Apr 25, 2011

DIY: embroidery hoop art

so, i guess this isn't your typical hoop art… if there is such thing as a typical hoop art. if i had to name it i would call it hoop art picture displays, or something along those lines.

i wanted to do something to display pictures and little things i love in our house without using frames. here is what i came up with, and i must tell you, i lalalove it.

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supplies: embroidery hoops, fabric, yarn or twine, mini clothespins, embellishments for clothespins, whatever pictures or other things you would like to display, scissors and hot glue.

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step 1: cut long thin strips of fabric. i cut mine about an inch wide but no need to be precise. mine were also not a straight line in the slightest and, i let them fray a lot. i sort of love frayed edges.

sort of? who am i kidding. i love them.

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step 2: wrap your strips of fabric around your embroidery hoop. i didn't tie a knot to start, just laied the fabric flat, as you wrap it will stay in place. i slightly overlapped each time i wrapped so none of the hoop would show through. when you get to end you can hot glue the last piece of fabric down.

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all wrapped and prettay.

step 4: take your yarn (or string/twine) and place it where you would like on the back of your hoop. it will be what you hang your pictures and art from. hot glue one side of the yarn down, then pull taught and hot glue the other side down.

i used two or three pieces of yarn on each one of my hoops.

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step 5: embellish your clothespin if you desire. i found little paper flowers in the michael's clearance section and hot glued them on to my pins. i also used some little heart clothespins i picked up on clearance during valentine's day.

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step 6: hang your pictures and whatever else your little heart desires with your clothespins.

step 7: hang up your hoop art and admire.

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i used three different fabrics for seven different hoops. on my hoops right now are: pictures, mini buntings, and flower pins. i love that i can change them out whenever…seasons, holidays, birthdays, etc.

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happy hooping!

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54 comments:

  1. oh good job!! those are so sweet!!! love that for displaying pics b/c it's non-commital. like you said, you can change them so easily. (i dont think we have committment issues do we? i dont know. i can't commit to that theory.)

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  2. this is fantastic. love love love it.

    :)

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  3. Love love LOVE this. So cute!

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  4. This is adorable! How did you think of such a thing? I will definitely be doing something like this!
    Thanks lady!

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  5. this is too cute! I need these on my walls asap, I love them!! thanks for sharing :)

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  6. i love these designs! and mini clothespins are my fave:)
    xo

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  7. These are adorable! I would love to have you link up with Creative Me Monday so others can see this... what a great idea!
    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com

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  8. what a clever idea, danielle! i was thinking "hoopy display art" about my latest map hoop. since i didn't do any stitching on it it just felt like more of a way of displaying neat, vintage art.
    hope you had a wonderful easter, friend.
    p.s. we have the SAME gray ikea rug. but how is yours so clean?

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  9. i love this idea! it looks so great!

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  10. What a fun idea! The collection of 7 hoops looks great. I'm in envy of your craftiness - I usually get bored of projects halfway through.

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  11. awww this is seriously adorable! danielle i would love to have you guest blog a diy over on my blog someday =) that home typography print in the middle is adorable too!

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  12. ohh pretty idea to wrap the hoop in fabric! <3

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  13. Those look fantastic! I love how versatile they are.

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  14. super cute! hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  15. shut the front door!
    i bought that pillow when it was on sale last week too!

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  16. i love this!! i am doing a little hoop art wall collage in my little girls room!! you have definitely inspired me! LOVE:))))

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  17. Wow, these are FANTASTIC! I needed something for my little entrance wall, and wanted it to be unique, but also personal. I think this is it! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Oh, and we have that pillow too. Also LOVE! Thanks Danielle for another great DIY inspiration!

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  18. This is why Im so addicted to hoop art. Because it can be ANYthing! Love these. And love the yellow rosette pillow too. I love mine:)

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  19. Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE these! SO creative!

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  20. Gorgeous. WHY oh WHY do we not live down the street from each other? Boo who.

    SMOOCHES.

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  21. i think the mini buntings are adorable. this is an easy craft, but you forgot to mention how cheap the embroidery hoops are! another bonus :-)

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  22. you're so cool. your craftiness is so cool.

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  23. Love them all! What a fun way to do "frames"!

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  24. What a great idea! Thanks so much for posting the tutorial!
    <3 leigh

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  25. love it girl! these are just fabulous. hope you had an awesome easter!! xo

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  26. Love these! I just bought 20 hoops at goodwill so I have been looking for fun projects. Great inspiration!

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  27. I love the display! What a wonderful idea!

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  28. I love hooop art.. love these! tks for sharing and the fab tutorial!

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  29. you.are.awesome.
    i love this idea!
    xxO

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  30. this is amazing. i don't like the traditional look of embroidery hoops on the wall, but LOVE that you wrapped them in fabric. Totally adding this to my pinterest page!

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  31. Very cute idea! I have a grouping of hoops in my girls' room, but I just used fabric. I never thought of doing this. :) Thanks for the idea!

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  32. i lalalovee it too! so clever lady :)

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  33. I love this! Something I will have to try this
    very soon :)

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  34. I love this .. what a great idea.. <3.

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  35. Hey Danielle! I'm new to your blog and i'm already IN LOVE! What gorgeous photos and craft projects you have! And your writing is fantastic - makes my laugh out loud. Excited to see what future blogs bring, but i'm definitely trying this! I've been wanting to do hoop art that doesn't involve a sewing machine for awhile.

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  36. Fantastic idea!!!! well done.

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  37. This is so clever and fun! It looks just gorgeous and yet you made it from very inexpensive materials so a regular person (like me) could make this! Thanks for sharing! : )

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  38. These are awesome, great idea. Your displays look so pretty.

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  39. Love this idea and love your blog!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  40. i featured this on my blog today
    www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  41. This is GENIUS! Absolutely fabulous. I'm hosting a craft party next month, this will definitely be on our list of projects - thanks so much for the inspiration!

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