Roost + Restore
Do it Yourself Holiday

Embroidery Hoop Barn Wood Sign


  • Scrap wood or Barnwood
  • 3 Embroidery Hoops
  • Cute Printed Paper Napkins
  • Wood Letters
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue

Every once in a while you get one of those genius ideas where the light bulb just goes off. ..yeah that was me with THIS project! It all stemmed from a need to throw some last minute decor together for the 4th. We literally went from no plans to …uhhh were gonna have a house full of people tomorrow and I need to get my crap (for the lack of a better word) together. Now mind you, it i-i-i-is just family coming over for a casual family grill out but if you know me, you know I decorate for nearly EH-VER-EEE-THING…just ask my mama. So here it goes…

Start by making a little hanger on the back of your wood. I used two small screws and a small piece of jute. I just had these things handy, nothing super crazy here. Just use what you have.

Set your wood aside, grab an embroidery hoop and unfold a napkin. Center the napkin over the small portion of the hoop. Secure larger portion of the hoop over the smaller one. This step should pull your napkin nice and snug without ripping.

For a cleaner look, cut or tear the excess part of the napkin on the backside of your hoop. Use caution if choosing to tear away the excess, I got a little too forceful and ripped my napkin too much.

Repeat this step for each hoop.

Next, simply hot glue your letters to the center (or off-center if you’re feelin’ spunky) of the stretched napkin.

Place your hoops where you want them on your wood, then add your hot glue to secure them in place

Embellish with a cute little bow…. and you’re done!

I am absolutely in love with the end result of this project. The best part…versatility! You could easily replace the napkins and designs to decorate for the seasons or different occasions!


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  • Reply
    at 8:07 PM

    That woods looks really old. I’ve got some similar to this and wondered about using it. Do you seal the wood with anything? This is such a great project. I’m already seeing a Christmas one using JOY. I love your crafts and you❤️❤️

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      at 5:16 AM

      The wood came from a barn on the farm, I am not sure of the original source but I imagine it is very old. I did not seal it simply because I am keeping it indoors! And I love the versatility of this project. It can easily be altered to fit your decor or for the occasion!

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      at 9:13 PM

      Thank you! I didn’t seal it because I had planned on keeping it indoors. If this were an outdoor sign I would recommend sealing.

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