Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be a part of the fall blogger challenge. This season’s challenge was to use an embroidery hoop or hoops. I am not very crafty. Well, that’s not true. I like crafts, but I am a sloppy crafter. My craft projects will never be trending on Pinterest. And, I’m good with that. I know my strengths.
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So when Joyce from At Home with Jemma chose embroidery hoops to incorporate into this challenge I had to Google embroidery hoops to make sure they were what I thought they were. They were.
On a side note, Joyce had an amazing opportunity and Patti graciously volunteered to manage the publication and images for this fall blog challenge. Thank you, Patti!
I immediately ordered a “lot” of embroidery hoops on eBay because I wasn’t sure what I was going to make or how many hoops I would need.
I knew I wanted to stain these. I took the lazy route and didn’t separate the hoops.
Do as I suggest, not as I d0.
Take a few minutes to detach the hoops, it makes a huge difference in time and quality. I used a foam brush and a small paint brush to get around the metal fasteners. After I stained the embroidery hoops I decided it was harder to stain hoops than a piece of furniture.
I instantly loved the difference the stain made to the embroidery hoops. This fall challenge was headed in the right direction. I decided to make orbs because I liked the look of similar projects on Pinterest and orbs matched my decor styles.
Orbs would also work well with our shelves on opposite ends of an updated fireplace.
I wanted an easy way to attach the hoops, but finally committed to the power drill to drill pilot holes and then attach a small screw at the top and bottom of the orb. The wood is soft enough that with a little muscle you could secure both ends with a tack. I figured this out when my drill’s battery died mid-drill. #soclosetoamazing
I love the finished look of the orb. The embroidery hoop’s stained wood finish added much-needed character to the shelves. I have a few more embroidery hoop orbs “in production.”
On a side note, I love the shadows created from the lighting above the orbs onto the white shelf.
I had so much fun with this embroidery hoops project. I was not familiar with the hoops and I have many ideas running in my head with my “lot” of hoops.
Please visit everyone participating in the fall blogger challenge!