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How To Make Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor Using A Sharpie

Happy Monday y’all! I´m so so excited about today´s post and can´t wait to show you how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie! For the longest time I´ve been looking for an embroidery hoop here where I live in Spain, but without any luck. I guess embroidery isn´t populare here. Anyways, the universe brought one to me, cause when I went to Goodwill, I found this pretty big hoop for $2!


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How To Make Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor Using A Sharpie

There are so many beautiful ideas on Pinterest about what to do with an embroidery hoop and at first, I wanted to make a wreath out of it. I might still do that in the future, when I feel like changing things up. For now I made this Home Sweet Home Wall Decor and I might hang it on my front door as a welcome sign.


1.  What I´ve used:

– embroidery hoop like this one

– white fabric or dropcloth [I used a piece of white fabric leftover that used to be a table cloth]

– black sharpie like this one [ a thinner (not too thin!) sharpie works best]

– faux greenery, not shown on the first photo [I bought mine at the dollar store,  these or these are similar and would look great too]

hot glue gun to glue on the greenery [not shown on the first photo]


2. Place fabric over the inner ring of the embroidery hoop. Press outer ring down around the inner ring of the hoop and tighten screws. Cut off any excess fabric around the hoop.


how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie kreativk.net


3. Prepare your letters or quote. I printed out ¨home sweet home¨ in my favourite fonts. Here you can download it and use it if you like.

4. Stick the printout on the back of the fabric inside the hoop.

5. You can see how the print shines through the fabric, which is great for tracing.

6. Trace the letters with a pencil onto the fabric.


how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie kreativk.net


7. Write over the pencil with your sharpie.

8. Cut apart the greenery and arrange it to your liking. Then, with a hot glue gun, glue it onto the embroidery hoop to cover up the screws.

And that´s it basically! There are so many fun fonts or quotes you can use. I used ¨Home Sweet Home¨ because this house is finally going to be ours and it feels great!


how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie kreativk.net



how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie kreativk.net



how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie kreativk.net



how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie kreativk.net



how to make embroidery hoop wall decor using a sharpie kreativk.net


I´d love for you to pin this!!!

how to make embroidery hoop wall art using a sharpie kreativk.net


So tell me, what would you do with an embroidery hoop??? I´m determined to find more of these, even here in Spain it must be possible, lol, and then I´d love to make more of these fun little DIY´s with them… maybe smaller ones this time.

Thanks so much for visiting today, I hope you´re enjoying August!!!



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  • Audra Hirr
    29/06/2018 at 19:41

    Thank you for this idea! I did one for our bedroom with red roses and accompanying wall buckets. It finished off an awkward wall space so well. I used “And so together they built a life they loved”. Absolutely amazed at the ease and the beauty of this project.

    I’m doing another one next month for a 4 year old princess for her birthday, and I will use the the quote from Cinderella – Have Courage
    Be Kind
    My darling

  • Keri
    27/08/2017 at 04:29

    Katrin, this is such a beautiful wall decor piece!! Love the greenery you added to the edge. Seriously so pretty!! I’m on the lookout for several embroidery hoops for my kiddos’ room and I have yet to check Goodwill but it sounds like that’s the place to get them. Your wall art is amazing!! Great job friend!!

    • Katrin
      27/08/2017 at 09:21

      Thanks so much!! I can envision them so so pretty in a girls room!! I´m sure you´ll find them and make something beautiful with them!

  • Susan @ Under the Butternut Tree
    20/08/2017 at 05:54

    So quick and relatively easy and I would never have thought of it. Thanks for sharing it! Congratulations on being a featured blogger at Sundays at Home.

    • Katrin
      20/08/2017 at 08:34

      Thank you so much Susan, that was such a surprise 🙂

  • Beverly
    19/08/2017 at 17:18

    I love this, Katrin! What a fun idea for easy wall decor. It looks great. This was the Most Clicked from last week’s Snickerdoodle Party and all of the co-hosts will be featuring it at today’s party. It’s featured in our party reminder email, too. Thanks for partying with us!

    • Katrin
      20/08/2017 at 08:33

      That´s amazing, thank you so much Beverly, that made my weekend 🙂

  • Christina Makri
    18/08/2017 at 08:04

    I always enjoy Katrin to read your posts. Your projects, are simple, chic and beautiful and this embroidery hoop wall decor is not an exception!

    • Katrin
      18/08/2017 at 08:40

      You´re so sweet, thank you so much Christina!!

  • Jelica
    18/08/2017 at 02:34

    Hey Katrin! I just wanted to pop over to let you know that I chose this project as my fave from last week’s Sweet Inspiration linky 🙂 It’ll be featured tomorrow 🙂

    • Katrin
      18/08/2017 at 08:40

      That is awesome news, Thank you so much Jelica 🙂

  • Susanne
    17/08/2017 at 00:31

    This is such a great idea! And I love how simple it is to make, I am awful with stencils so your way of lettering it is genius!!

    • Katrin
      17/08/2017 at 18:10

      You´re so kind, Thank you Susanne!!

