8 gorgeous DIYs you can make with embroidery hoops

Embroidery hoops might seem like they're only good for one thing, but they have so much more potential beyond holding pretty pieces of cross stitch!
I enjoy embroidery as much as the next person, but sometimes it's fun to mix things up. You won't believe how many cool things you can make with these humble little hoops!
1. Fairy light wreaths (h/t A Bubbly Life)
These fairy light wreaths are so pretty and so easy to put together! They'd make a great Christmas decoration, but you could easily keep them up in your home year-round.
2. Floral sun catcher (h/t Red Leaf Style)
This floral sun catcher is such a pretty twist on the sun catchers you normally see! Give it an extra-personal touch by using flowers from your garden, or pick up dried flowers from a craft store.
3. DIY modern mobile (h/t Dwell Beautiful)
Who said mobiles are just for nurseries? This whimsical triangle mobile would look great in your bedroom or even in your living room!
4. Crocheted photo frames (h/t Lilla Bjorn's Crochet World)
These frames could be used for everything from photos to cross stitch, but the tutorial will show you how to put photos in them. If you don't need any more frames, this could even be a fun base for a handmade dream catcher!
5. Air planter wreath (h/t Oh So Beautiful Paper)
Air plants are perfect for people who don't have much of a green thumb, and these air planter wreaths are such a cool way to display them! These would make a great inexpensive gift.
6. Embroidery hoop clock (h/t Melly Sews)
It's so easy to make a clock you love when you use an embroidery hoop! You could even sew on buttons or other embellishments in place of the numbers you normally see on clocks!
7. Watercolor embroidery hoop art (h/t Darice)
If you love watercolor, this is definitely the project for you! It's so easy to make, and there are so many fun color possibilities here. You could make three or four of these for a great wall display!
8. Farmhouse-style orbs (h/t Hip2Save)
These farmhouse-style orbs only cost a few dollars to make, but they look just like ones I've seen being sold in stores for way more! Not only are they inexpensive, but you can customize them with whatever finish you like.

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