Embroidery Hoop Decor

Embroidery Hoop Decor - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Want to use up some cute scraps??

This is a great way to do it!

I needed to fill up some more space above my Ribbon Christmas Card Holder AND I needed to use up some of my Christmas Ribbon scraps.

This project is really quick and cheap and you can do it for any occasion!

- Supplies -

Embroidery Hoop
Fabric for backing (size depends on the size of your embroidery hoop)
Ribbon, Ric Rac, Fabric scraps, etc.
Hot Glue/Glue Gun
Iron
Paint (optional)

Embroidery hoops are cute as-is, but I like to have mine blend in a little more.
To do this, I paint them. You can paint them with a brush or spray paint.
I used paint that I had, but I think the white turned out well.

Before we go on, I want to let you know that embroidery hoops are a great way to frame beautiful fabrics. Click on the link to see some examples.

You can use any fabric for your hoop.
Christmas Fabric would be beautiful, as well as our Bella Solids collection.
I ended up using some Muslin scraps.

Trace around your embroidery hoop, leaving about 1″ or more extra.
Then cut out your circle you just traced.

Make sure these circles are ironed well.

Put your fabric in the embroidery hoop.
Make sure to tighten it so the fabric is taut.

Next flip over your embroidery hoop and line the inside hoop with hot glue all along the edge.
Fold the fabric down over it.
I did this a little at a time.

Your embroidery hoop is now ready for embellishment!
The fun part!

Take the outer hoop off of the embroidery hoop.

Get all your ribbon, ric rac, everything you’re using out.
You can even cut your fabric into shapes or use fabric flowers!

Measure how much you’ll need and cut. Leave quite a bit extra so it will go under the outer hoop.
I didn’t bother sealing the ends just yet.

Place your pieces onto the fabric lined hoop and figure out what you’d like.

Now hot glue your pieces onto the fabric.
Try to use as little as you can and go along the edges.
You want to avoid a dark line in the center of your ribbon.

When your pieces are glued and have dried, replace the outer hoop onto the embroidery hoop.

Trim excess embellishments and backing fabric.
Now is the time to seal your ribbon ends.

Now do this lots of times! The more the merrier, right? :)

I also made cute bows to go on the top.
Can you resist a cute Red Satin Bow??? Definitely not.

I hot glued these to the embroidery hoop, on the fabric.

Embroidery Hoop Decor - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now they’re ready to be hung!

I pushed push pins into my wall and they hang very nicely.
Love when it’s easy to hang things. :)

Embroidery Hoop Decor - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Embroidery Hoop Decor - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

My wall is now complete!
I love how cheerful it is! :)

If you have a space that needs a little holiday spirit, you can easily make your own.
Have fun!

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5 Comments

  1. Bonnie
    Posted December 17, 2011 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    just to cute I am going to make some today for my wall Thanks for sharing Happy Hoildays

  2. Posted December 17, 2011 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I love this!!! You guys are coming up with some super cute ideas!!

  3. Posted December 17, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    very cute! They look like ornaments! Love em:)

  4. Sarita Lopez
    Posted December 17, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I Love this! very creative

  5. Posted December 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Those are adorable. What a great idea! :)

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