For the month of June my family and I will be living at Panama City Beach, FL. Every summer we come down here for something called "Summer Beach Project." It's a two month long program that teaches college students how to share their faith and grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord. They also work full times jobs at places like McDonalds, Publix, Walmart, etc. We usually rent out an entire old motel, which is usually less than glamorous. This year we are staying at a place called "The Ark." They are bunk houses connected to a coffee shop called "The Pour." We get to stay in the little Apartment directly on top of the coffee shop! (how fun is that!) Needless to say it's been a challenge not to buy coffee every day.
All that to say that I wanted to find some simple, affordable crafts to help brighten up our little apartment. Embroidery hoops seem to be all the rage these days so I came up with a few ways to make fast, affordable, chic crafts with the hoops. The first one I am sharing with you is a dreamcatcher sort of hoop. While I don't believe in dream catchers whatsoever, I think they're really pretty and super easy to make! There's also so many different ways you can add details to them. I went with a simple, boho style. Here are the supplies you will need:
Yarn: I used Bernat Sashay, it looked like a fun neutral yarn, you can use whatever you want!
Embroidery Hoop: I used a 14' hoop, any size will do.
Glue/tape: I had double sided tape on hand so I just used that and it worked great.
Begin by attaching one side of the yarn to the hoop. Glue or tape works. Then just wrap the yarn all the way around the hoop.
This is what the hoop will look like once you've finished wrapping the yarn around the whole hoop.
Now you're going to start on the tassels. These can be as long as you want. You don't have to worry about getting the diagonal part perfect, you can always trim the ends at the end.
Star but cutting strips and folding them in half like this:
Now your going to loop them around the hoop like this:
When you pull the loop, it'll look like a knot like this:
Make as many tassels as you want! Here is how mine turned out.
Here are the supplies I used!