  • Amber Harrop
    16/08/2017 at 01:05

    The funny thing is I would be neater sewing this that writing it lol – I love it Katrin

    • Katrin
      16/08/2017 at 14:33

      haha, I wish I could too! I needed the print out underneath!!

  • Carol@BlueskyKitchen
    15/08/2017 at 14:19

    Katrin, This hoop is so simple, yet so classy. Thanks for the tutorial and the idea and the printable.

    • Katrin
      15/08/2017 at 16:50

      Thank you so much Carol, that is so sweet of you 🙂

  • Kaitlin | Eight Pepperberries
    14/08/2017 at 13:19

    Using a sharpie is a genius idea!! I’ve always loved embroidery hoop wall decor, but I don’t have the talent for sewing so I’ve never tried doing it. But this is a tutorial I can follow! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party, I’ll be featuring it at this weeks party =) Have a great week! xo, Kaitlin

    • Katrin
      14/08/2017 at 15:38

      Yes, I know, same here and this is really fun and easy! Thank you so much Kaitlin, makes me so happy 🙂

  • Angie ~ Ambient Wares
    13/08/2017 at 20:03

    Katrin, this is so beautiful. Love how you can see through the cloth to transfer the lettering. I always love a learning new ways to transfer! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Funtastic Friday!

    • Katrin
      14/08/2017 at 09:15

      Thank you so much Angie!!

  • Laurie
    11/08/2017 at 19:37

    Katrin, This is incredibly beautiful! Love this project and can’t wait to try it!

    • Katrin
      12/08/2017 at 08:28

      Thanks so much Laurie!

  • Sandra L Garth
    09/08/2017 at 21:52

    So many possibilities for the holidays, thanks for planting the idea!

    • Katrin
      09/08/2017 at 22:15

      True, that will be fun!!! Thanks Sandra 🙂

  • Chloe Crabtree
    09/08/2017 at 03:48

    I have been so in love with the “skinny” wreaths of late and that is what this pretty wall decor reminds me of. I am amazed how you did this with a sharpie! What a beautiful decoration for your home! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

    • Katrin
      09/08/2017 at 09:20

      Oh I love skinny wreaths and this might turn into one of those one day…unless I find more hoops somewhere here 😉 Thanks so much for visiting Chloe!

  • Marie
    08/08/2017 at 17:44

    This is really cute, Katrin! Love its simplicity and how easy it is to make. Pinned

    • Katrin
      09/08/2017 at 09:18

      Thanks Marie!!

  • Ellen
    07/08/2017 at 22:44

    Your kreativity never ceases to amaze me! I grew up using embroidery hoops in their traditional manner. My Gram felt that every girl should be able to play the piano, serve tea and do embroidery/needlepoint! Alas, I was a bit of a disappointment in all aspects except drinking the tea! I find your use of the hoop a vast improvement over the needle and thread approach. The greenery is a beautiful finishing touch. You are becoming the Queen of Sharpies! Thank-you for this lovely post, as always!

    • Katrin
      09/08/2017 at 09:17

      Aw Thank you so so much Ellen! I´d love to do embroidery, but I´m afraid it wouldn´t turn out the way I envision it, lol. So I rather use a sharpie… haha.

  • Ardith
    07/08/2017 at 16:38

    This is so very pretty, Katrin! Thank you for sharing the how to as well. Cheers, Ardith

    • Katrin
      07/08/2017 at 20:50

      Thank yo Ardith, I´m so happy you like it 🙂

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    07/08/2017 at 16:10

    Congrats with the house. It’s always lovely to know when a place is really yours and not just temporarely. One does feel quite differently about things too. One can finally really be “at home”. I do hope your sign has got a place of honour in that wonderful house/home of yours!
    Have a great week,

    • Katrin
      07/08/2017 at 20:50

      Yes, absolutely, Thank you so much Marjan 🙂

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    07/08/2017 at 15:03

    This looks so adorable, Katrin! I love it and I hope you’ll find some more embroidery hoops. There must be some available in Spain.
    Have a great week! 🙂
    xo Julia

    • Katrin
      07/08/2017 at 20:49

      Thanks so much Julia! I hope so too, I want to make more decor with them now…

  • Michelle
    07/08/2017 at 12:56

    I’m sooooo happy that the house is almost yours Katrin. It makes such a difference when you know you change anything you want without having to ask permission first and your embroidery hoop sign is just the perfect way to welcome guests to your new home. Strange that they’re not easy to find where you stay, I would have thought the were common all over the place.

    • Katrin
      07/08/2017 at 20:49

      Thanks Michelle! It does make a difference and my head is spinning with ideas, lol. My husband said to write a list with all of the things we want to do to the house and I had that list long done, even when we weren´t sure we´d buy it, haha.

  • Mary
    07/08/2017 at 12:47

    I can’t believe they don’t have them in Spain. Here in Greece there are plenty in all the embroidery and sewing stores. No matter, you got lucky when you found this one all across the pond. Love how it is so simple yet so, so pretty. It would be the perfect piece to add in your entrance.

    • Katrin
      07/08/2017 at 20:47

      You know, I have to check in sewing stores, I hadn´t thought of that… I might have luck. Thanks for the idea! Thanks Mary! 😉