Embroidery hoop spheres

If you’ve ever seen our craft room, you would have noticed our collection of embroidery hoops aaaand since we have a bunch of tacks left over from Kelli’s Restoration Hardware vintage industrial letter knock off project, I decided to combine the stash of hoops with the tacks and whipped up what turned into a few embroidery hoop spheres in no time!

DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres (lollyjane.com)

These were really easy to make but look pricey!

Supplies to make your own Embroidery Hoop Spheres via lollyjane.com

You’ll need just a few supplies to make your own set:

  • 4 sets of 4″ embroidery hoops, (4 hoops for each sphere)
  • Elmers ProBond Advance (or Wood Glue Max)
  • Elmers Clamp Tape
  • Thumb tacks x4 (just for looks)
  • Stain or paint (we used Americana’s gel stain in Maple)
  • Foam brush

These little hoops can be a bit tricky to put together so we bonded them together one hoop at a time so the spheres are very sturdy.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres. Easiest decor you

To make your own:

1- Form the 2 plain hoops + 1 with hardware to make a 3-ring atom shaped hoop, (refer to the top middle picture of the collage,) then glue securely.
2- Use the 4th hoop, (that also has hardware on it,) to wrap it around the 3-ring atom shaped hoops.
3- Remove one of the screws and cross the hardware.
4- Put the screw back into the hardware so the hoops are secure but not too tight to avoid cracking the wooden hoops.
Press tacks where the hoops meet.
5- (Optional) Stain or paint.

Seriously easy, right?

DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres (lollyjane.com)

A few tips while creating your own hoop spheres…

  • If you encounter a little gap like I did on one side simply squeeze a small amount of Elmers ProBond Advance (or wood glue) in between the gap then wrap a 2″ strip of Elmers Clamp Tape until dry and those pieces are stuck firmly together. Wipe excess glue immediately.
  • I used a small hammer to get the tacks firmly in but remember to tap into the hoops gently so you don’t crack the hoops.

Pretty DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres   (lollyjane.com)

DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres. Cute and inexpensive to make!  lollyjane.comHowever you stage these cute spheres, they’re sure easy on the wallet and add a bit of elegance to the space!

DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres   |via @lollyjaneblogDIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres via lollyjane.com

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
  • Erika Buckley - These look so fantastic and expensive! I bet they would look awesome hanging up as well. What color stain did you use? It has such a nice, rich color!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thanks so much, Erika! They’re DecoArt brand gel stain, “Maple”. It’s a great color, so happy you like it too! XOReplyCancel

  • Zelda Behr - Wow love these you always have the most amazing ideas!ReplyCancel

  • keri @ shaken together - LOVE these! Can’t wait to make a few for our bedroom makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah - Seriously??? Love these. This would be great as a possible reuse if someone no longer uses the hoops as well. Terrific!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Perrins - These are adorable! You girls never cease to amaze me!!ReplyCancel

  • Emma - You guys are so creative! I never would’ve thought to do that. So cute.
    EmmaReplyCancel

  • Meghan - These are darling!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Awesome! I love how they look!! When I first glanced at them, I didn’t notice that they were hoops. Super creative!! Pinning :)ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda - Oh my heck cute!!!! I’m gonna make some of these!!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Fynes - This is such a genius idea! They look fabulous, and not too expensive to make!!ReplyCancel

  • lisa at Mabey She Made It - These are gorgeous! I love that you stained them–they look so fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Milla - What a lovely decor accessory this turned out to be. Way to go ladies. Oh and twins rock!ReplyCancel

  • Krista @the happy housie - These are so stunning with the gel stain- love them! Pinned:)ReplyCancel

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  • Beverly {Flamingo Toes} - Oh my goodness you girls are so smart!! I love these – and I have so many hoops lying around. I need to make some up!! Shared on my FB page today because you are so awesome. ;)ReplyCancel

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  • Lynne - Hi!

    Dumb question :)-how did you remove the hardware from the other 3 hoops? It looks like they are riveted in.

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Hi Lynne! Not a dumb question!! We didn’t remove the hardware but just unscrewed the little screw that holds the hoops together is all. :) LMK if you need more instructions, thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • Dorelle Andersen - Love these hoops. Made the sphere (to look like atom with 3 of them 2 plain and l with hardware but I cannot figure out what you mean for the 4th hoop which again has hardware on it.Where you say ” Use the 4th hoop (when wrapping around the “atom” shaped hoops) to screw in between the other hoop that has hardware on it.” I’m absolutely
    lost. Where does this darn hoop go on the outside, of the other 3 or where. I’ve been trying to fiddle with this for over l hr. and am just about in tears. ThanksReplyCancel

    • Lolly Jane - Hi Dorelle,
      Sorry that this project is taking forever! To say it a different way, there are 3 hoops: 2 plain (no hardware) and 2 with hardware. Here’s the new verbiage for the DIY to further explain:

      1- Form the 2 plain hoops + 1 with hardware to make a 3-ring atom shaped hoop, (refer to the top middle picture of the collage,) then glue securely.
      2- Use the 4th hoop, (that also has hardware on it,) to wrap it around the 3-ring atom shaped hoops.
      3- Remove one of the screws and cross the hardware.
      4- Put the screw back into the hardware so the hoops are secure but not too tight to avoid cracking the wooden hoops.
      Press tacks where the hoops meet.
      5- (Optional) Stain or paint.

      Please email if you would like more pictures. I think we can add a video, if that helps, but have updated the post. :) Thanks for your patience! It’s worth it as they’re very pretty displayed!ReplyCancel

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