5 Simple Steps to Make a Stunning Embroidery Hoop Centerpiece

6 Materials
25 Minutes

Are you looking for a totally unique Christmas decoration? Grab a couple of embroidery hoops and Christmas ornaments and let's make this gorgeous embroidery hoop centerpiece.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

Christmas ornaments on store shelf

For today's DIY, we're going to run to the craft store and grab some tiny little ornaments and glittery faux flowers.  

Measuring a large tongue depressor

1. Cut tongue depressors

First, we're going to start with these large tongue depressors, which you can get at the craft store and we're going to cut those in half.  

Cutting a large tongue depressor

I marked them with a ruler and easily cut them with scissors. You're going to need about seven or eight of these. 

Pulling apart an embroidery hoop

2. Pull apart embroidery hoops

Then, I grabbed an embroidery hoop and pulled that apart.  

Attaching tongue depressors to an embroidery hoop

3. Attach tongue depressors to the embroidery hoops

To make the hoops stand, I glued one end of three sticks onto the bottom of the first hoop.  

Attaching a second embroidery hoop to tongue depressors

Then I hot glued them to the second embroidery hoop.  

Adding hot glue to an embroidery hoop

After I had attached three tongue depressors, I added two more; one to each side to make it even more stable.  

Placing a wooden tray under the embroidery hoop

4. Add a wooden tray

Next, I grabbed a little wood tray, and I hot glued that to the underside of the embroidery hoops and tongue depressors. This will make my piece look more finished and refined.

Hot gluing ornaments onto the embroidery hoop

5. Glue on embellishments

Then it was time to add my little ornaments. I glued them 3/4s of the way up one side of the centerpiece. I made sure they were secure by adding glue to the front and the back.  

Hoop centerpiece DIY

I decided to only add the ornaments to one side of the embroidery hoop centerpiece.

Securing a silver faux flower to the top of an embroidery hoop

My next step was to grab one of my flowers and hot glue it to the top of the embroidery hoop centerpiece, slightly off-center. I wrapped the stem around the hoop to make sure it was secure.

Adding a pearl branch to the holiday décor piece

Then I grabbed a little pearl branch and attached it with floral wire.  

Attaching a green bow to the top of the centerpiece

To finish off the hoop, I added a little green bow to the top.  

Adding extra tongue depressors to the bottom of the embroidery hoop centerpiece

I also ended up adding a few more wood pieces to the bottom so that it was flat.  

Silver Christmas centerpiece

The little flat platform was perfect to set a candle on. You could also add some little figurines to it as well. 

DIY floral hoop centerpiece

To make the hoop look even better, I added a strand of fairy lights.  

Adding fairy lights to the embroidery hoop centerpiece

I was able to slip the battery box behind the hoops so you couldn't even see it. 


Embroidery hoop centerpiece

Embroidery hoop centerpiece tutorial

This turned out spectacular and I couldn’t be happier with how this fall floral arrangement looks.

Below the embroidery hoop centerpiece, I added a fall wreath, and I think it added a lot to the overall look.

I hope this inspires you to make a really beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table, let me know how it went in the comments!

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Suggested materials:
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Faux flowers
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  • Katen Katen on Dec 03, 2022

    Oh my goodness so lovely. Your design isn’t just for Christmas. It’s year round. I see a little bunny on shelf for Easter/Spring. Very creative thanks for sharing

  • Donna Lumley Donna Lumley on Mar 31, 2024

    Most defintely