One of my favorite crafting items is the embroidery hoop. I have a stash of them that I have picked up over time in a variety of sizes and shapes. Whenever I am out thrifting, I always end up bringing a couple of them home. Have I ever actually embroidered in an embroidery hoop? Why no, I haven’t. Then why am I buying (hoarding) embroidery hoops, you might ask? Easy: there are so many unique paper crafts you can create with them! Gift card holders, wall décor, lanterns, embellishments for scrapbook layouts, cards and other DIY projects . . . I could go on and on, and I will!
Let me start by sharing how I used a mini (because small stuff is cute!) embroidery hoop as an embellishment on a scrapbook layout. I used a grid pattern as the design for my layout and in one of the sections I used coordinating fabric (you could easily use paper as well) in the mini hoop. I love adding dimension to my projects and the wood hoop also coordinates with the wood veneer card with the pumpkin on it and wood grain mini (more small cute stuff!) bag. At first I was worried about the bulkiness, but the layout has been in an album for almost a year and no problems!
Today I am sharing 12 more of my favorite embroidery hoop ideas for the paper crafter.
One of my favorite ways to use embroidery hoops is to add fun patterned paper to them and cluster them with framed pictures of prints for unique wall decor. I have used this technique in my daughter’s room and playroom and when you get tired of the design, it is easy to change out the paper for a new look. Check out these other fun ideas on how to decorate with embroidery hoops and paper.
Icicle Chandelier . . . I am so making this for my daughter’s Frozen-inspired bedroom!
Paper Crafting on a Hoop
Take your projects off the page and give them dimension by using an embroidery hoop. From Christmas ornaments to party invitations these ideas will have you seeing embroidery hoops in a whole new light.
Have you ever used an embroidery hoop for a project?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.