DIY Embroidery Hoop Brooch Display

Like any respectable, 20-something, granny-in-training, I love a good brooch. I don't wear much jewelry, but when I do, I usually grab a cute pin. They are just so fun! It's like wearing a little piece of art on your shirt all day. Over the years I've developed a small collection that I hope continues to grow over time. Recently, when I saw my favorite brooches all huddled in a mass on the top of my dresser, I realized they needed a proper display. To continue my embroidery obsession, I decided to pin them to some fabric in a giant hoop and hang it on my bathroom wall. 
To make it extra special, I embroidered a few extra "brooches" directly onto the fabric. The embroidered brooches definitely declare this hoop as a "brooch only" space. Haha. 
I added a sparkling jewel too! To make the embroidered brooches I just doodled the shapes onto the fabric with pencil and started stitching. This project really inspired me to make an entire hoop of embroidered doodles! 

It is so fun seeing projects from my journal of ideas come to life! Now my brooches can act as wall art when I'm not pinning one to my favorite sweater. I can't wait to add a few more to my collection. :)

I love the idea of turning things I already have, like fabric and brooches, into something new. I guess that's the beauty of DIY. :)

Have you tried any new projects lately?