If you enjoy doing DIY projects but you’ve never worked with embroidery hoops before, you’re about to discover a whole new exciting world full of possibilities and cool ideas. You can repurpose this simple item in so many different ways and create all sorts of decorations and accent pieces so go ahead and get your embroidery kits ready because we have some awesome projects to show you.
An embroidery hoop is the key component when crafting this lovely bat mobile. The full list of materials needed for this little project also includes some black construction paper and scissors for the bats, white yarn to hang them and also some clear tape. This is a really simple project and it shouldn’t take long at all to complete. You can turn this mobile into a spooky Halloween decoration but you can also just have fun with it any time of the year.
Here’s another lovely mobile but this time with hanging yarn balls instead of bats. To make these colorful balls you need the following: cotton string in any color you prefer, school glue and small balloons. You can hang these with fishing line to make them look like they’re floating but using regular thread can also look nice. Mix and match different colors and sizes for a more dynamic look.
Baby mobiles aren’t the only things you can make using embroidery hoops. You can also use these to make holiday decorations. For example, check out this Halloween art project from diys. It shows you how to use simple things such as a wooden embroidery hoop, thread and a foam to make this spooky ornament which you can display on your mantel, on a shelf or up on a wall. This could even serve as a cool wreath.
A large enough embroidery hoop can be used to make a cool-looking wreath. You can decorate it with a lot of things such as yarn for example. There’s a cool design idea on scratchandstitch which makes use of that. The supplies required for this project include the hoop, some clips and yarn, cord or string in any colors and patterns you prefer. Obviously you can customize your own design in any way you want and really make it your own so have fun being creative.
Another cool idea is to use embroidery hoops as a sort of canvas frame and to make beautiful artwork that you can display around your home or offer as a gift. Coming up with a design or an idea is probably the most difficult part of this project. Once you have something in mind you can go ahead and start creating. Have all the supplies ready to make things easier. That includes the wooden embroidery hoops, linen art canvas, scissors, acrylic paints and stencils in case you want to use this particular strategy. Check out sustainmycrafthabit for more details.
You can basically make something cool for any occasion using embroidery hoops, including Valentine’s Day. In fact, there’s a nice tutorial on littleyellowwheelbarrow which you can follow if you want to make this lovely wall decoration. First, get your supplies ready. You’re going to need fabric scraps in different colors, sheer fabric, iron-on fabric fusing, craft paper and a hot glue gun plus of course the embroidery hoops.
This is a nice little project that would be perfect for the bedroom. It’s a set of three embroidery hoop decorations which you can hang on the wall above the bed. They’re super easy to make using white fabric, colored felt (in this case gray), letter templates and a hot glue gun. You can change the text if you want to or use different-sized hoops depending on the type of decor that you want to create. More details can be found on wecanmakeanything.
If you like simple designs and minimalism, in general, we have a feeling you’re going to enjoy this simple project from thelovelydrawer. It uses two embroidery hoops of different dimensions and it really makes them stand out. They’re decorated with white embroidery thread and a single large bead. It’s a really modern and stylish design which would look nice in a variety of different spaces and decors.
On the same note, these wreaths are super chic and also simple and versatile. They’re not made with embroidery hoops but you can definitely use those if you want to. Alternatively you can use copper soft refrigerator coil if you want to get the same look as here. Be sure to also get some copper pipe strap fittings and copper string lights to match everything. Lots of interesting variations could be made based on this design. For more details you can have a look at the project featured on abubblylife.
This project from consumercrafts is a bit similar to one of the previous ideas on this list but this time the design is stitched onto the canvas instead of being painted on. The cat silhouette is definitely really cute and the black thread on white canvas is a simple but also very elegant and timeless combo. The same project can also be customized with other designs, colors and patterns.
Another really cool project involving the simple and versatile embroidery hoop involves making a weaving loom. It all requires only a few simple items:an 8” round embroidery hoop, a large plastic canvas needle and a bunch of assorted yarn in different colors. You can create all sorts of interesting patterns using this DIY loom and coming up with ideas can be a ton of fun. Check out consumercrafts for more inspiring ideas.
Wreaths are always fun to make and they’re not just for Christmas or special occasions. You can decorate your front door with a cute wreath any time you want to and you can easily do that if you use embroidery hoops. Add some nice fabric, bunting and a few ornaments such as flowers for example to really complete the design. You can also check out dwellinginhappiness if you want to find out a bit more about this particular wreath design.
This project from homemademodernblog involves embroidery hoops and old jeans out of all things. This time the hoops are not just decorative but can also serve a practical purpose. The only part of the jeans that you’re going to need is the back pockets. The idea is to frame them using the hoops and to turn them into little storage pockets for things like pencils and other small items. You can hang these in your home office or craft room.