Introduction: Embroidery Hoop Mobile

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Needlework not your thing? Repurpose your old embroidery hoops with this breezy project that will
look great in your loved one’s room.

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Step 1: You Will Need:

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one embroidery hoop

fringe to cover the outer hoop

three 60 in. strands of ribbon

your pick of colored felt

hot glue!

Step 2: Separate Hoops...

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and remove any stickers. Starting at the metal fastener, hot glue fringe along the perimeter of the hoop and let dry.

Step 3: Fold Ribbons in Half...

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lengthwise and tie a knot two inches down from the fold. This will be the loop that you hang your mobile from.

Step 4: Arrange the Ribbons...

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in the center of the inner hoop and hot glue the strands along the outside perimeter.  Don’t worry about positioning the ribbons perfectly--the hearts will determine how the mobile hangs.

Step 5: Tighten the Outer and Inner Hoops Together...

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to secure. Using the felt, cut out a variety of hearts. Be creative with the sizes and pattern choices!

Use a dab of hot glue to adhere double-sided hearts to the ribbons. Hold or hang the mobile by the loop when gluing the hearts to ensure that your mobile hangs evenly.

Let dry and enjoy!


midsummermuse (author)2011-06-24

Great idea! love the bright colors and pom-pom trim :-)

jperkins-2 (author)2011-03-16

Thanks for the inspiration. I did a round up of crafty embroidery ideas that have nothing to do with embroidery and included your fun mobile.

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