Valentine’s Day Embroidery Hoop Art

Happy Friday!  Woo Hoo.  We’ve made it through another week, for me it was my first full week of dieting.  I consider Fridays to be more of a ‘cheat’ day…  so I kinda look forward to it for a number of reasons {hee-hee}.

I’m guessing you’ve noticed that Valentine’s Day seems to be a big theme around here lately. Yay for the celebration of love.  I thought today I would share some fun Valentine’s Day Embroidery Hoop Art ideas with you.  I actually have three options to be exact.  They each have a sweetness to them.  Better yet, they can all be adapted with fabrics/colors that fit your decor for use all year round!

Simple and fun DIY Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Art with livelaughrowe.comI have a MAD love for embroidery hoops…  however, I haven’t had a ton of experience with them.  I have a couple in my work room and I’m now selling them in my shop.  So, if you choose not to make them, swing on over and buy one.  Sometimes I like easy too.  Alrightly, let’s grab a few supplies:

Suppies for DIY Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Art with livelaughrowe.com

Supplies for Valentine’s Day Embroidery Hoop Wall Art:

4″ embroidery hoops (or hoop size of choice)
Fabric
Red and White Embroidery Floss
Needle
Buttons
Yarn Pom Poms (check out my yarn pom pom tutorial)

Now, if you’re completely new to putting a hoop together, I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to place the fabric.  It’s incredibly simple.  When I first started crafting with them, I wondered how to finish the backs too.  Oy vey!

Fabric Covered Embroidery Hoop.

Sometimes I think the use of the embroidery hoop can be over thought… however, they can be used to frame some pretty fabric too!  That is so incredibly easy to do and that’s the first one I’m sharing with you.  I bought this super cute floral hearts in red fabric from Sew Deerly Loved.

Step by Step to Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Art with livealaughrowe.com

One:
Cut fabric to fit your hoop.  For the 4″ hoop, I cut a piece of fabric approximately 6″x6″ in size.  I like to line mine with a muslin too, eliminating the ‘see-through’ effect if the fabric is thin.

Two:
Place in your hoop and pull tight.

Three:
Trim the fabric.

Four:
Fold over and glue down. (Another option is to cover the back with felt; however, that’s not my preference.)

Stitched Button Flowers Embroidery Hoop.

The next hoop is using buttons and embroidery floss.  Creating button flowers is super cute and doable for sewers of all ages.  Each of my stems average 5 stitches, then I would add a leaf on occasion.

Sewing on buttons as flowers to fabric for Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop ArtI always start with the middle button and work from there.   For this I like to stitch everything on  first, then remove from the hoop to add a piece of muslin to hide the stitches.

stitching on buttons as flowers for Valentine's Day hoop artI don’t think the stitching looks bad by any means, but the perfectionist in me says, “cover it up!”  Rather than seeing what is pictured, the back would look like what is pictured above in steps 3 and 4.

Pom Pom Embroidery Hoop Art.

Last but not least, I think this one has a sweet surprise.  You’ll simply cover your hoop with a solid or printed fabric, then add a yarn pom pom with glue (or you can stitch it on as well)!  How sweet it that?

Add a pom pom to fabric in an embroidery hoop for some embroidery hoop art fun All three of these embroidery hoops are super easy and super cute!

DIY Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoops with livelaughrowe.comThe only question left to ask is, “What will you create?”
(or feel free to swing by my shop, House 129)

I’ll be linking up at Between Naps on the Porch
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Comments

  1. says

    My first full week of dieting too!! 2 lbs down :) i love embroidery hoops, they always look adorable no matter what you put in them. I like the button flowers the best!

  2. says

    Love, love these, especially the red one with flowers. Is that vintage fabric? I have several vintage table cloths that have holes I bought long time ago just to be able to use fabric for things like this. I’ve thought of using them and embroider over some of images on them to highlight images. Great post, have seen these but not yet done any. Have lots of hoops bought from thrift stores. You have completely inspired me. Think I’ll hang them in our guest bath. Happy weekend

    • Pat C. says

      How adorable! I love the idea of using small hoops, because they can be grouped together without being overwhelming. Thanks for the great tutorials–which I’ve already bookmarked and pinned! xoxo

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