Don’t you just love a re-purposed item that can go decorative, especially for a DIY wedding? Well, our focus today is the humble but amazingly versatile embroidery hoop! Who would have imagined this simple wooden ring could go from tabletop accents to overhead decorations, from signage frames to wedding favors? But yes, thanks to the creative and crafty ideas we’re sharing here, you can work that same magic with embroidery hoops for your own wedding. Come take a look and choose a project!
Wedding Decorations You Can Make with Embroidery Hoops
Depending on your wedding theme, these simple circles can take on distinctly different looks. Go artsy with an assemblage of hoops containing round mirrors and glued together in a sculptural effect (1). Create a modern cake table backdrop featuring black, white and geometric-print fabrics (2). Or bring on the romance with wall art made of hoops holding vintage lace and doilies (3).
Embroidery hoops are ideal for overhead accents, too! They’re lightweight and have a built-in metal catch for easy hanging. For outdoor weddings, ribbon “chimes” suspended from trees (4) would add a touch of whimsy to the scene. If your theme is bohemian, how handy would these hoops be for crafting your own doily dreamcatchers (5) trimmed with beads and feathers. And for the most delightful wedding buffet signs (6), why not embroider the simple text and hang the hoops with ribbon?
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Stylish tabletop elements can be crafted from these wooden rings as well. A popular option is to use them for table numbers—whether you go for an eco-friendly, organic look using faux moss (7) or the sentiment of hand-embroidered numbers on muslin fabric (8).
For a shabby chic theme, personal “love” signs embroidered on burlap (9) would make darling place setting accents. While a really creative idea would be to print your menus on fabric and frame them in little embroidery hoops (11). And your “Mr. and Mrs.” signs (12) can be handily displayed in these circular frames, too!
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Favors and Keepsakes
Sharing the love to guests, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride and groom through embroidery-hoop crafts couldn’t be sweeter. Take the collage approach, using floral fabric, paper flowers, and bits of crocheted doily to make country-style art (10). Or create a “sweetheart” keepsake out of vintage buttons (13) stitched onto wool flannel.
Finally, prepare memorable pieces for yourselves, too. Bid guests farewell with chalkboard-style thank you signs (14)—then hang these in your new home as wedding mementos!
We’ve got our own faves among these embroidery hoop decorations. And we’d love to hear yours! Let us know in the comments below.
1 – Ruffled (tutorial) / 2 – The Lab Event, via Brides.com / 3 – Abigail Bobo Photography, via Chic Vintage Brides / 4 – Sherry Heck Photography, via Cake Events Blog / 5 – Bella Mumma (tutorial) / 6 – Annabella Charles Photography, via Wedding Chicks / 7 – Crafted Blog (tutorial) / 8 – Becca Wood Photography, via Style Me Pretty / 9 – Celebrations at Home / 10 – Ashley Ann Photography / 11 – Erin J. Saldana Photography, via Green Wedding Shoes / / 12 – Megan Clouse, via Brides.com / 13 – Carolyn’s Homework / 14 – Erin J. Saldana Photography, via Green Wedding Shoes