An embroidery hoop has a simple beauty to it. It brings up warm feelings of quilting bees and sewing circles. Makes you think of quiet time sitting and working on beautiful works of hand stitched artistry. Classic. Ironically, I can’t embroider one stitch, but I sure do love the hoops! On my “things to sit down and learn” list is embroidery. I love this video that helps make it seem do-able. Here are some of my favorite fun, funky and functional things that can also be done with embroidery hoops– that don’t necessarily involve embroidery!
The lovely “leaves” on this wreath are transformed toilet paper rolls attached to a hoop. This is a great step by step tutorial for a beautiful, lightweight wreath with a great blending of textures.
This gorgeous wall hanging is rustic and elegantly soft at the same time. Doilies, lace, pompom trim, ribbons and fabric strips. To make one, hot glue a series of hoops together and hang from a branch. Lovely!
Here’s another great scrap buster… this gallery is simple, cheerful and clean looking. Circles are so happy, don’t you think?
And for those with an inner nerd…….This Constellation Embroidery Hoop Art is a great convergence of art & science!
The little clock kits (affiliate link) make the sky the limit when it comes to designing your own clock. Embroidery hoop clocks are functional and decorative. This one with the buttons would take very little time to put together.
This version puts your embroidery skills to the test but would still come together pretty quickly.
This Extra Large Wall Clock really makes a statement! It’s hard to believe those are embroidery hoops!
This Farmhouse Light With Chicken Wire goes right along with any shabby chic decor.
This look is a little more modern.
Craft Room Storage
What better way to re-purpose hoops than in the craft/sewing room?! This Thread Storage Hoop is such a great idea!
And with just a little straight stitching, this tool holder is a quick project!
Small batch screen printing something that interests you? Make your own mini screen!
And finally, this beautiful work is too stunning to be contained to one little circle! Don’t you love how the threads spill out?