embroidery hoop + lace = halloween decor?


a quick and satisfying project you can try out this weekend.

i got the idea from ann martin’s blog when she was sharing betz white’s hallowe’en hoop project. such a neat looking craft, and i had all the materials on hand.

leftover embroidery hoops from our dreamcatcher project:

embroidery hoops wooden

lace (in the form of a tattered old doily):

old doily

mwahahaha ;-)

and the usual suspects:

  • black spray paint (acrylic paint or a black permanent marker would work too)
  • fake spider (you can get these anywhere at this time of year, but i’ll show you how i made mine another time)

i spray painted the hoops black.

i popped in the lace and trimmed the overhang with scissors.

i made and added my spider.

spider web doily embroidery hoop

i used a ribbon to hang it up.

embroidery hoop with doily spider web

kinda cool huh?

this is the sort of nutty craft project which will convince my family that i’ve finally gone “over the edge” — well, it’s about time they knew. i’ve been here a while, and it’s a really fun place. thanks for joining me! :-)

happy weekend all!

*** i shared this project with kootooyo’s my creative space. join in every thursday, and visit other creative spaces. tons of inspiration there!

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24 Responses to embroidery hoop + lace = halloween decor?

  1. Angela says:

    Very cool indeed!

  2. Susan Reaney says:

    Boy, is that ever the coolest!


  3. Corey says:

    OMG, I want to do this, like NOW!

  4. Tara Benwell says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to show hubby that there really is a use for a doily! He hates that word.

  5. Melanie says:

    Very Cool indeed. This makes me wish we celebrated Halloween down here.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a peek.

  6. Marti says:

    How cute is that? Love it :)

  7. alycia says:

    wow this is really clever! i think i’ll have to try this out sometime :)

  8. Ann Martin says:

    Wonderful! I love the way you off centered the doily… the spider really looks like he’s crawling along.

  9. I love this idea. How smart, and it’s really cute!

  10. Over the edge… You’re kidding!! They should be so lucky! I’m with you, it’s a great place to be! This is a really cool idea. I’m loving it and would definitely try it!! Thanks also for stopping by my blog. Glad you liked it. I’m a bit like you I think… I’m sure people think my Flotsam Friend dolls are a little out there but I can’t stop making them. They are quirky which is just fine by me! Pruxxx

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  13. Sharon says:

    this is FABULOUS! I am going to attempt this now with the many doily pieces I’ve been collecting. I found you through the pyrex collective–we’re fellow members! :o)

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  15. Very cool! I love the use of unexpected materials.

  16. i have to see evidence that you are nutty. unless that makes me nutty… and then we can be nutty together. cute project! the fun and easy kind are the best.

  17. oh sorry, that was supposed to say “i have YET to see evidence that you are nutty…”

  18. Embroidery says:

    Lovely Art the design is awesome……i really like it……..

  19. alyshajane says:

    This is awesome, love seeing crafty items used different ways.

  20. Morrgan says:

    Haha, what a great idea.

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