Sunday, August 21, 2011

Embroidery Hoop Container

I hope you all had a good weekend!  Mine was very uneventful and that was just what I needed to get a few things done around the house.

I did get to a couple of thrift stores and I found a few things I'll save for another post.  What I am going to share today are these embroidery hoops.  I am always seeing embroidery hoops when I'm at the thrift stores.  They are plentiful and inexpensive.
Another inexpensive thrift store staple are tin containers.
 I decided to combine the two to make a super easy embroidery hoop container.
Because I didn't want the top edge of the tin container exposed, I layered a piece of fabric over the edge before I started adding the embroidery hoops. 
 To assemble I opened up the embroidery hoop (I only used the outside part of the hoop), slid it over the tin container and then tightened.  I only needed five hoops to completely cover the tin container.
 After church this morning we were given one of the alter bouquets to take home.
The bouquet fit perfect in the embroidery hoop container.
Super easy and it only cost me $1.55 to make!

I'm linking with Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday,
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday,

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Jane

62 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful, Jane! I love it holding the flowers, too! I should have kept all the embroidery hoops I had from when I used to do cross-stitch.

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  2. I love this idea, what a way to go green

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  3. That's a great idea. How do you come up with these ideas? I could sit here with embroidery hoops and a tin for hours and never think of something clever like that to do with them!

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  4. That is really impressive!!! I love it!
    Faye

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  5. your creativity and cleverness never cease to amaze me. Love it!

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  6. That's so cute! And now you have the loops left over to do something else with:@)

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  7. You are amazing!!! The container would also be great to throw all your embroidery floss and threads into.

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  8. How cute. It looks a little like a corset for your flowers.

    Danielle

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  9. What a great idea! It looks like those Amish wooden containers.

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  10. Jane...this is just awesome! I always see the hoops, too! What a great idea and I love it with the flowers! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. That is brilliant and so very cool. I'm following now.

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  12. Jane! Great idea!!!! I love the way it looks! It would look great stained too. I might have to steal this one but you must have just gotten lucky finding that tin that was the perfect size. Beauty!
    Susan

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  13. Now how cool is that!! I love the hoops, and I've got several myself ;-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Jane! I love it, it kind of reminds me of an old cheese box with the metal on the side. It has an industrial feel to it and then the flowers make it all feminine... perfection! t. xoxoox

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  15. How do you do this, come up with so much great stuff.
    Lisa

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  16. I know what I'm going to try this week!! What a great idea!

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  17. I hope you don't mind that I posted about this very clever idea on my blog. If it's a problem please tell me and I will remove it right away. I MUST make one of these for myself!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh, that is so neat! Leave it to you to figure out something like that! There will so many copycats out there, that hoops will become extinct. If I do find some, you know what I'll be doing! Be blessed! Michelle

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  19. Hi Jane,
    I see these hoops all the time and couldn't figure out what to do. Now I know. You clever girl you.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. What a cool container...makes a unique vase!

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  21. How creative! The flower arrangement looks so posh and elegant with the wood effects of the embroidery hoops.

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  22. Super repurpose. I love it big time. I am going to pin it to my pinterest board. The one called GREAT IDEAS. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. That is so cute and would be great in a sewing room to organize threads etc. Love the flowers!

    Linda

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  24. I always know whatever you post about it will be fabulous! Lord, you have just saved the lives of many old thrift store embroidery hoops!

    Carol

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  25. Okay, Jane--You. Kill. Me! I seriously want to make one of these, whatever it is!

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  26. How very clever! I would never have thought to do this! You are very talented!

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  27. Wow how creative you are, loved your idea. I think I just might try this one!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Debbie
    x0x0

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  28. Oh my goodness, this is fabulous, how great it looks!! I have plenty of hoops for embroidery as I like hand embroidery. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week. FABBY

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  29. Well, I just LOVE this idea! How very clever of you to have come up with it. Thank you so much for sharing how we can make one for ourselves.

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  30. Super Jane! ... is there no bounds you can't overcome?

    I love this ...and am not doubtful that I'll see them everywhere now.
    watch and see!

    Pat

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  31. omgosh I luv luv this, embroidery hoops deco have been big in the land of blogs, but I don't have the wall space for that type of decor, this is stupendous, yes I agree you will see this everywhere starting w/me lol...
    I will be honored if you will share it with our readers in our linking party at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/11-million-visitors-with-new-london-eye.html
    Thank you,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  32. Very cute idea. I'm sure it will be copied all over blogland.

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  33. That is a super creative idea! I love it!

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  34. you are so creative. you should write for a magazine your ideas are so original..

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  35. What a cute idea! I love it.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  36. brilliant! I have tons of embroidery hoops - especially the metal ones - I'll be trying this - you are inspiring!
    amy

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  37. The flowers are perfect! Lucky you to get to take them home. Fabulous idea with the hoops. Can't believe how they fit aroung the tin just right.

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  38. Jane, I think you came from another galaxy!
    How do you think of these wonderful things.
    The flowers are glorious!

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  39. Hi Jane:
    Just when I think I've seen all your best work, you surprise me with something awesome. You've done it again, my friend!
    xoxo

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  40. It makes your flowers look like it's wearing a corset, really cute.

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  41. Jane, I think God gave you two right brains! Your creativity is like an infinity pool. :) Have a great week. Tammy

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  42. You continue to amaze me with all your creativity! Love it.

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  43. an amazing wonderful Idea...great job I love it.

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  44. I see those hoops for cheap all the time and pass on them ....now I know how to use them.
    Thanks Jane!
    xx
    Carole

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  45. Oh Jane! I love this! Now I know what to do with all of the hoops I have been collecting!

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  46. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  47. You just keep churning them out! Another terrific idea, Jane! Reminds me of a Shaker basket. ;-)

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  48. Very cool! You'll be getting visits from lots of us stitchy ladies:)

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  49. well gee..you couldnt have posted this just a week sooner ! i JUST took a large bag full of wooden embroidery hoops to my local thrift store....i am de-stashing (i'm moving and downsizing...sigh)....and they had to go...if i had seen this idea, i would have kept them ! drat !! may have to go buy them back...hah

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  50. Super great idea Jane.
    Think I can find a big enough tin for my 24" quilters hoops?? =)

    Congratulations on being in Flea Market Style magazine. No surprise they would choose you.

    blessings and hugs
    barb

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  51. This is too cute - Great idea !!

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  52. You are so talented! I have wanted a Shaker box forever but what you've done with embroidery hoops is just as charming. Love it, can't wait to get my hands on some wooden hoops now.

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  53. This is great! You could also make a lid from one of the hoops!

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  54. What a wonderful things you bought, that lace is so beautiful and that wool too !!!
    I like those wooden boxes, they are so nice.

    home decor accents
    outdoor furniture

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  55. These look so simple to make, but so incredible!! What a fantastic idea! I loved it so much I featured it on my blog today with a direct link back to here: http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/05/find-it-free-friday-what-to-do-with.html
    Thanks!
    Carrie

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  56. This is just fabulous - so stylish! I love it. What a clever clever idea.

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