I have been working on a small project to add some texture and personality to my apartment. My Thrifty String Art Made with Embroidery Hoops was fun to make while I binged on TV shows all weekend.
I have been eyeing pieces like this at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Pier One Imports. I KNEW I could make my own for a fraction of the cost.
This is in conjunction with the Thrifty Style Team for August. Every second Wednesday of each month my talented blogging friends share their most recent thrifty project, home decor or tips for you.
I am excited to show you what I have been up to.
If you can count to four, use a glue gun, have 3 embroidery hoops, non stretch string and bamboo skewers, you can make this project-easy peasy!
You will need:
1-10 inch hoop
1-8 inch hoop
1-4 inch hoop
1-ball non stretch string
strong and sharp scissors
hot glue sticks
Using a hot glue gun attach the skewers to the two largest hoops, in a criss cross pattern. (You can see that I didn’t use the hoops with the screws. This works best for this project. But, if that is all you have, it will be fine.)
Do your best to space them evenly before you hot glue them together.
Once the two largest are attached to the skewers, then add the smallest hoop to the center of the criss cross. Again, do your best to center it.
Now you are ready to begin wrapping your non stretch string around the two outside hoops.
*Use lengths of 1 to two yards of string at a time. Anything longer with knot up and become very frustrating. (Don’t ask me how I know. hehe…)
*Attach the string to the larger hoop with a square knot or hot glue or both.
*Wrap the 10 inch hoop three times.
*On the fourth time, loop down to the 8 inch hoop.
*Wrap the 8 inch hoop three times.
*On the fourth time bring the string up to the 10 inch hoop.
*When your string ends, hot glue it to a hoop and NOT to the string ends. That will be a big fail. Trust me!
TIP: Keep your string taunt. Otherwise your string will hang instead of creating a precise design. Also be care to keep the string laying flat on the hoops. This also creates a smooth look and lines.
Do the same exact thing when wrapping the 8 inch hoop to the 4 inch hoop. As shown above.
You can see the pattern and texture.
At this point it had taken me approximately 3 1/3 hours. It is lots of wrapping and untangling. Just be patient.
For the center, I criss crossed the string back and forth through the center skewer. It is a simple look, without taking away from the outside hoop design.
This was such a fun project! I think you could add streamers of string, yarn or lace to make a dream catcher. You could also attach sequins, buttons or glitter for a touch of glam. The choice is yours.
This is a template to get you started. I can’t wait to hear about your own Thrifty String Art Made with Embroidery Hoops! Wouldn’t these be amazing gifts, party decorations or ideal for a boho style room or porch?
Thanks for joining me today! See a few more of me Thrifty Style Team ideas here, here, or here.
Let’s see what the other fabulous Thrifty Style Team designers have created!
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- Cheap No Sew Curtain for the RV by Chatfield Court
- DIY Boxwood Wreath by Creekline House
- Updated Painted Metal Lanterns by Cottage at the Crossroads
- Thrifty String Art Made With Embroidery Hoops by Meegan Makes
- When An Idea is Worth the Risk by Duke Manor Farm
My dad took up macrame and hook loop when he retired, just like Rosie Greer, and there was always a supply of string around. I never caught on, think I was more interested in boys about then, same reason I never learned to sew from my mom. Oh how I’d change those things now!
Beautiful. I love it!