DIY Embroidery Hoop Artwork

Embroidery hoops and frames are tools that are used to keep fabric taut while working embroidery or other forms of needlework but lately I’ve seen many creative ways to use them if you’re not an embroider, which I’m not.

The hoops make great base for DIY and home decor projects, and we jumped right onto the bandwagon with a project of our own, taking thrifted embroidery hoops and turning them into a statement art piece for our Upcycle Challenge.

This is a very easy project to do in under 2 hours and the cost is about $10-$15 for supplies depending on how many embroidery hoops you purchase and if you find them at your local thrift store, which we did.  The hoops can also be purchased at your favorite craft and fabric stores.

Supplies Needed:
– Embroidery hoops in various sizes
– Spray paint
– Hot glue gun & glue
– Nail & hammer to hang

This project was so easy and quick to do that we realized we finished without taking any work in progress pictures… so I apologize… the step-by-step instructions are so easy I assure you you won’t need those photos 🙂


Here are the steps for how to take these plain embroidery hoops and turn them into a statement artwork piece:

Step 1: Collect your hoops.
Step 2: Spray paint them any color you’d like.  We used gold.
Step 3: Lay out your design any which way you desire.
Step 4:  Using hot glue, glue the hoops together.
Step 5:  Hang on wall and admire.


I really love the way this project turned out and the hoop artwork made an impact in our Upycycle Challenge room.  This was a fun and easy decorating on a dime project and I am now starting to gather more hoops for my next project.

Embroidery hoop projects seem to be popping up everywhere on Pinterest and I am so smitten with them that I even gave them their own board where I have curated other projects that I love, I just can’t decide which one to do next?!?   Check out the curated projects then leave me a comment with which project I should try next!

Love, Kate

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    I’ve seen so many hoop art ideas, but this is the first time I’m seeing this design. Love it!! 🙂

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