Hi there, friends! By popular demand, here is a simple DIY tutorial on these cheap and charming embroidery hoop wreaths! This project doesn't cost much, and yet it makes a big statement--make just one for your front door, a trio of wreaths to hang as an indoor mobile, or, if you're feeling cray (like ol' Stems here....😳😂), whip up an entire wall for some serious spring feels! 🌿 I'm excited to see what you guys make! See below for the easy tutorial...
-Embroidery hoops of any size from a craft store
-faux greenery/flowers in lightweight style
-kitchen twine or jute
-small finishing nails
Lay out your hoops on the floor or the bed in order to get an idea of the shape you'd like your design to take once finished. For our bedroom installation, I knew I wanted the hoops to cascade in design, similar to a gauze bed canopy. I started in the middle and began layering the hoops in a decending pattern to match the shape of my headboard. You can do any design you'd like!
Once you have an idea of the shape you'd like to create with your wreaths, begin pre-installing them on the wall using your hammer and finishing nails. I wanted to layer larger hoops with smaller ones, and you'll need to pay attention to how long your nails are if you intend to layer like I did: you'll need longer nails for those hoops layered on top of others. Hold the hoop where you'd like it to hang, tap in the finishing nail, and keep on layering!
3. Assemble Wreaths
Once you've determined the placement of the hoops on the wall, then it's time to assemble the greenery and/or florals. I'm sure there's a way more technical way to create a wreath (😳😬), but I'm all about easy and simple...so this is how I made mine!
I just snipped sprigs of greenery and floral stems using the wire cutters, and I laid them on top of the wreath (over the hoop connector...this gave me a girthy spot on which to tie off my greens and florals) to create the movement and desired look I was going for. Once the greenery and florals were layered and placed how I liked them, I used four inch strips of jute/twine to secure them into place. I tied knots up and down the stems about three or four inches apart to make sure they didn't droop once hung on the wall. Once tied, I snipped the ends of the jute/twine as close to the knot as I could.
You might still be able to see the twine knots up close, but I tried this with thread, and it didn't hold, nor did it look very aesthetically pleasing with grey wire or green yarn. 😕 The jute sort of blends into the tones of the hoops and lends itself to that natural vibe we've got going, so I thought it worked best. Use whatever works for you!
4. Hang Wreaths and Tie Off
After you've assembled your wreaths, place them back on their nails on the wall. This step can be a little frustrating as the greenery and florals could bump and dislodge the neighboring hoops. It takes just a minute to get things just so, but it's worth it!
Finally, if you'd like to create the hanging effect, just take the jute/twine and tie one end to the nail on which hangs your hoop. Stretch the twine to the ceiling (or desired height) and add about a foot extra for tying off. Tap another finishing nail into the seam of the wall and ceiling, and tie the loose end of the twine to this nail. Clip off any excess twine, and you're done! (If nail holes make you nervous, you could use push pins or snip off small pieces of a command strip...the twine lengths aren't actually holding anything up, so they don't need much to keep them in place!)
This easy embroidery hoop DIY project would look beautiful in a nursery, for wedding decor or as a way to add touches of spring to your home! I can't wait to see how you guys use this tutorial. I'd love for you to follow along on Instagram and tag me so I can see your project come to life! Check out a few other DIY ideas on my Pinterest boards, too!
So I'd love to know where and how could you use this DIY embroidery hoop wreath idea in your home...? Any projects come to mind? And do you guys want to see more posts like this? DIY tutorials and such...? Let me know below!