Embroidery Hoop Art


If your walls are feeling bare as bones, but you don’t have the money to buy “art”, then this easy do-it-yourself project is for you.

All it takes is some fabric remnants and a few embroidery hoops. (There’s no actual embroidering required with this project, although personally I’m eager to try that next.)

Basically, you just place your fabric in the embroidery hoops, trim off the excess and hang your new hoops on the wall. See:


Here I just strung several different sized hoops along a piece of twine to create a collection. The display pretties up a bare door.


Fabric scraps leftover from other projects make the perfect pieces for this embroidery hoop art project because you don’t need a lot of fabric. I found my fabric remnants a while back at an estate sale for something like $1 each. (Sometimes supply hoarding turns out well for me!) But you can also find cheap remnants at fabric and craft stores.

Thick paper will even work. The reddish-orange leaf pattern is actually paper not fabric.

Or, you’ll even see I even used the denim leftover from cutting a pair of jeans into shorts. The leg pieces were leftover, so I figured why not reuse them? If you have old T-shirts or maybe that favorite dress with a stain on it, why not repurpose the good fabric into art for your home? That way you can still enjoy it, just in a new form. It’s about reimagining, guys.

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Embroidery hoops with fabric make an interesting addition to a gallery wall. It’s fun to add in something different instead of just the same ol’ same ol’ picture frames. Or, mount several hoops in a vertical or horizontal line on a wall for an easy display. There are so many options!


Embroidery hoops look similar to a picture frame but their circular shape is far more visually interesting. I love the unexpectedness of them mounted on a wall. What do you think of the look?

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  1. Vicki
    March 24, 2015

    Love it….great idea!!

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