Super Easy DIY- Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging

by Joy
4 Materials
2 Days
Large art pieces can get pricey, this modern art beauty can be made for a real bargain, embroidery hoops are the key. A little hot glue, floral wire, and gold leaf make for a spectacular embroidery hoop art project.
Last fall, I decided to update our foyer area for the One Room Challenge. The foyer was a tad tricky due to 20 foot ceiling height, a set of stairs, narrow hallway and really large shallow art niches. The whole project came together beautifully and six months later, the space still looks gorgeous. One of my favorite projects involved filling the art niche. How do you get a large art piece on a really small budget? Well, you create embroidery hoop art!Embroidery hoops are becoming the craft darling as of late. Everything from wreaths to art to actually using the hoops for embroidery (go figure, right?) is popping up on Pinterest. The hoops are reasonably priced option when you are wanting to create, I have even seen folks use the hoops as a stencil for adding polka dots to a wall!Let’s get started on this art project!

Gold leaf paint

STEP 1Measure your space and make note of it. You will measure your art piece from time to time just to keep your sanity. STEP 2Take apart your embroidery hoops, use the solid hoops first. I ended up cutting off the metal connector part of the other hoop half and hot glued the ends together. Gently bend the wood back into shape before gluing. STEP 3Start with the largest hoop and hot glue a mix of other hoop sizes on top, bottom, left, and right. Then begin to add more hoops to each of those hoops. Use a mix of large, medium and small hoops to create a free-flowing piece of art. There isn’t a wrong way and there isn’t a right way to do this – just try to avoid huge negative spaces between the hoops.
STEP 4Paint the hoop art in your favorite color. I chose to paint mine white. Make sure to paint both sides and interior. Allow to dry. STEP 5Once the embroidery hoop art is dry, begin wrapping the floral wire around the areas where you hot glued the hoops together. Tuck the wire ends into the wrapped area so they are not seen.
I tried a heavier gauge wire and it was harder to wrap and keep taut. Use a fine grit sandpaper to smooth out the rough areas.

STEP 6Paint the green floral wire with Gold leaf paint.
STEP 7Hang your art work. Thankfully this artwork is very lightweight and requires simple nails to hold it in place. We hung the piece using nails at the top corners, middle and lower corners.
Wanna know how much the whole project cost? $20! I had all the supplies on hand except the embroidery hoops (which I got on sale)Imagine how fun this project would look mixed with framed family pictures or a fun focal point in a nursery? The possibilities are endless!
Till Later,Joy

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  • Jcm7413946 Jcm7413946 on Jun 08, 2018

    Love your idea. You mentioned possibly using framed family pictures. How would this be done.

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  • Nancy Nancy on Nov 29, 2019

    I thought of doing something similar for a friend with mass amounts of scarves. But I figured to overlap to add demention and more areas to hang more scarves. Glad to learn the best wire that's to use. Thanks.

  • Lynette Lynette on Nov 12, 2020

    Because I am a silver and gold kinda girl, I will sprdy.paint them gold