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.
Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah wanted a fun and a little bit funky light to hang above the new craft table in her soon-to-be finished basement. Of course, a DIY table for inspiring creativity necessitates a DIY light fixture! Sarah created a cool orb light from embroidery hoops and an Edison bulb. By making her own [...Read More]
Jess from Hilly Country Homebody loves all the sphere décor she has been seeing in the design world lately. Jess knew she could save some cash through DIY and used embroidery hoops and tacks to create her spheres for only $6. This is such an easy project and allows you to customize your spheres with [...Read More]