I love when projects turn out better than I pictured them to be in my head and that’s exactly what happened with today’s DIY project. I needed a clock for my little work space but it couldn’t be just any old clock. It had to be fun and, of course, it had to be something I created. So, I made this fabulous embroidery hoop clock. I’m pretty sure it’s the fabric that makes this clock so fabulous.
Who knew it was this easy to turn a simple embroidery hoop into a clock? I think the hardest part is picking the fabric. And, Consumer Crafts has such a great collection of fat quarters that it makes you want to make a different clock for each room in your house.
Supplies needed to make your own embroidery hoop clock:
- 12 inch Embroidery Hoop
- 1 – 2 Pieces of Thick Cardboard
- Fat Quarter of Fabric
- Clock Kit
- Black Clock Hands Set (optional)
- X-ACTO Knife
First, cut your piece of cardboard so it fits tightly inside the embroidery hoop. Set cardboard aside.
Take the embroidery hoop apart and place the inner hoop on a flat surface. Place fabric over inner hoop and press outer hoop in place over fabric. Tighten screw on embroidery hoop and pull fabric until fabric is tight.
Use scissors to trim access fabric. I left about an inch of fabric so I could pull the fabric tight. Then I trimmed it closer to the edge.
Find center of cardboard and cut a small hole in the center of the cardboard. Press cardboard in back of embroidery hoop. If your cardboard is thick you’ll only need one piece but you might need two pieces of cardboard to keep the clock kit in place.
Add clock kit to your embroidery hoop and you have this gorgeous embroidery hoop clock.
I used larger clock hands then what came with the kit because I wanted them to be longer but this is not necessary. The only requirement to make this fabulous embroidery hoop clock is a gorgeous piece of fabric, embroidery hoop, and a clock kit. How great is that?!
Now your ready to hang your gorgeous new clock. This is the perfect addition to any craft space, office, play room, and more. You can even switch out the fabric when you watch to change your decor of the room.Such a fun and simple DIY project. I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own embroidery hoop clock.
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Kara Harvey, owner of Happy Go Lucky, is passionate about showing her readers that if she can do it, they can do it too. She shares projects and recipes that don’t require a lot of supplies or ingredients.