In a previous blog I talked about embroidery hoops and how to use them.
But, embroidery hoops can also be used as an integral part of a design or project!
Over at the All Things Thrifty Blog, Brooke has transformed ordinary embroidery hoops in varying sizes into a unique (and large) piece of modern art (shown at left) by combining the hoops with paint and plywood.
Toni from the Design Dazzle site went a step further by mounting colorful fabrics in the hoops and has suspended them from the ceiling (shown to the right).
This heads-up piece of art is sure to attract attention!
Heidi at the Budget Wise Home has created a fun wreath by gluing old-fashioned clothespins to a wooden embroidery hoop.
The wreath was then finished with wood stain and sealer and hung from a wide ribbon.
You could also paint the clothespins to match your house color or decor and hang with a printed or polka-dot ribbon.
What a wonderful way to welcome guests to the front door.
And these awesome fabric-filled embroidery hoop organizers from Inspired by It combine both form and function to help store often-needed items close at hand.
I need a few of these organizers in my own workroom!