Tutorial + How-to embroidery-hoop-sing-wall-art

Published on February 15th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

1

Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

I have quite a collection of embroidery hoops, and I’ve done projects like Embroidery Hoop Easter Eggs and Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins. Even so, I bought more embroidery hoops at a garage sale in order to make colorful wall art pieces for my craft booth. Here’s the first one that I came up with:

What You Will Need:

1. An embroidery hoop

Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

2. Two types of fabric. I used yellow and brown fabrics that I found at a garage sale.

3. Scissors

4. A pen or pencil

5. Hot glue/hot glue gun

How To Do It:

1. Put your fabric inside your embroidery hoop like so:

Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

2. Cut off any excess fabric.

3. With your contrasting fabric, write the phrase or word you would like to put on your wall art. I used a pencil, but you might want to use a pen or marker so that you can see it better.

Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

(Helpful hint: I am awful at writing bubble letters, so I used the same technique that I used in my Quick and Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift post. I traced “sing” on a scrap piece of paper, cut it out, and then traced it onto the fabric.)

4. Cut out your letters.

5. Hot glue your letters to the fabric inside of your embroidery hoop. Be sure to spread out the glue the best that you can, otherwise you’ll be able to see the lumps.

Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

Isn’t it colorful, cheery, and inspiring? What would you put on your embroidery hoop wall art? What other embellishments would you add? Share your ideas with me!


Keep up with the latest in the world of green crafts by signing up for our free newsletter. CLICK HERE to sign up!




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



One Response to Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

  1. Pingback: Feelgood Style | Sustainable fashion reporting, organic beauty tips, DIY projects + tutorials, + natural product reviews.

Leave a Reply

Back to Top ↑
  • Advertisement

  • Let’s Connect!

  • Advertisements

  • Back to Basics Ebook

    We are thrilled to have a project in Jen Gale’s guide to mending. Get your copy here!

  • Crunchy Kids!

    Our very own Scott Meeks (aka Crunchy Scott) has a new book of kid-friendly green crafts. Get your copy from Amazon today!

  • Popular Posts


    Do you ever see old glass bottles, maybe at a flea market, maybe scrounged from an old dump site (we have one of those back in our woods, sigh…), and think, “That bottle would be so great… IF it wasn’t covered in 50 years’ worth of grime?” Here’s how to clean old glass bottles so they’ll look like new.

    Do you love toilet paper roll crafts as much as we do? Today we’re sharing 50 projects that you need to see!

    We’ve rounded up 25 incredible DIY crafts and activities that will make you rethink the average disk. Click through each link below and be inspired!

    We’ve put together 75 of the BEST DIY garden projects in a mega round-up. All of the garden creativity you’ll need this spring is right here at your fingertips!

    Do you love vintage sheet music? We’re sharing 40 DIY projects that you can create with your favorite recycled paper!

    Let’s celebrate spring with some spring cleaning ideas you can make from scratch. Here are 50 natural and green cleaning ideas for spring!

  • Search the IM Network

  • The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of Sustainable Enterprises Media, Inc., its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.