Rebecca Quandt fell head over heels for West Elm’s Veneer Spheres, but that didn’t mean she was ready to drop $29 on them! She says, “I find it particularly unnecessary to purchase things that I can easily make for $3.00.” Rebecca was able to create her own spheres using a couple of embroidery hoops from […Read More]
I am sure you are no stranger to the decorative orbs that are often seen adorning mantels, shelves, and tabletops. Leanne Lee aka “The DIY Diva” shows how simple they are to make for a fraction of the cost using embroidery hoops, which are inexpensive and readily available at craft stores. Plus, it only takes […Read More]
Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? But the price tags? Like Colleen from Lemon Thistle, you probably can’t justify spending over two hundred dollars on a mirror. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a mirror that looks very similar to Anthropologie’s! For this knock off, Colleen grabbed an embroidery hoop from the craft store and had […Read More]
Doreen from Hymns and Verses wanted to create wooden spheres for her son’s upcoming wedding reception that is being held in an old cigar factory. They needed quite a few of the spheres, which would make them very expensive to purchase. Instead, Doreen got creative and had a crafty gathering with the bride and her […Read More]
Jessica of Dear Emmeline was inspired by a fellow blogger to create a geometric pendant light with tons of style but not tons of work! Jessica created the orb-shaped frame by simply connecting embroidery hoops. She then fed through a pendant light kit, popped in a filament bulb, and voila! This light fixture looks waaay pricier than the expense of a couple of embroidery hoops!
Christin from Pregnant with Power Tools loves “décor that goes beyond the norm,” like the armillary which she describes as scientific, mysterious, and gorgeous. You can add expensive to that list since even a “cheap” one from Pottery Barn cost $130! Thankfully, Christin shares at Someday Crafts how she made her own for less than $10 using embroidery hoops and a thrifted candlestick. She says, “There are so many ways you can personalize this! More rings, or fewer, with or without arrow or inner sphere, different bases, colors, sizes!!! I can’t wait to see what you make!”
The thrifty lady over at Fifty Five South was inspired to amp up her use of decorative accessories that reflect the rustic, earthy style she loves. When she saw an “incredibly easy and cheap West Elm knock-off DIY project” that involved layering embroidery hoops to make a sphere, she couldn’t help but “pounce” on it. The hoops only cost her $2.20, making this a project that can’t be beat when it comes to ease or expense.
If you have childhood toys sitting in boxes and have wondered what in the world you will ever do with them, Meream from Bored and Crafty has an entire series dedicated to creative repurposes for childhood toys. One upcycle involves turning them into fun and quirky rocking animals perfect for gathering on shelves or even using as ornaments. Meream attached her plastic animals to embroidery hoops and then glammed them up with gold spray paint.
We all know the excitement of seeing something we like in a catalog and realizing “Hey! I can totally make that!” Gail from Purple Hues and Me was right on when she thought she could replicate a wooden wall plaque from Ballard. She gathered some large embroidery hoops and used glue to easily recreate the design.