35+ Embroidery Hoop Crafts

35+ Embroidery Hoop Crafts

Embroidery hoops are one of those things that are easy to find at thrift stores and yard sales, aren’t they? And they have just so many applications! Obviously, cross stitch and embroidery come to mind right away. But there are a LOT of other embroidery hoop crafts out there that are worth mentioning, especially for upcyclers like you and me.

vintage embroidery hoops

Personally, I prefer vintage embroidery hoops over modern day ones- they just seem sturdier with smoother working hardware. So, I have a hard time leaving those behind if I see them on a thrift store shelf.

Because, I, too, am a sucker for embroidery hoop crafts! Whether I’m making some DIY suncatchers for a large window

diy suncatchers from vintage scarves

Or a spooky decoration for Halloween.

spooky silhouettes as halloween window decor

I also made some embroidery hoop wall art for our old house! Our dining room had a very vintage cottage style to it, so they fit right in.

embroidery hoop wall art with vintage doilies

But no matter how you dice it, there are SO MANY embroidery hoop crafts that you can make. Some are very simple, like my doily wall decor. And others are more involved, as you’ll see in the collection below.

I even worked on a buffalo check Christmas ornament with small hoops for my first book, but they didn’t make the cut!

buffalo check christmas ornament

Either way, if you’ve been looking for some fresh ideas for embroidery hoop crafts, I hope the below collection sparks a creative fire for you!

35+ Embroidery Hoop Crafts

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So, are you inspired by any of the ideas? There are a few that I really want to try- maybe a fresh take on the orbs? Or weaving?! I’d love to make a more modern form of wall decor with some vintage embroidery hoops, that’s for sure.

embroidery hoop craft with christmas wreath material

Fiber arts have never been more popular than they are now- weaving, cross stitch, and punch needlework are EVERYWHERE these days. Talk about what goes around comes around- literally, since embroidery hoops are round and all.


spider web decor for halloween

C’mon, you knew I had to slide a pun in there somewhere, right? 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of embroidery hoop crafts, and that you’ve already got a project (or two) in mind. I think I’ve worked through my stash of thrifted hoops already, so I guess that means I have to go thrifting again soon!

And while I made this cork trivet with a hose clamp, you could DEFINITELY make it with an embroidery hoop, too. Just in case you wanted to add this to your list of possible projects, as well!

Wine cork trivet

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the wine cork trivet idea – I’ll be making that one for sure. By the way, that is a beautiful photograph of you stitching the snowflake. Just lovely.

  2. Edie Wendland says

    Only you Sadie, only you. The orb is really neato.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Oh, that one isn’t mine! Clicking on those thumbnail images takes you to the original post, sometimes on another blogger’s website!

  3. Hilary Milner says

    I’ve noticed your posts don’t allow us to see them in Reader View and it’s a little hard to read them.
    Would you consider activating that option?
    Love your blog and thank you

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Hi, Hilary. Because this blog is my full-time job, it is my sole source of income. Things like Reader View can remove ads and other sponsored content, which forces me to work for free. Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to do that and rely on my blog income to pay my bills. Thank you for understanding.

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