June Craft Challenge

June Craft Challenge – use an embroidery  hoop in a new way!

embroidery hoop 2Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

I found my wooden oval embroidery hoop at one of my “frequently” visited thrift stores for a mere $0.25. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a laundry room lint bag. This would make a great craft stash holder too.


I didn’t want to spend a lot of time sewing so I dug in my fabric stash and found an old pair of pants that hadn’t been cut into material scraps yet.  I eyeballed how big I wanted the bag to be and made a straight cut across the pant leg. I turned it inside out, folded and tucked the material around the inner embroidery hoop, then added the top embroidery hoop piece. Once it was securely in place, I sewed up the bottom of the bag using the hemline on pant leg as my guide.

I flipped it back to the right side and added a left over piece of ribbon for a little whimsy. Here is a picture of what I was using as my laundry room lint bag, U G L Y  and B O R I N G!


Before I took my newly made lint bag to my laundry room, I tested it out in my craft room as a yarn holder.  I like it better as a lint bag.

embroidery hoop 1


embroidery hoop 2

Be sure to check out Amelia’s embroidery hoop craft challenge over at You Can Always Start Now.  She had a box full of needle work that included pillowcases, doilies, runners and throws that her mother had made over the years. Amelia saw a picture of someone putting their treasures in an embroidery hoop and liked it so much, she made one as well. I just love the variegated pink doily.

IMG_0420Her sister got in on the action and made an earring holder by adding some fine mesh inside an embroidery hoop and embellishing it with some pretty lace.IMG_0423

It is wonderful to create something you need and can use to decorate your space. We had fun doing this challenge looking forward to what next month brings.

Be sure to Mark Your Calendar for July when we will be crafting using fabric.

Craft Challenges are such A Wandaful Thing!

For details on previous craft challenges, here are the links:

A Wandaful Thing – January reveal

A Wandaful Thing – February reveal

You Can Always Start Now – January reveal

You Can Always Start Now – February reveal

A Wandaful Thing – March reveal

You Can Always Start Now – March reveal

A Wandaful Thing – April reveal

You Can Always Start Now – April Reveal

A Wandaful Thing – May Reveal

You Can Always Start Now – May Reveal

Thanks for stopping by we would love to have you join us – it’s never too late!

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