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DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

If you're anything like me you have a stock pile of embroidery hoops... A STOCK PILE! All different materials, colors and sizes. Am I right? I've got wood ones, plastic ones, yellow ones, pink ones, circles and squares... you name it, I've probably got it {wink}.

Well..... a few years back I was gifted some H-U-G-E wood embroidery hoops from my grandfather. At the time, my grandmother had recently passed away and these embroidery hoops belonged to her. And let me tell you something about my grandmother... she was the type of lady who thought everything had a use and if you couldn't use it now, then you might need it later. ;-) She kept everything;

EV-ER-Y-THING! My grandfather knew I enjoyed to stitch and was sure I would not let them go to waste. And he was right, but to be completely honest these hoops sat unused for quite some time. I mean a really, long time but they kept calling my name. I would look at them so inspired to do SOMETHING, but yet my mind was blank. I really wanted this "project," if you will, to be something meaningful and beautiful.

Fast forward a few years to my second pregnancy. It was a GIRL! I was so excited to decorate her room with ALL . THE . THINGS. Immediately the embroidery hoops came to mind. THIS was it!! I had my idea.. decorative fabrics in the hoops!

Please don't judge my not very fancy and terrible-lighting photo skills here... AND the walls were actually a really pretty blue... really! Again, sorry. Bad lighting.

But anyways, this is what it looked like:

12 inch, 7 inch, 5 inch and 3 inch fabric embroidery hoops

So... we have since moved homes and my baby girl just celebrated her 6th birthday. Her SIXTH birthday!!! I can't handle it! Seriously! Look at how cute and little she was... but I digress...

Here's how you make some cute fabric embroidery hoops, too....

  1. Drive to your local craft store and grab just the right fabrics to display in the embroidery hoops. I recommend choosing a fabric that has a pattern that looks good at any angle!

  2. Also, pickup the embroidery hoops in various sizes that you want to display or grab them online here.

  3. Warm up your hot glue gun :-)

  4. Cut each piece of fabric 4 inches longer and 4 inches wider than the actual hoop size (I cut a square). For example, if you're using a 5 inch hoop; cut a 9x9 square of fabric. This will leave plenty of room around the edge for centering and securing to the back. I love these scissors when I'm cutting fabric! They are so sharp and smooth.

  5. Place the fabric in the hoop making sure to get the fabric nice and taut.

  6. Trim the excess fabric to about one-half-inch around the hoop.

  7. Cut the fabric in at least 8 places, perpendicular to the hoop which will leave small tabs of excess fabric that will be glued to the back of the hoop.

  8. Glue each fabric tab around the hoop. Allow the glue to dry.

  9. Ta-da! Gorgeous! Great work! Now, find a place to hang that beauty on the wall!!

Here is how we arranged the hoops in my daugher's room.

Just the pop of color every little girl bathroom needs, right!? My daughter just loves that she was able to bring her decorations to her new space!

I hope you enjoyed this creative way to use your extra embroidery hoops.

Happy stitching.


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