Sunday, October 16, 2011

jack-o-lantern hoop art

fall is in the air
and i love it.
i love the colors, crisp air, football,
sweaters, boots, blankets
cuddling by the fire
and most of all pumpkin

and in celebration of the best holiday coming
up in a mere two weeks
here's a last minute decor/gift idea
jack-o-lantern tutorial

this tutorial combines two of my favorite things
halloween + embroidery hoops

if you've seen our blog
you know that we love embroidery hoops
and since they're the perfect pumpkin shape
i thought why not decorate with them
for halloween

hoops come in all different sizes
i stuck to 1 med size
and 3 smaller sizes
(since our family has one big person and 3 smaller persons)

1. spray paint your hoops
(i did mine black, since they're for halloween)

2. cut out circles in the fabric you choose.
making sure you leave a bit hanging over
(you'll glue this fabric behind the hoop when you're all done)

 here are my hoops
all ready for faces

3. cut out different felt shapes for jack-o-lantern faces
(i google imaged jack-o-lantern faces to get some ideas)

4. glue them on with fabric glue
or hot glue would work too.

5. then i did a simple hand-stitch around the shapes
or you can just leave it at step four

6. tuck your raw edges and glue behind the hoops

here's my little family of jack-o-lanterns!

this would also be an inexpensive neighbor/friend gift
for halloween
just toss in a bag of halloween candy
and you have an instant festive gift!


  1. Oh my gosh! These are the most adorable jack o lanterns I have seen! So clever to use embroidery hoops for them!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win up to $100 in mdf craft goodies @

  2. These are so sweet! Thanks for the tutorial :o)

  3. This is so adorable! I love the mix of the polka dots and jack-o-lantern! I'd love it if you added them to my little Terrorific Tuesday roundup!

  4. What a fabulous idea and I have two lol

  5. How cute is that?? :)

    I'd love for you to link up to my pumpkin party:

    "Pumpkinspiration Party!

  6. Your post was featured in my Terrorific Tuesday Picks of the week! Thanks so much for linking up :)


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