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  1. Jessica@CapeofDreams
    Jessica@CapeofDreams at · Reply

    What a cute planter!

  2. ScrapAndSalvage
    ScrapAndSalvage at · Reply

    this looks like something you spent big money on!! i.love.it. so simple, perfect shape. i don’t have me a single hoop!! maybe i’ll tell jordan to keep his peepers open for one! 😉 great work, alex!

  3. Jolene
    Jolene at · Reply

    I love it Alex! Great tip on the glue also. Have a great weekend.

  4. Gilit @ Shoes Off Please
    Gilit @ Shoes Off Please at · Reply

    So pretty! I don’t understand how you come up with these genius crafts. The best part is that they’re never complicated. I think we need a planter (already got the hoops for my non-embroidering self)

  5. runtspickins
    runtspickins at · Reply

    I love this project. I looks like I need to hit up a thrift stat! Where did you get that plant by the way?

  6. Green Door Hospitality
    Green Door Hospitality at · Reply

    Very cool Alex! Love this and what an inexpensive DIY project! 🙂
    Kenley

  7. Pillows A-La-Mode
    Pillows A-La-Mode at · Reply

    LOVE!!!

  8. Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian at · Reply

    As always, I am impressed with your idea!! Simple, and so cute! I’m pretty sure you’re the only person who has thought to collect those… but it does actually makes sense that they’d lend themselves to projects!
    Enjoy your (warmish) weekend!

  9. Danielle from Storypiece
    Danielle from Storypiece at · Reply

    I think because I use the hoops for cross-stitch, I can never think of using them for any other purpose, but this is so brilliant. I love the mix of textures… the light wood, white bowl and pretty plant. Great project and perfect for Mothers Day too.

  10. Christina | Little Victorian
    Christina | Little Victorian at · Reply

    That is the prettiest hanging planter I have ever seen! Genius.

  11. Kate
    Kate at · Reply

    Alex this is beautiful – looks like something you’d find in an uber-cool Scandi design store! i love it… and will definitely try it. Congratulations on the Craftgawker appearance too; glad to see a wider audience are having a chance to be impressed by your talents 😉

  12. Lauren
    Lauren at · Reply

    No flipping way! I have a million embroidery hoops. I am totally making one of these. It looks amazing! I’d love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

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  14. anu
    anu at · Reply

    Love this! What a great idea! Does it stay balanced okay for watering? I may have to make one of these too. 🙂

  15. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet at · Reply

    I’ve been collecting embroidery hoops at thrift stores, as well, but your collection puts mine to shame. Love that you thought to use one to create a planter. And you’re right about E6000 glue being rock solid. It’s my go to move for fixing jewelry…or anything else that I wanted adhered for a few lifetimes.

    Hugs,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

  16. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    Jennifer @ Brave New Home at · Reply

    GASP! I need this in my life! Haha, I always want embroidery hoops too and I can’t tell ya why. I’m glad I’m not the only one. All I can come up with is they’re circular and natural wood and therefore I like them. I love this project, Alex. I will link back to you after I copy it ; ]

  17. now at home mom
    now at home mom at · Reply

    I love what you did with a bowl and an embroidery hoop! so creative Alex! the plant is pretty too!

  18. Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog at · Reply

    This is so stinkin’ cute!!!

  19. Lacey
    Lacey at · Reply

    How perfect of an idea. I love this. I’m making one today I think!

    I can relate to your hoop plight. I work at a fabric store and quickly realized I’m a natural hoarder….it’s wonderful and terrible all at the same time. =)

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  21. Jan
    Jan at · Reply

    I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who can’t resist an embroidery hoop. My favorite place to find them is garage sales. I’ll gather up a handful of other stuff and make a deal and then grab the embroidery hoops and say “Oh, what about these?” Usually they’ll throw them in or charge me a dollar.
    I have a lamp in mind for some of my hoops. I’ll link back to you if I ever get it figured out and put together.
    Love this planter! Can’t wait to make a few to hang on my porch!
    Jan

  22. bettdev
    bettdev at · Reply

    Did you find it better and/or necessary to drill holes in the bottom of the pot for drainage??

  23. the cape on the corner
    the cape on the corner at · Reply

    this looks so modern, i love it! stopping over from your feature on its overflowing.

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  27. Angela
    Angela at · Reply

    Great idea!!! I’ve become obsessed with “hoops” too lately. I’ll have to try this!~~Angela

  28. D'Arcy H
    D'Arcy H at · Reply

    I love the photo of your hoop collection–very sculptural! The planter is so minimalist and it looks almost magically suspended, like the bowl can’t possibly just rest on that slim hoop without tipping. I like it!

  29. Jodes
    Jodes at · Reply

    Oh my! Love it!! I’m soo going to make 3 of these to hang in front of a high long narrow window I have in my hallway. I just have to figure out how to water them that high! 🙂 Thanks for your fantastic creation!!

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  31. Lindsey
    Lindsey at · Reply

    Cute 🙂 But how does the plant drain, is it in another container inside the bowl? I would think the plant would die from root rot if it is unable to drain…

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  35. Amy @ The Connection We Share
    Amy @ The Connection We Share at · Reply

    Way cool! I want to make this!!!!

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  37. Wendye Hannigan
    Wendye Hannigan at · Reply

    Also, Hobby Lobby sells hoops,at a great price, if you have them in your area.

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  39. vickie
    vickie at · Reply

    I just luv what u did with a little nothing…..an made it so cute….I’ll have several of these on my front an back porch!!!!thanks

  40. Deena
    Deena at · Reply

    WONDERFUL!!!! I’ve seen the 70’s version of these that, of course, you can’t find anywhere anymore and wondered if it could be made at home! Thank you!

  41. bylorena.com
    bylorena.com at · Reply

    Hello Alex,
    I saw it and I loved it since I am always looking for a way to hanging plants in a contemporary way 😉 I have used cans in former projects… but, the most important I have many many hoops from my child’s nursery when I did a huge mobile (check it out at craft.bylorena.com) which I did 5 years ago… after that, I did a wall with some of them when my child grew up… Now are in boxes… Mine are not sturdy, could I use them? xx

  42. kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KDIS
    kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KDIS at · Reply

    This is ridiculously simple and AWESOME!

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  47. Lindsey
    Lindsey at · Reply

    I totally want to make this planter for my back deck! So simple and pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  48. Rachel@{i love} my disorganized life
    Rachel@{i love} my disorganized life at · Reply

    OK, this is so silly easy and simple- but what a gorgeous plant hanger and so smart! I love this!

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  53. Patty
    Patty at · Reply

    very elegant ….. its such a eye catching object to be enjoyed at any moment. definitely an immediate project on my DIY book. Thank you for being so kind of sharing.

  54. Brandi
    Brandi at · Reply

    So clever! I love this!

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  57. Rilane
    Rilane at · Reply

    This decoration looks sweet :). I really like. ideal for terrace 🙂

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  60. home style
    home style at · Reply

    This is the first time i visit your site but i will be one of your permanent visitors because you provide good topics and ideas

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  62. N8
    N8 at · Reply

    What did you use to attach the hanging rope?

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  64. connie
    connie at · Reply

    where do you find the glue?

  65. Aileen
    Aileen at · Reply

    I’ve been trying to add green to the house and gosh this is exactly what i’m looking for. Something manageable and not too expensive Thank you!

  66. Gord M
    Gord M at · Reply

    Noiceeee ! I like this very much …you should add one of those fishing swivels so it doesn’t get tangled up .

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