Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Board


Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Board


Embroidery hoop crafts are all the rage right now. You can turn them into so many things, including this DIY bulletin board from Maureen WIlson. Hang important pieces of paper or cute odds and ends on your walls in your craft room with this easy DIY cork board.

Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Board


  • Embroidery hoop
  • Fabric
  • Cork sheet
  • Hot glue
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Foam-core posterboard
  • Felt
  • Pushpins





  1. Begin by ironing your fabrics.
  2. Next, trace the interior of the hoop’s inside ring onto the foam core board. Set aside.
  3. I’ve chosen to paint my hoops with acrylic paint. This step is optional. You only need to paint the outside ring, because the inner one won’t show. Set aside to dry.
  4. Now cut out the foam board circle. Make sure the paint is completely dry, then flip the outer ring over so the painted side is face-down. Lay your fabric pattern-side down on top of the ring. Position the fabric until you’re pleased with the pattern that’s showing in the center. Press the smaller inner ring inside the larger one to secure the fabric.
  5. Trim the edges of the fabric, leaving about 1.5 inches. Make short snips around the perimeter of the fabric so that it will fold in more easily.
  6. Tug gently on the fabric as needed to make sure it’s very taut inside the hoop.
  7. Now trace around the foam board circle onto the cork. Cut out the cork. Some brands are self adhesive. If yours isn’t, add a thin layer of hot glue and press into place.
  8. Press the foam circle into the hoop, with the cork against the fabric. Make sure it fits snugly. Then, fold in the fabric edge and hot glue in place.
  9. Trace the hoop onto a piece of felt and cut out. Hot glue to the back of the hoop. This not only makes your project look tidier, it also helps secure the foam board. Add hot glue to the hoop where the fabric meets the wood. Add some in the center as well. Smooth the felt into place, then trim off any excess.
  10. Hang using small nails.

Note: Now, I know I have some thrifty crafters out there, and I’m guessing they’re going to ask whether the cork is necessary for this project. Foam board by itself will hold the pushpins, but it won’t be as durable without the cork. If you do choose to skip the cork, I recommend using fabric spray adhesive to attach your foam board, rather than hot glue. It will give you a much smoother finish.

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Oops. The attached video is no longer available. The written directions are pretty straight forward though and I think I can master this without the video. I like the way the designer used different colored fabrics. I would call that hobo chic. This will be perfect in my home office.

This is a fashionable way to make a statement with items that need to be placed up for all to see. There are a lot of steps and I am sure that they are necessary so that the projects turns out right. I will be on the hunt for those embroidery hoops that I am always seeing in the local thrift stores. I have just the wall for this project.

These are so cute! I think embroidery hoops have been making a comeback in the crafting arena, and I can definitely see why. I'd probably actually keep organized if I had these in my craft room... emphasis on the word "probably."

She says that embroidery hoop DIY's are all the rage, but this is really the first time I am seeing such a thing. Have I been living under a rock? No, I've been crocheting and crafting! How did I miss this project? These are awesome for a teenager's room or a college dorm room. This is cheap for you to make, too. Hoops, remnant fabrics, and foam core cost next to nothing. Hot glue or spray adhesive should be in your crafting kit already. Just spend a little $ on the cork board. I can envision so many looks between the fabric patterns and the colors painted on the hoops! Fun!

Wow I have some embroidery hoops in my closet that I am not using and if you do not they are so inexpensive or I see them a lot at yard sales. Sometimes I am looking for something a little different and this sure falls in that category. A super great way to display pictures that your grand child or child gives youor just hang and leave the wonderful fabric on them. Great video with great ideas.

Oh, these are so cute. I see cute fabric that I love all the time that I never have anything to make with, so these would be perfect!

These look so cute. I want to make sets in different fabrics for my nephews 2 daughters. Im sure they will love them as they are crafty themselves and always have pictures with friends to share. I like the idea another poster used of using different fabrics and make them for different holidays. That would be a fun one to give them on a special occasion so they could use them all year long. Would anyone suggest giving them any left-over material to them in case they might want another size to make for themselves that matches?

These look like they would be so fun to do, and I think they would look nice as part of your room dcor. You can add whatever you want to each hoop. You can add flowers to one, pictures to another, you can even leave notes to remind yourself of things you need to purchase. What a creative idea.

Great idea, and so easy to make! This would look great with different fabric for every season. I'm going to make several.

Going to use this in my grandmother's room at the nursing home! Love it!

I love this idea, easy and adorable! I do have one question regarding your statement "If you do choose to skip the cork, I recommend using fabric spray adhesive to attach your foam board,..." Q: Is there any particular reason you couldn't use the fabric spray adhesive to attach the Cork, as well as the foam board? Thanks for sharing! I look forward to your answer :D


This project was easy & fun. Good directions.

Luv it!!!


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