Good morning, friends 🙂 Today I’m bringing you a super easy tutorial that will only take minutes but will leave you with an adorable collection of hangings for a gallery wall – lace doily embroidery hoops. Embroidery hoops are not just for needlework anymore and they’ve been popping up on the craft scene for the past couple years or so. I recently picked up a few at the craft store, but didn’t have any real plan for them. This past week I started cleaning and reorganizing my craft supplies, and in doing so, I came across some lace doilies that I had acquired along the way – from a thrift store, I think. Lightning bolt! Why not combine the hoops and the doilies and see how it looks?
Here’s where I started:
Then I just laid the doily on the top of the inner ring of the embroidery hoop
and pushed the top ring over the top and tightened the screw at the top.
And there you have it – EASIEST. TUTORIAL. EVER! 😉
I repeated this with two other doilies and two other hoops. All the hoops are the same size, since that is all that I had on hand, but I think it would be even better to have different sizes for a more varied look. One of my doilies was too small to fit in the embroidery hoop, so I put some tulle in the hoop first and then attached the doily to the tulle with a couple dabs of hot glue. The other one was bigger than the hoop so the fringe of it stuck out behind the hoop – I kind of like how it looks, though!
I temporarily put them up in my bedroom above my gold-dipped vintage chair. I might move them once we redo the main office – we are going to tear out all the wallpaper and beadboard in there so there isn’t any point in putting up anything on the walls yet! I also definitely plan on adding more hoops and doilies of different sizes for bigger impact and a more put together look.
I think the lace doily embroidery hoops look quite sweet and add a nice vintage touch. This would be a great way to display some vintage pieces that have been passed down from a grandmother! I like the way the look near my wooden hanger necklace holder as well. It makes the corner look a little more permanent!
What would you do with empty embroidery hoops? I plan on picking up some more soon and could use some fun ideas!
I have some of my great-grandmother’s tatted doilies that are just kept in a drawer, this would be the perfect way to display them. Ooo, they’d be especially cute in a little girl nursery!
Ooh having them in a girl’s nursery would be SO perfect! I love that idea 🙂 And how cool that you have some of your great-grandmother’s doilies – how sweet! I’d love to see what your display looks like if you end up putting one together!
This is BRILLIANT Erica! SO easy and SO lovely!!!
Thanks, Kristi! I feel like these totally fit your shabby chic/rustic theme you have going at your house! 🙂
Seriously SO easy! I love it. They are super cute and would look great anywhere 🙂
Thanks Bre! Can’t wait to add more to the display!
These are darling, Erica! I love how easy they are to make.
Thanks, Sarah! I love anything that’s quick and easy to make – it means more time for even more crafts!
A. Dor. Able!! I love the vintage vibe. I think we all have grandma’s doilies laying around that need a place to go! Pinning for future reference! 🙂
D’aw, thanks so much Amanda! You are seriously one of my favorite people – thank you so much for all of your kind comments and pins! You rock. And I can’t wait to see what you do with your Grandma’s doilies! 🙂
Great idea and they look so pretty on display like that. I’ve got several old ones just sitting under vases around my house. This would be such a great way to give them a better home. I’m thinking I might paint the hoops in Christmas colors and use them for holiday decor.
Thanks for stopping by, Beverly! And what a great idea! Doilies in painted hoops would make the perfect Christmas decor! 🙂