Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Embroidery Hoop Orbs

Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting today!

I’ve long-loved the industrial look of wood or metal orbs. We have several throughout our home. One our mantel that’s made of metal and a vintage dough bowl filled with a variety of wood and twig ones. But even one picked up at a discount store can come with a price tag that is a little steep for such a simple piece. 

I have seen Embroidery Hoop Orb tutorials all over the internet and Pinterest. These embroidery hoop orbs are quite easy to make and are really inexpensive. I threw these little babies together in under an hour – and I made two for under $5! Yep you heard me right!
The best part? There’s no glue required. 

Here’s what you’ll need: 
  • 4 embroidery hoops (I used two 6″ and two 4″ to make one 6″ and one 4″ orb) 
  • stain 
  • brushes 
  • rag 

First, you’ll want to separate all the embroidery hoops. 

Next, brush the stain onto each hoop – on the inside, the outside, and the edges. Let the stain sit for a little while (I waited about 30 minutes), and then take your rag and rub off any extra stain on the hoops. 

To assemble them, use the two “inside” pieces of the embroidery hoops and slide one inside the other. Add a third hoop (one of the outer edges) and tighten it until the hoop has completely closed. Add the fourth hoop around all three of them, and tighten it as much as you can. 

And there you have it! They make a great industrial decorative item to add to any shelf, tabletops, or a vignette! 

What quick decorating ideas do you use around your home?

Wishing you a sun filled day!

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