I recently wanted to hang up all my embroidery hoops and I could not find what I wanted in the store. I wanted one to be vertical and one to be horizontal. So, I made them. I have a 8″x 12″ hoop all the way down to a 2″ x 2″ hoop. So many different sizes.
The hard part for me was lining them up and then I had to ASK for help with the drill and actual mounting of the hangers. Once I learned how to do that, though, I was good to go.
It wasn’t super difficult and it wasn’t super expensive either. I went to Lowe’s and found two boards that I liked and didn’t look warped or wavy. Then I bought paint and spray painted the front and side of each board.
I think that the paint probably was the most expensive thing besides the hooks. I used one entire can. I let the boards dry overnight.
The hangers I used are below. I wanted something that would hold up to a lot of usage since the hoops are taken off and put back onto the hooks pretty often.
I had to figure out how many would fit on the board and how far apart I wanted them. For this I used my handy dandy Fiskars quilt ruler.
I lined up the hooks and then marked them with a pencil.
Hubby showed me this cool trick with blue painter’s tape. You put it around the drill bit so you don’t go too far into the board.
I placed a board underneath the board I was drilling so if I did go too far, it would stop it and not let it go into my table.
I decided to decorate them with vinyl when I was done!
I put two sawtooth hangers on the back of the horizontal board. This way it’s stable with and without the hoops. Oh science.
I hope this helps you create something YOU need for YOUR space! It took about 3 hours total, with the painting, lining everything up and the drilling.
Have fun! 🙂