These Farmhouse Style Decorative Orbs Are Made From What?!

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Love EASY decor ideas?

You won’t believe these decorative DIY farmhouse style orbs are made from inexpensive embroidery hoops! Use this hack to add interest and texture to any area of your home on the cheap! I love projects that turn out pretty and look much more high-end afterward!

DIY Farmhouse Style Decorative Orbs being spray painted

Customize them for your home.

The best part about this wood craft project is that you can customize your orbs in any size, paint or stain color desired. Depending on what size embroidery hoops you buy, this project comes out to just several dollars per orb, while real orbs are sold in home accessory stores for MUCH more!

Farmhouse Style Decorative Orbs


Supplies Needed

  • 2 sets of 6-inch wood embroidery hoops (4 pieces in total)
  • thumb tacks
  • desired spray paint, craft paint, or wood stain



Separate two sets of embroidery hoops and either paint, stain, or leave them as is if desired.  You will have four separate pieces. (Pictured is Rustoleum brand spray paint in Robin’s Egg Blue).


After they are completely dry, grab the two hoops with the metal locking mechanisms, and Intersect those two. Just place one inside the other.


Slide the other two hoops, one at a time, inside and move them around evenly so they form a sphere. Make sure they are going in the opposite direction as the first two hoops.


Manipulate the orb until you get the hoops evenly spaced and arranged how you’d like it.


Optional Step: Attach thumb tacks to each intersecting point. I like the look of the tacks, and I think it helps keep them in place, but this is up to you! You can also leave orb as is instead.


Tip: It helps to use a set of pliers to push in stubborn pins that may not go in easily.

Look at these beauties!

Just style a few orbs together as a group or feature one in an arrangement with other accessories. So pretty!

What a cute woodcraft idea that’s also super easy to make. I added the little blue one next to these larger stained orbs I had previously made. You could make these in any color or stain to fit in with your decor!

I think a few of these would make a thoughtful gift idea, too.

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 2

  1. OCbutterfly99

    I love these ideas! So pretty. Does anyone know what one can put on costume jewelry that will make it so the gold or silver does not just rub off so fast? Is there such a spray to like laminate it?

    • Lori

      Try using clear nail polish over your jewerly .

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