I purchased the BigOtters 12 pc Embroidery Hoops because my daugther wanted to make some ornaments for the upcoming holiday season. The hoops were easy to use for our intended purpose and we love the results. My daugther is excited to hang them on the tree this holiday season. These unfinished embroidery hoops are a little thinner than traditional hoops. For our decor purpose, this is preferred over thicker hoops, so I am pleased. For crafting, they are very sturdy and will still work and as an added bonus, they take up less space when in storage. Overall, these hoops would be great for crafting or for those wanting to use them for decor purposes. Another 5 star product!