Consciously creating a beautiful life.

Thursday 4 October 2012

Embroidery hoops used as picture frames - a DIY

There is just something about embroidery hoops.

Although I have never used them as intended, I am fascinated by them.

So this morning, when the crafty itch got too bad to ignore any longer, I went to the fabric shop and came home with
some of the wooden beauties.

This, btw, is a typical loooong German sentence. There must be some way to say the same thing in English, but I
can't come up with it right now.
Might have something to do with Frida the rooster standing next to me crowing loudly:

But I am getting side -tracked here.

Some time ago I saw embroidery hoops used as picture frames here and decided to do something similar.

You will need a computer, a printer, a photo you like, t-shirt transfer paper, an iron, embroidery hoops, fabric glue, some
wool, and some colorful fabric.

Print your picture onto the transfer foil and then iron it onto a piece of white fabric.
Find more info on how to use transfer paper here.

Cut your fabric with the picture on into a shape you like, and put the colorful fabric into your embroidery hoops:

Glue the printed picture onto the fabric with fabric glue:

If you want to, embroider the picture using different colored wool,and then cut the fabric close to the embroidery hoop,
so it doesn't show from the front:

I am thinking of doing one  for every member of our household, animals included:

Have a fabulous Thursday, I am on my way now to pick up my computer, which seems to be working again (a new hard
drive and a lot of hard cash later....).

Hugs to you,


P.s: I am linking to these lovely parties.

Pin It


  1. Love that edge sewing. It does make the pics pop!

  2. Beautiful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. I have been meaning to use embroidery rings like this for ages but, unlike you, I never get around to it! Great, Love the idea you chose to use!

  4. Maybe you should start with that crowing rooster! I love these Jutta! I have never seen anything like them. Leave it to you! Fun project!

  5. Ihr seid beide sehr schoene Menschenkinder!

  6. Why is the rooster doing in the house? :))))) I love your hoops and the fabric and most of all the stitch on the outline of the photos. And I can't say how many times I've walked pass a fabric shop, refraining myself from buying a couple of the hoops...

  7. Cute idea! How fun would those be in a sewing room? Pretty fun.

  8. I love the pictures you used! Very cute frames!

  9. You could be busy if you do every member of the family including animals :). I love how you added the embroidery stitches to the pictures, it gives it another layer and detail. The pictures you selected are adorable. And, I love that you just have a rooster walking around your house.

  10. Such sweet idea! I like the thick stitches. I came here from the Sweet Saturday link party.

  11. Nice idea and it looks very pretty. Love your rooster too:)

  12. What a pretty idea! Love how they turned out. Your rooster is in the house?? lol We won't even let the chickens in the workshop, even though they sure do try to join us.
    Oh, and that sentence you thought was too long, is just fine. Not too long at all for what you are saying and the punctuation is perfect.
    Saw you sharing at It's So Very Cheri and Cupcakes & Crinoline
    Debbie :)

  13. This is such a great idea! I love the use of the hoops to frame the pictures.

  14. Fantastic idea and so much cuter than regular frames. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  15. I love this, and I'm going to pin it for sure!!!! Following your page now. Follow me too at I posted vintage apron or pumpkin here? Thanks for sharing!!!!! Gonna pass along to my daughter for her Elem art class too!

  16. Very cute! I love embroidery hoops too. In fact I'm working one door hanging for Halloween using a big one!

  17. Hi.... very clever idea. I'll add this idea to my ever growing to do list.

  18. What a fun idea, these would make great gifts for a mom or grandma for mother's day or xmas!

    Thank you so much for joining the party!


  19. I love this idea! They are super cute!

  20. Great idea, another way to use the hoops. Like your rooster he looks like he's in charge!

  21. "Sew" creative love this idea. Thank you for sharing your post at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop , wishing you a beautiful day xo

  22. Congratulation, these is so cute!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  23. Jutta,
    Super cute idea. I have a ton of embroidery hoops on my wall waiting for a project. This is perfect! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  24. Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss. Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

    Pesisir Pulau
    Pesisir Pantai


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...