Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath

Today I'd like to show you how I made this 'wreath' from an old embroidery hoop.  
I'm calling it a wreath after reading this definition:
Wreath:  something intertwined or arranged in a circular shape.
I chose one of several hoops that I found at a yard sale.
Clearly, I have a few!
After taking the hoop apart, both pieces were painted with black craft paint.
After they dried, I cut a piece of spider web fabric slightly larger than the hoops. 
Glue was applied to the outside of the smaller hoop and the inside of the larger one.  The fabric was draped over the smaller hoop and the larger one was added and tightened with the small screw.
The excess on the back, was trimmed with scissors.
It was time to decorate!  First, pompom fringe was added with hot glue.

Next on the list?  A Bow!
I started with a piece of 6" wide black, sparkly tulle that was 20" long.  It was folded in half with a little overlap.
I pinched it in the middle to make the start of the bow. 
After dove-tail cutting, I added 3 pieces of the purple ribbon cut to 8"
There are only 2 pieces in this photo.  I added a third when I looked at it and thought it needed one more.
Then I added one 6" piece of orange and tied them in the middle with string.
A black rose was added to hide the string and the bow was tied to the wreath.
At this point, I looked at it and thought it still needed something.
So I added a spider attached to the back with a thumbtack.
Even with the spider, it still didn't seem finished.
So I gave it a little 'Boo'...

...and declared it 'complete'!

Do you have a creative use for embroidery hoops?  As you saw, there are a few more in need of some love.  Please share your ideas in the comments!

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  1. I love this, Ann! It's so festive. I just bought two very large hoops at the thrift store. Great inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Kim. I'm thinking of some other ways to use the rest of them. As you know, I have a few more!

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    1. Thank you...I don't like too much creepy! lol

  3. This is such a cute project Ann! One more way I can use to clear out my craft bins. I have so many hoops in there and this is just perfect!

    1. I'm happy to help, Denise. If you think of more ideas, let me know...I've got a few myself!

  4. That's so cute, what a clever way to reuse an old embroidery hoop.

    1. Thank you, Julie. Now to figure out what to do with the rest of them!

  5. Super cute Halloween wreath, Ann! Love the spider hanging down from it too.

    1. Thanks, Marie. Embroidery hoops make wreath-making so easy!

  6. I love this!! The lace is perfect. Thanks for sharing at the Share the Wealth Party!

  7. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com!

    1. I'll be featuring your wreath on Sunday's link party!

    2. Thank you so much, Niki. I look forward to the party!

  8. Super cute Halloween wreath, Ann... the lace is so smart! Pinned, and looking forward to featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow!

    1. Thank you so much, Julie. I look forward to the party!


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