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Embroidery Hoop Orbs – Easily Make Your Own

Easy to create with just a few supplies these embroidery hoop orbs make great statement pieces! No tools needed. Stain them any color your like.

There’s nothing new under the sun. A wise king named Solomon penned these words years ago. And he was absolutely right. Just when we think we’ve come up with something new – a quick Google search will tell us differently.  Such is the case with these embroidery hoop orbs!

diy embroidery hoop orbs

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I’ve long-loved the industrial look of wood or metal orbs. We have one out on the patio coffee table that’s made of metal. But even one picked up at Target can come with a price tag that is a little steep for such a simple piece.

Wooden embroidery hoops on the other hand are rather inexpensive. And these embroidery hoop orbs are quite easy to make.

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Make your own embroidery hoop orbs

embroidery hoop orbs-make your own


embroidery hoop sphere supplies


Video Tutorial


Step-by-Step Tutorial

stain embroidery hoops

1. Disassemble each embroidery hoop.

2. Using an old rag (or a foam brush) stain all surfaces of each embroidery hoop piece. Let dry.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to stain wood, check out this post. 

hoop screw

3. Slide pieces together to form an orb as shown below. Tighten hoop screws as needed.

stained embroidery hoops

4. Find a place to display and enjoy!

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Do you have any wooden embroidery hoops kicking around? How about some wood stain? You know where I’m going with this…why not make your own embroidery hoop orbs?


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  1. lisa says

    These are stunning, and even though I’m not crafty, I think I can make them. I love the simplicity of such a beautiful decoration. Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  2. Karren Haller says

    I love these orbs and would be perfect for lots of rooms. Your post has been featured on #omhgff and shared and tagged on Instagram and Pinned on Pinterest today. Please stop by and share again this week!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Rita says

    Hi, Shannon, I’m not a blogger, but always looking for great ideas! I have several wine barrel hoops and was wondering if you think it would be possible to do the same idea with??

  4. Angie Jerrell says

    I recd link from Sadie Seasongoods – oh I just love this!!! I am doing this project! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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