DIY/ embroidery hoop/ fabric/ gallery wall/ spray paint


Ever since I saw gallery walls put together with fabric covered embroidery hoops, I’ve been in love!
And I’ve been racking my brain about where to put them!  I mean how easy would they be to make?!
All you need are some hoops, some fabulous fabric, and art is born!  Love!
Let’s take a little look at some amazing galleries!

the purl bee
for Arts Sake


sweet jesse
Pretty, pretty, pretty!
So in enter my desire to make a fabric covered embroidery hoop!
While out at the fabric store one day with my little brood, my daughter found the prettiest yellow fabric!
I had to buy it, and I knew just what I was going to do with a little piece of it!
Make my very own hoop!
  • I bought a wooden embroidery hoop from Michaels
  • And because I like to spray paint, I sprayed it Antique White to match everything else I’ve got goin’ on in my home!
  • Then when it was all dry, I covered the hoop with the fabric.  Just make sure to pull the fabric tight, but not too tight, as you don’t want the fabric to become warped.
  • Hang!

So easy.  So pretty.  Love!
Stay tuned to see where I’ve put it!

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    What a great idea! I think I know where this is going . . . 🙂

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    What a lovely idea. Really like the idea for the baby room.

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Love this idea!

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    Eva - Ideal Accents Designs
    August 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    I’ve been meaning to do this too and I love the fabric you found – which store was it?

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    These are so cute! I will definitely have to keep this project in mind for when I redecorate my girl’s room! Thanks for sharing!

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    adorable! I love the one where they are hanging above the crib. So smart! Love your new fabric too 🙂

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    August 18, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    I love the hoops too! I have a few pics pinned on Pinterest. Yours looks great. I love the fabric!

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    Carmie of the Single Nester
    August 18, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    I have some hoops that I have been wanting to do something with. I am lazy 🙂 It’s all in the choice of fabrics if you ask me.

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen
    August 18, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    What a great idea! I’ve never seen these done before. I love it.

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    August 19, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    love this! thanks for sharing yours and others! beautiful!

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    Ali Richardson
    August 19, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    GORGEOUS!! I too am in love with the hoops 😉 I have a ton of them waiting for the right inspiration. Thanks for reminding me how much I love the look of them!!

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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    August 19, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Those fabric hoops are so pretty! Now I’m racking my brain on where I could hang some around here… 🙂
    Hope you have a good weekend, Jo-Anna!

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    August 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    This is genius! I’ve never seen this before. I am going to do this, for sure! I bought some fabric the other day, simply because I loved it, no idea what I will do with it. Maybe I do now! Thank you!


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    August 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Love your hoop-la! SO CUTE, what a darling sunny yellow print. I so want to do some hoop-la myself. Thanks for linking, winks-jen

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    August 21, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    love that fabric!!! Great project so I’ll be on the lookout for vintage fabrics at my local thrift shops!

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    August 21, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    I’ve also never seen this before…but I love it! The one with the hoops above the crib made me think of planets…I may have to find some marbled and tye-dyed fabrics to make the different planets if we ever make the space-themed nursery my husband wants. 🙂

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    August 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    I have just recently done up my craft room and seen these when looking for some inspiration so I have bought some fabric, Amy Butler of course and hoops and will be doing the same as you, spray paint hehe and then I can’t wait to hang them around, LOVE yours super CUTE!


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    Natasha in Oz
    August 22, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    They are so amazing and yours looks gorgeous! I just wish that I could find a way to get those hoops at a better price. They are so expensive brand new over here in Australia!

    Thanks for the tips too.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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    August 22, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Ooo, I love this!! I really need to do this…I’ve seen many versions but I love the “collage” walls you posted. Your blog looks fabulous, can’t wait to read some more! And thanks for stopping by mine!

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    August 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    I came for SRC….the brownies look amazing, but I am leaving with huge inspiration to do this on mybedroom wall! What a gorgeous amazing idea!

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    August 23, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    Thanks for sharing all of these inspirational pages….how fun! And your hoop turned out darling!

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    Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts
    August 23, 2011 at 3:05 AM

    what a great inspiration for my little ladies room!! thank you!!


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    August 23, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    I love it! I had picked up a few hoops at a garage sale earlier this summer with plans on doing this! I love all the pictures you included in your post… I’ll have to pin a few : )

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    Erin of
    August 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Your hoop-la is such a great idea for incorporating color and pattern. I LOVE IT! I haven’t seen anything like it and that can be hard to say in the blog-o-sphere!

    I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

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    [email protected]
    August 27, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    wow I love that bright yellow fabric! I hope you will link up here:

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    March 9, 2015 at 4:19 PM


    Love this!! What do you do with any extra fabric in the back of the hoop? Your hoops don’t show any excess when hung on the wall.

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      [email protected]
      March 9, 2015 at 8:01 PM

      Hi Dori! I just trimmed the excess fabric off of the back with my scissors!

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