Forever Family Altered Embroidery Hoop

Source: Echo Park

Hey there, EP fans! Aly Dosdall here again. When I got my hands on the beautiful new Our Family Mini Theme I knew I wanted to make a family themed piece of décor that I could display in my home and enjoy. I always smile when I’m reminded of my family, and that’s what I was hoping to do with this project.

"Our Family" Altered Embroidery Hoop by Aly Dosdall for #echoparkpaper

I had an extra embroidery hoop leftover from another project stashed in my craft room so I decided to use it as a frame for a recent family photo and create an altered embroidery hoop. My hoop is 6” in diameter, so I started by cutting a 7” circle from the Our Family Houses paper.

"Our Family" Altered Embroidery Hoop by Aly Dosdall for #echoparkpaper

Then I opened the embroidery hoop and pulled out the smaller piece. I centered it on the back side of the circle I cut, traced around it, and then created tabs by cutting small slits around the circle from the outside to the traced line about every ¾”. I placed some double sided tape around the outside of the smaller hoop and then wrapped the tabs around the edge of the hoop pressing the paper into the tape to secure it. I placed the larger hoop over the smaller one, and screwed it closed tightly.

"Our Family" Altered Embroidery Hoop by Aly Dosdall for #echoparkpaper

I embellished my hoop with a heart patterned journaling card, some die cuts, some banner strips, washi tape, enamel dots, and some accent stickers. I love the extra dimension and flare that the designer products add. I embossed the red title strip, die cut a tag, and die cut the word “forever” for my title as well. I included a black and white family photo—I love how the black and white color gives the photo a more ethereal feel.

And yes, it makes me smile when I see our family photo on this project every time I pass it. Thanks for letting me share this project with you today!


Our Family Our Family Houses Paper
Our Family Journaling Cards Paper
Our Family Sticker Accent Pieces
Birthday Wishes Boy Blue/Red Paper
Anything Goes 6×6 Paper Pad
Dots & Stripes Neutrals 8×8 Paper Pad
Forever Designer Die Set
Designer Tag Set #1
Quilted Start Designer Embossing Folder
Jack & Jill: Jack Enamel Dots
Jack & Jill: Jack Washi Tape
baker’s twine

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