{DIY} Embroidery Hoop Art

img_2898I’ve already shared how I so quickly fell in love with my sunroom! If you missed it, start here! The floor to ceiling windows along three walls are bright and beautiful and the perfect lookout tower for my pups to spy on the neighbors and bark at the squirrels. With that kind of view, I knew that fourth wall needed something special! Shelves are pretty, but required me to buy MORE stuff to fill them. A large piece of art would have filled the space, but is slightly boring. I was perusing Instagram when I saw these babies. Embroidery hoops! So sweet and so pretty and the perfect touch to finish off this room. This project was originally featured by Erin over at Cotton Stem right here! Seriously, do yourself a favor and check out her blog. It is amazing and so jam packed with beautiful interior inspiration! So…thank you Erin for this idea!

Supply List: {This post contains affiliate links…read more about that here!}

  • Embroidery Hoops
  • Faux Greens or florals (Mine are from Hobby Lobby)
  • Jute
  • Varying lengths of nails
  • Hammer
  • Scissors

Ready? First things first. Grab yo-self a glass of wine and lay out all of your supplies in a empty area. You will first want to dream up the pattern of your hoops. I wanted to cover most of the wall above my shiplap in a slightly cascading pattern. I laid all of mine onto the floor and kept arranging and rearranging until I created the pattern I liked best. I also laid the greens out on top of them to get a feel for how this was going to look.


Once I was happy with my pattern, I cut all the faux greens off their little stalks to make smaller bunches. I did this for two reasons. First, I wanted more greens on the larger hoops and less greens on the smaller ones. Secondly, save some money honey!


I used jute to tie the faux greens to each hoop. As seen in the picture above, I placed a “tie” every inch or so to hold it in place. I cut the ends off the jute so they didn’t have any dangling pieces. I liked the idea of using jute to blend into the color of hoops and mesh with the natural look of the faux greens. Continue attaching the greens until you are done with each hoop. Refill your wine glass.


Once all my greens were attached, I went ahead and laid my pattern of hoops back out onto the floor to make it easier to start attaching them to the wall. I tried to recreate the exact pattern in the same size I wanted on the wall so I could just transfer them one by one.


**Five points to the person who spots the random dog bone in the above picture! I live in a house of crazy animals.

Since my pattern has a true focal point of the largest hoop, I measured the center of my wall space and hung the largest one first. You will need different length nails, as the hoops overlap. Some hoops will butt up flush to the wall and others will hang a little further from the wall requiring a longer nail. I just took my time and eyeballed where I wanted them to hang. Yes, I went up and down the step ladder a million times, but who wants to measure each one? Just hold it up, tap the nail in the wall, and hang the hoop on it. They are very light so they don’t require drywall screws or studs or anything wicked.




{Before + After}


Check out the neat time-lapse video I made of the entire wall transformation below! If you are curious about how we shiplapped this wall, check out my post Shiplap Love.


Thanks for dropping in! I’d love to see your own embroidery hoop projects!



5 thoughts on “{DIY} Embroidery Hoop Art

  1. ashley October 10, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    What size is the biggest middle hoop? what all sizes did you use?


    • karissatippens November 25, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Hi Ashley! My biggest hoop is about 18in and my smallest is about 6in. I would just consider the size of the space you are wanting to fill and plan accordingly! Hope this helps!


  2. Brittany November 5, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    This is amazing and may be the perfect solution for above my headboard that I’ve been struggling with decorating!


    • karissatippens November 5, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      Hi Brittany! Thanks for dropping in! Sounds like a perfect idea! Send pictures if you decide to tackle it…I’d love to see what you come up with!


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