Displayed on the wall or tucked into bookcases or other displays, embroidery hoop art projects are a great way to add a pop of personality to your decor. This vintage-inspired embroidery hoop art, which features a beautiful steampunk cameo pendant and a delicate crocheted doily, is incredibly fun and easy to make. It would also be a wonderful gift idea for someone special.
- Darice 6-inch Wood Embroidery Hoop.
- Craft Paint.
- Foam Brush.
- 12-inch Square Piece of Scrap Fabric.
- Pinking Shears or Shears.
- Darice 4-inch Crocheted Doily.
- Hot Glue.
- Steampunk Cameo Pendant with Pin Back.
- Darice Red and White Baker’s Twine.
To begin, use the craft paint and foam brush to paint the entire outer ring of the embroidery hoop. Allow to dry completely. (There is no need to paint the inner ring of the hoop, as it will be concealed by the fabric later on.)
Overlap the excess fabric toward the back of the hoop and secure with hot glue, as shown.
Apply a number of very small dabs of hot glue to the back of the doily piece. Center it on the front of the embroidery hoop, pressing gently to secure.
Using the pin back on the pendant, secure the cameo to the piece. Center it on the doily as shown. Finish the project by tying a piece of baker’s twine in a bow around the top metal clamp.
I love the vintage feel of the cameo here along with the delicate crocheted doily. A pair of these would look lovely used as bookends or a single one would be a terrific accent to a gallery wall.
Creating embroidery hoop art is a fun way to freshen up your decor throughout the seasons. There are countless possibilities for how to make each project your own!
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.