Learn how to make a floral hoop wreath in just 10 minutes! Perfect for a simple seasonal wreath or for wedding decor.
I have to admit that this was the first wreath I’ve made (although I did make this pretty cool holiday star last year).
I always see all these gorgeous how to make a wreath tutorials on Pinterest and Instagram, but they always seem so complicated.
However, I had a huge embroidery hoop taking up too much space in my craft closet that I was determined to make use of.
The embroidery hoop was leftover from a display at my sister’s wedding.
In fact, all of the materials I used for this floral embroidery hoop wreath were items I found around my house.
I love a use-what-I-have project 🙂
In making this wreath, I wanted to make a fall wreath but with more modern colors than your typical deep reds, oranges, and browns.
Not that I don’t love those colors, but I wanted to make something lighter and fun.
This floral embroidery hoop wreath with wood bead accent made for the perfect fun fall wreath.
How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Wreath
If you haven’t made a wreath before either, this is so super simple!
If I can do it, you can too!
It just involves some snipping, some gluing, and a little watercolor paint.
Gather Wreath-Making Materials
First, I gathered my materials.
My materials for this embroidery hoop wreath consisted of the embroidery hoop, two bunches of flowers, wood beads, ribbon, watercolor paint, and twist ties.
I also needed my hot glue gun, glue, and heavy duty scissors for snipping the stems.
At the end of this post, I have an easy print-out of materials and instructions, so keep reading for that!
The Floral Component
For the flowers, I had these pretty flowers that I also used for my sister’s wedding. They were from one of the craft stores.
I love the leaves because they almost have the feeling of felt. However, the flowers were red, and I wanted this wreath to have a softer look for fall.
So, I clipped off the red flowers and used them for another project (making a 3D cardboard tree with my son).
Replacing Flowers with Beads
Once I removed the red flowers, I decided to hot glue wooden beads to the spots where some of the flowers were.
I thought the wooden beads would look so nice with the wooden embroidery wreath. Unfinished wood has such a pretty look to it, doesn’t it?!
And, I love these wooden beads. I’ve been incorporating them into so many DIYs lately.
Even though I loved the wooden beads, I wanted to add a little bit of fall into this wreath.
So I decided to give some of the wooden beads a light coat of watercolor paint in orange and brown.
I just used my kids’ watercolor paints, which were perfect for this light coat of paint. I used mostly water – just a dab of the color.
Don’t you love the way it turned out?!
My kids joined in and helped paint too. I love giving them opportunities to be creative, and they really enjoy it.
Attaching Flowers & Beads
Next, I was ready to start attaching the flowers to the embroidery wreath.
I had a feeling I would want to reuse the embroidery hoop again, so I didn’t want to go overboard with the hot glue.
Also, I grabbed a few green twist ties from the kitchen to help hold the flowers together.
I wanted to hide the tightening part of the embroidery hoop, so I flipped the wreath so this would be at the bottom (see below pic).
Next, I laid the flowers down on the wreath and snipped a few stems here and there that wouldn’t be worth gluing down.
I placed both stem bunches on the embroidery tightening box and overlapped them (see below).
After that, I hot glued a few spots (bottom on the tightening box, bottom left, and bottom right).
I used the twist ties to keep the higher parts of the flowers attached and hid the twist ties with the greenery.
Then, I started laying out where the wooden beads would go. I tried to scatter them here and there.
The beads are a little heavy, so you’ll want to choose areas where they won’t dangle (unless you are going for that look).
Once you are happy with the placement of the wooden beads, you can hot glue these on.
Last, I cut a strip of burlap ribbon and tied it into a bow. I actually used the inside of burlap ribbon that I had.
The ribbon was a little too much, so I just used the other side.
Since the wreath was so simple, I didn’t want a bow that was too extravagant – hence, the inside out ribbon.
Hanging on the Wall
To hang the embroidery wreath on the wall, you can use 3M command hooks and just rest the embroidery hoop on the hook (see below).
Or, you can cut a piece of ribbon and loop it on – whichever look you prefer!
Time and Cost
The embroidery hoop wreath with wooden beads took only ten minutes to put together.
I had all the materials, so it was a no-cost project for me!
However, if you need to purchase all the materials, it would probably cost you $15-20. Be sure to use a coupon at the craft stores!
Once I was finished with the embroidery hoop floral wreath, I hung it on the inside of my front door.
I love coming down the stairs and seeing it in the morning – it definitely makes me smile.
That’s what I love about DIY projects. Not only are they fun to make, but you get to create something that you’ll enjoy!
Even though I love how the wreath turned out, I’m trying to live more simply with less stuff!
So I have a feeling I’ll be removing these greens and turning this into some kind of holiday wreath next 🙂
I’m sure I’ll reuse those beads and flowers too.
Stay tuned for that tutorial!
Below you can find an easy list of the materials and instructions for how to make the floral embroidery wreath tutorial.
- Lay out your greenery on your embroidery hoop. If you have a tightening box, position this on the bottom - to be covered with the greenery.
- Take your wooden beads and lay them out on the greenery to gauge about how many you'll need.
- Paint your wooden beads (or leave them wooden if you prefer).
- Once dry, hot glue your beads to the greenery.
- Use hot glue to attach the greenery to the wreath. Clip any stems or ends of the greenery that are unnecessary.
- Use green twist ties to hold the the upper greenery in place.
- Add a ribbon in the bottom middle. Tie it into a simple bow.
- Hang up and enjoy!
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