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Here's a quick and easy way to make a lightweight embroidery hoop out of a plastic take-away container. It only took me about an hour for my first try, figuring it out as I went. 
I used my completed hoop to embroider something for another 'ible, please check it out too!

Step 1: You need...

  • A plastic container with a lid that 'clicks' into place. E.g. a take-away container, or a small ice cream tub container
  • A Stanley/Utility knife, or an X-acto knife. Any knife strong enough to cut through plastic
  • Strong pair of scissors
Some other optional stuff:
  • Nail File/Sandpaper (not shown)
  • Duct tape (not shown)
  • Wire/pipe cleaners
<p> <br>piggleliggle, thank you so much. i'm in the army, so jumping to the store and buying an embroidery hoop isn't really a choice. u saved my ass, man. thank you.</p>
<p>Thank you! You're such a lifesaver. I love getting pho to go, so I'll be able to make lots of hoops in a pinch!</p>
<p>fantastic! I have a group of kids that I want to do basic t-shirt screening with.... But the idea of purchasing expensive hoops for a craft project.... This solves two issues for me... What to do with the Chinese takeout containers I have (there are many) and how to make inexpensive hoops!! Awesome!</p>
<p>fantastic! I have a group of kids that I want to do basic t-shirt screening with.... But the idea of purchasing expensive hoops for a craft project.... This solves two issues for me... What to do with the Chinese takeout containers I have (there are many) and how to make inexpensive hoops!! Awesome!</p>
What a great idea!
fantastic idea, I have an ice cream tub that would work perfect for that, much cheeper as well, cheers for sharing this I intend to make one for my embroidery, :)
That's awesome, I'd like to see a photo of it when you've completed it :D And thanks :D
Brilliant!
That is a really smart idea, nicely done!
What a cool idea!

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