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If you’re looking for an alternative, modern way to display your photos, then try repurposing an embroidery hoop. It’s super quick, easy to do and looks great hanging on your wall or propped up on a shelf!


Level: Easy
Method: Brings back memories
Time: Once you have your photos ready you can make this in under an hour

 

Repurposed Embroidery Hoop Photo Frame - Hawthorn Handmade

Ingredients

  • 7-inch Embroidery Hoop
  • 3 x Ribbons - assorted 25cm lengths
  • 3 x A5 Card – assorted colours
  • 3D Foam Sticky Pads
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or square dies and die-cut machine
  • 2 x Decorative paper flowers - 8cm in diameter
  • 3 x Buttons – assorted sizes

Repurposed Embroidery Hoop Photo Frame - Hawthorn Handmade


How to

1. Separate the embroidery hoop into two pieces and lay the 3 lengths of ribbon over the top of the smallest hoop.

Repurposed Embroidery Hoop Photo Frame - Hawthorn Handmade


2. Place the larger hoop over the top, tweak the ribbon to make sure it’s in position. Make sure the ribbon is nice and taught, then tighten the screw to hold them firmly in place. Trim off the excess ribbon behind and use a dab of hot glue to hold the ends in place.

Repurposed Embroidery Hoop Photo Frame - Hawthorn Handmade

 

3. Use a die-cutter and square dies or a ruler and scissors to cut different sized squares from coloured card. 

  • 1 x 6cm x 6cm
  • 2 x 4.3cm x 4.3cm 
  • 5 x 2.5cm x 2.5cm

Hot glue them into position onto the ribbon then glue and layer up the two paper flowers, adding three assorted buttons to the centre.

Repurposed Embroidery Hoop Photo Frame - Hawthorn Handmade

 

4. Finally, attach your photos using 3D sticky foam pads to give dimension. Our photos were;

  • 1 x 4.3cm x 4.3 cm
  • 2 x 2.5cm x 2.5cm
  • 5 x Hearts 2.3cm wide x 2cm high

Repurposed Embroidery Hoop Photo Frame - Hawthorn Handmade

 

Happy crafting!


    Stephanie x
    Founder & Creative Director, Hawthorn Handmade

    Stephanie Carswell - Hawthorn Handmade

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