Looking for a little craft project to make to display in your home or give as a thoughtful gift? This vintage-inspired cameo embroidery hoop art, made with a beautiful cameo brooch and a delicate crocheted doily, is incredibly fun and easy to make! Continue reading for all the details.
Cameo Embroidery Hoop Art Supplies
- 6-inch wood embroidery hoop
- Craft paint
- Paint brush
- 12-inch square piece of scrap fabric
- Pinking shears or shears
- 4-inch crocheted doily
- Hot glue
- Cameo brooch
- Baker’s twine
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To begin, use the craft paint and foam brush to paint the entire outer ring of the embroidery hoop. Allow to dry completely. (There is no need to paint the inner ring of the hoop, as it will be concealed by the fabric later on.) When the paint is dry, fit the piece of fabric into the hoop, stretching it completely taut. Tighten the clamp at the top of the hoop to secure.
Trim around the entire perimeter of the fabric 1/2″ outside of the edge of the hoop, as shown. (I prefer to use pinking shears for this step to minimize fraying, but standard shears will work fine, too.)
Overlap the excess fabric toward the back of the hoop, and secure with hot glue, as shown.
Apply a number of very small dabs of hot glue to the back of the doily piece, and center it on the front of the stretched fabric in the embroidery hoop, pressing gently to secure.
Using the pin back on the brooch, secure the cameo to the piece, centering it on the doily as shown. Finish the project by tying a piece of baker’s twine in a bow around the top metal clamp.
Your Cameo Embroidery Hoop is Complete!
I love the vintage feel of the cameo here along with the delicate crocheted doily. A pair of these would look lovely used as bookends, or a single one would be a terrific accent to a gallery wall.
The red, white and blue color scheme created here with the blue and white ticking fabric, the red painted hoop and the white doily makes this a perfect patriotic project for summer, too!
Thanks so much for stopping in today! Before you go, check out these other fun craft ideas using embroidery hoops.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.