARLING, isn't it!?! And versatile... if you changed the colors, it would look completely different.
First, I arranged the hoops into the design that I wanted. Next, I took the hoops apart and only used the side without the hardware. I threw away the sides with the hardware. I painted the ply wood and let it dry completely. Next, I painted the embroidery hoops and let them dry completely.
Next, I glued the hoops onto the ply wood. This took some patience. I ended up stacking heavy objects on top of the hoops to keep pressure on them until they dried completely. Next, I painted inside the hoops (on the ply wood). I did have to touch up around some of the edges of the hoops.
As you can see, the hoops add dimension to the wall art. I LOVE the way it turned out.
Here's another look: My husband created a wooden edge around it so that it looked finished. This is completely optional, but I really like the way it turned out.
Brooke is a mom of three who is obsessed with decorating and loves to teach others how to do it the THRIFTY way over at her site All Things Thrifty.