embroidery hoops make the perfect accessory for pumpkins

I have a confession to make. I have no idea how to use an embroidery hoop. But the wood hoops make for fun pumpkin crafts.

A few years ago, I jumped into a blog craft challenge, and in a panic, I bought a “lot of” embroidery hoops on eBay.

Bt if you follow me on Everyday Edits you know I love to repurpose random objects.


Despite thoughts of donating these hoops, I waited for some idea in between random thoughts of Christmas lights and next spring’s pumpkin patch goals.

Somedays I am running on a dozen tangents. But after a few attempts to make a wreath, I decided sometimes a pumpkin needs a prop.


Because sometimes a pumpkin needs an accessory for Thanksgiving- the second half of the pumpkin season.

Let’s face it some of our pumpkins did not survive the squirrels’ pumpkin buffet on our porch.

Some of the smaller pumpkins started to sag from sun damage. Kind of like me face about now!

The embroidery hoop kind of props the pumpkin forward for the last miles of the pumpkin season.

Supply List

  1. Embroidery Hoop of any size.
  2. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  3. Fall leaves

I used my stained embroidery hoops. To attach the leaves, I used a hot glue gun because it worked better with the leaves.

Finally, I used leftover leaf garland and orphan leaves that end up in the bottom of the fall decor tub.

Finally, I just went around the outside edge of the hoop attaching the leaves.

It ends up looking like a crown or a hula hoop for a pumpkin.

Either way, the hoop is a fun accessory for the pumpkin.

Before you go Martha Stewart shared a few of her own ideas for hoops.


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  1. I have a bunch of them too and have never used them for crafting–and that’s why I got them. This is a great use! I love them stained!

  2. Love this look, Laura. I don’t know how to use an embroidery hoop either. Have a great week.

  3. I love this idea! Got me thinking about how to use these during Christmas. Any ideas? Also looking for a fun way to display tree ornaments in the window (hanging from greenery? Ribbon?).

    1. Ohh I like the idea of hanging from windows. Okay so I just read buy those sticky hooks and place them on the “ceiling” of your front window. What’s the brand? PS do you get these responses?

  4. This is such a clever idea! I loved all of Martha’s ideas, too!

    Thanks for sharing friend!

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