Halloween Embroidery Hoop Art | Occasionally Crafty: Halloween Embroidery Hoop Art

Monday, October 24

Halloween Embroidery Hoop Art

I originally created this for a guest post at Love and Sugar Kisses.

I had a lot of fun putting together a fun Halloween project for you.  I came up with this cute Halloween Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging.

I have to give a shout-out to Nike from Thrive, who turned me on to these cute  Riley Blake's Halloween Fabrics.  (You can see how she used them here).  They are just so darn cute.  I picked out some of my favorite characters to use in my Halloween decorating.  Let me tell you- I am not so much into the ghoulish side of Halloween decor.  I like to keep it fun and cute, and these little guys fit the bill.

Anyway, here's what you need:
3 5 inch embroidery hoops
1/2 yard of fabric- solids or small prints work best
A printer and paper (or a really good eye!)
Felt- I used craft felt in white, black, and green
Fine-tip marker or fabric pen/paint
Hot glue
A quick note- I kind of worked backwards from what might be logical to you.  I put my fabric in the hoops first, then decorated them.  You might want to go the opposite way.  It doesn't really matter, as long as you get your decorated fabric centered in your hoop.
1.  Cut fabric to fit your embroidery hoop.  You should have enough to pull it taut, and have extra sticking out on all sides.  Do this for all three hoops.

When you like how it looks, cut off the excess.  I place my scissors right against the hoop and cut in a circle.

Finish up by drawing a line of hot glue along the edge of the fabric to seal it and hold it in place.

2.  Print your embellishment patterns and cut them out.  I found some .jpg images online, so just do a google search for what you want.  

3.  Trace your images onto felt and cut out.

4.  Adhere to the fabric using hot glue or fabric glue.  I'm a little bit of a lazy crafter, so I just hot glued them on.
5.  I used a ruler to mark the lines on my mummy.

And don't forget his little green face!

6.  Outline details with fine-tip marker or fine tipped bottle of fabric paint.

7.  Add words to your fabric by freezer paper stenciling- or you could even use letter stickers or regular stencils.  A great tutorial for freezer paper stenciling can be found here.

8.  Determine how far apart you want your hoops to hang, and cut 2 strips of ribbon to match, leaving an extra 1/2 inch for gluing.  Glue to the inside back of each embroidery hoop to connect them.

9.  Tie a bow and glue it to the top.

10.  Hang it up and admire your creation!

I know Halloween is almost here, but this didn't take me much time- you could easily make it in an afternoon (or evening!)

I'm linking up to some fun parties this week- go party along with me!




  1. This is way cute! Nice job, great idea, and awesome tutorial.


  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. How fun!! So cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!


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