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
  • 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'll ever make! :) via lollyjane.com

Seriously easy, right?

DIY Embroidery Hoop Spheres (lollyjane.com)

A few tips while creating your own hoop spheres…

  • Make 3 hoops look like an atom; of those 3 hoops only one should have the hardware on it.
  • Use the 4th hoop (when wrapping around the “atom” shaped hoops) to screw in between the other hoop that has hardware on it.
  • If you encounter a little gap like I did on one side simply squeeze a small amount of Elmers ProBond Advance in between the gap then wrap a 2″ strip of Elmers Clamp Tape until dry and those pieces are stuck firmly together.
  • Lightly stain (or paint) your sphere and for an added industrial look, press a tack into the intersection where the 3 “atom” hoops meet. I used a small hammer to get those suckers in!
  • Place individually on top of books in a bookcase or in a bowl with moss balls or mini globes. Lots of cute possibilities! ;)

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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!

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  1. 1

    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!

    • 2

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

  2. 3

    Wow love these you always have the most amazing ideas!

  3. 4

    LOVE these! Can’t wait to make a few for our bedroom makeover!

  4. 5

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

  5. 6

    These are adorable! You girls never cease to amaze me!!

  6. 7

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

  7. 8

    These are darling!

  8. 9


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

  9. 10

    Oh my heck cute!!!! I’m gonna make some of these!!

  10. 11

    This is such a genius idea! They look fabulous, and not too expensive to make!!

  11. 12

    These are gorgeous! I love that you stained them–they look so fabulous.

  12. 13

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

    • 14

      Thanks Milla! Do you have twinners? ;)

      • 15

        No children :) I have a twin though. And we blog together too! So cool.

  13. 16

    These are so stunning with the gel stain- love them! Pinned:)

  14. 17

    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps} Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous} If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you’ll be in business! {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

  15. 18

    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. ;)

  16. 19

    Hi girls! These hoop spheres are so cool. I like your blog.

  17. 21



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

    Thank you!

    • 22

      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!


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