Halloween Hoop-Dee-Do!

Good morning friends!

Katie Gehring here to share a little home decor project I created with Neat & Tangled's Halloween Scene.


I love using embroidery hoops with my paper projects for so many reasons.  First of all, hoops are cheap and plentiful; you can pick them up at any craft store for under a dollar for the smaller sizes to a few dollars for the larger sizes.  Hoops also lend to greater flexibility in your designs because you can add dimension without worrying about your project fitting behind glass. I also think hoops add a certain charm to your projects, and it's just fun to play with circles!


I started with a 4" hoop and cut my patterned paper to fit the hoop.  I then stamped and cut out the house, ghost and bat.  The haunted hill was a piece of green cardstock that I trimmed using my circle cutters and adhered to the patterned paper background.

I stamped the tree, then adhered all the other elements using foam tape on the bat and ghost for a little more dimension. I stamped "boo" on a tiny tag and tied it to the top of the hoop with a bit of twine.  A little orange ribbon finished off the hoop.

That's all for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  If you are celebrating Halloween this weekend, I hope your celebrations are safe and fun!


Project supplies

  • Cardstock: Ripe Avacado and Rustic White- Papertrey Ink; Gray- Bazzill
  • Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Designs
  • Stamps: Halloween Scene
  • Ink: Versafine Black
  • Fibers: Orange Ribbon- SU!, Twine- May Arts
  • Tools: Tag die- Papertrey Ink; Circle Cutters- Creative Memories
  • Embroidery Hoop- Jo Ann's stores


  1. This is such a cute project! Love it!

  2. Do you cut the paper slightly bigger and actually catch the paper between the two parts of the hoop (lock it in place)? Or is it cut so that it kind of lays on top of the hoop? This is REALLY REALLY cute!!!

    1. The inside of the hoop is 4" so I cut my circle at 4.25. I run a bead of glue around the rim of the hoop- towards the inside and the decorated circle just lays on top. Hope that helps!

  3. Absolutely darling, Katie! I love the circle diecut for this cute design! Love it!

  4. Love this idea! It would be fun to make season ones and rotate them throughout the year. :)


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