Altered Embroidery Hoop Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

Spoil yourself this year and make yourself something beautiful to celebrate your birthday!  Today on the Graphic 45 Blog, Cecilia Zertuche shares her Birthday Wall Hanging she made herself by altering an embroidery hoop.  In the step-by-step instructions, Cecilia shares pro-tips on how to create your own dimensional paper flowers using G45 Metal Dies.  Go grab your supplies and join us for this fabulous Video Tutorial.


Altered Embroidery Hoop Tutorial

By Cecilia Zertuche


“Hello, again G45 fans! Cecilia here, starting 2022 with an adorable tutorial for which I used the sweet and exquisite Once Upon a Springtime DCE paper pad. In the video tutorial, I will show you how to alter an embroidery hoop with mixed media techniques and also to shape the flowers to give them a beautiful volume. I’ll share some tricks to get dimensions with a few elements. You can see in the pics the words Happy Birthday, well my birthday is in January and I thought this could be a great gift to hang it in a door or any special place. What do you need to make this project? here´s the list:


-Graphic 45 Supply List-

Once Upon a Springtime DCE (retired)

-Tag, Pocket & Butterfly Dies.

-Large Tag, ATC Tag & Flower Metal Dies.

-Folder & Sentiment Dies.

-Matte Pearls Gems. (out of stock)

-Other Supplies-

-6 ¼” wooden embroidery hoop.

-Echo Park Doily #3 die set.

– 15” x 6” cream tulle.

-Texture Paste, crackle by Finnabair.

-Aleene´s quick dry tacky glue.


-Seam binding.

-Lindy’s starburst: Cosmopolitan pink.

-White gold metallique wax by Finnabair & Vintage silk Opal Magic wax.

-Tools to shape flowers.

-white pom poms, some pearls & sequins with matching colors.

– 1 sheet cream cardstock and leftover pieces of acetate.

-Hot gun & silicon sticks.


-Video Tutorial-

Altered Embroidery Hoop Tutorial by Cecilia Zertuche | Graphic 45



Here are some tricks:


TIP – Die cut several times the words and stick them together to make them as chipboard pieces-



TIP – To stick them on your project it is better to use a piece of acetate. Stick the word on it, let it dry and then add it to your project.



TIP – To alter the hoop add the crackle past all around, let it air dry, the crackles will be deepest, and then add a bit of wax or distress ink.



TIP – To shape the flowers use your tools as I showed you in the video when they’re assembled embellish them with small pearls, sequin or anything that helps to look prettiest.


Thank you so much for joining me in this tutorial! My best wishes for all of you in 2022, xoxo” ~Cecilia




Looking for more tutorials featuring our Metal Dies?  Check out these two by Annette Green.


Z-Fold and Pocket Cards done with G45’s Policy Envelope & Decorative Die Set



Create 2 Cards and a Mini Album with G45 Folder & Sentiment Die

Happy Papercrafting!


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