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DIY: Embroidery Hoop Corkboard

I recently fell head over heels for this bulletin board ($22), sending it to the top of my wish list. What a perfect way to add style and function to your home office!? So, when I came across a DIY on how to make them on my own, my excitement skyrocketed. I do love to support all the lovely hand-making Etsy studios, but sometimes it's nice to just have a project for myself. Luckily, this one doesn't seem too intimidating, time-consuming, or expensive. I'm thinking of making several hoops in varying sizes and patterns to cover the wall above my desk.


  • 1 wooden embroidery hoop
  • Cork board (an old board, or cork board squares)
  • Pencil
  • Drywall saw or sharp craft knife
  • Upholstery-weight fabric
  • Picture-hanging tooth w/nails
  • Hammer
  • Staple gun
  • Glue gun w/glue sticks

To learn the steps,


Here's how, from Sweet Jessie:

  1. Lay your embroidery hoop on top of your cork board.
  2. Trace the the hoop onto the board in pencil.
  3. Using the drywall saw or knife, cut the cork board to the shape of your hoop.
  4. Lay your fabric on top of the cork circle, and wedge it into the interior hoop.
  5. Set the exterior hoop on top of that, and tighten it.
  6. Staple the fabric, securing it to the back of the cork board.
  7. Using the glue gun, fill in any crevices in between the fabric and the loop.
  8. Hammer the picture-hanging tooth to the back of the loop's wood blocks.
  9. Hang!
  10. Source and Source

Join The Conversation
michelle92 michelle92 9 years
this is beautiful, i cannot wait to make one of my own!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I once had an earring holder made out of a large embroidery hoop with lace in the hoop and a loop of ribbon at the top to hand on the wall, it was great especially for dangly earrings. I like this too, very cute.
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
Several of these in different sizes would look so chic! I love this idea!
emalove emalove 9 years
Aw, cute!
elissakay elissakay 9 years
very cool. i love make your own stuff. A few years ago I saw a wall hanging mirror set at Pottery Barn, and didn't want to pay PB prices, so I made one for way cheaper in the colors that I wanted. love it!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm doing some similar wall decor.
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