An embroidery hoop is great for more than just hand embroidery projects. Here is a collection of projects to make with an embroidery hoop from home decor, storage, and other useful items around the house. Keep your eye out for embroidery hoops in thrift stores and on sale racks.
I’ve made a few of these embroidery hoop projects myself and even use one of them daily. Having a large wooden hoop on hand makes for an easy front door wreath change.
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Embroidery Hoop Yarn Wreath
Turn an embroidery hoop into a beautiful boho wreath with colorful yarn.
Woven Hanging Wall Art
Create a gorgeous wall hanging with embroidery hoops and yarn. Create a custom look by choosing colors and textures to match your home decor. I love the modern look that Lisa chose for hers.
Embroidery Hoop Trivets and Coasters
Pull out the center ring from an embroidery hoop (set aside the other part for another project). Begin knotting around the ring and end with a knot. These trivets and coasters would make great hostess gift.
Embroidery Hoop Boho Dreamcatcher
I’m slightly jealous of the lucky little girl gets to have this boho dreamcatcher hang in her bedroom. This beautiful DIY decor uses an embroidery hoop, crocheted doily, and a mixture of feathers and trinkets hanging from the bottom.
Bunny Embroidery Hoop Wreath
This simple Easter wreath uses two embroidery hoops and burlap scraps to create the shape of a bunny. Add some extras with spring florals, a bow, and tail to complete the look.
Embroidery Hoop Bandana Laundry Bag
This diy laundry bag made with four bandanas, a shoe lace, and an embroidery hoop to keep it open is one of the most used items in my son’s room.
Embroidery Hoop Lampshade
Achieve that farmhouse look with a lampshape made with embroidery hoops. Add a neutral fabric and some chicken wire to complete the lampshade. I love that she painted it black!
Embroidery Hoop Suncatcher
Capture sunlight with a DIY suncatcher framed with an embroidery hoop. Finish it off by painting the hoop. I look forward to making these with my son.
Embroidery Hoop Photo Frames
Make your own embroidery hoop photo frames to hang your memories. I love the way these black and white photos look in the painted gray hoops.
Embroidery Hoop Pin Cushion
Can you ever have enough pin cushions? Make a custom pin cushion with tiny embroidery hoops. This is a great scrap buster project and can be made quickly. You could have one for every season.
Embroidery Hoop Hanging Storage
Free up some desk space with a hanging storage area for tools. This would make a great gift for a sewer and a good way to use up some of that scrap fabric. I think I’ll make one for myself.
Embroidery Hoop Floral Wreath
Make a floral wreath with an embroidery hoop and wrap the hoop with fabric scraps to bring it all together.
Embroidery Hoop Tamborine
These diy embroidery hoop tamborines made with lace and jingle bells are a boho girl’s dream.
Embroidery Hoop Winter Wreath
I’ve featured this winter wreath before because I love it that much! The double hoop and winter scene makes my day no matter what season it is.
DIY Embroidery Hoop Orb
Turn embroidery hoops into 3D art and create this orb. These look great sitting on a table or hanging.
Hanging Embroidery Hoop Art
This simple hanging decor is made with an embroidery hoop and ribbon. It would look great hanging in a baby nursery, outside in the trees, or for diy party decorations.
Embroidery Hoop Jewelry Display
Create a stylish jewelry display using an embroidery hoop, fabric, and pins. This would be great for displaying vintage jewelry or brooches.
Embroidery Hoop Terrarium
This embroidery hoop terrarium idea gave me that “Why didn’t I think of it?” feeling. This is a great way to display plants and I’m getting some Eater basket vibes.
Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Use embroidery hoops in a variety of sizes to create beautiful wall decor. Add foliage and florals that match the season or style for extra glam.
Embroidery Hoop DIY Sunburst Mirror
Use the inner hoop of an embroidery hoop as one of the rings of this diy sunburst mirror. I had already used the outer hoop for another project and this hoop was the perfect size to wrap with twine and hang around a circle mirror.
Learn Hand Embroidery
One of the best uses for an embroidery hoop is hand embroidery. The relaxing and satisfying hobby can be done anywhere and can be enjoyed by all skill levels of makers.
I hope these embroidery hoop projects have inspired some creativity in you. Get making!