DIY Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

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If you are like me, you will be scrolling through Pinterest and see something that says, “wow”! This was my reaction to an embroidery hoop wreath that Better Homes And Gardens had shared for Christmas. It had succulents, berries, wicker balls, the word “Merry” on a white banner, and ribbon. It all looked so beautiful together. It inspired me to try and create a similar one for Fall.

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I am so excited to say that this DIY fall embroidery hoop wreath turned out lovely! With a trip to your local craft store (I went to JOANN), you can find everything you need to create this simple, seasonal wreath. I chose cool but vibrant colors for a fall feel. The word I placed in the middle of the wreath was "Gather," but you can choose any word that captures fall to you! Some examples could include "Harvest," "Giving," "Thankful," and "Gratitude."

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I am going to walk you through each step, but first, I want to provide you with a supplies list. This project can be done in under an hour once all supplies are gathered and ready! And, don’t miss the end of this post; I’m joined by several blogger friends who are also sharing their fall DIY wreaths! Thank you, Krista, at The Happy Housie for hosting this series. Let’s get started.

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Supplies for DIY Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

  1. Embroidery hoops that vary in size (I chose an 8” hoop and a 12” hoop)

  2. DIY floral foam (make sure the width is at least an 1” width longer than your larger hoop)

  3. Glue gun

  4. Plastic knife

  5. Wire cutters

  6. Ribbon

  7. Floral pins

  8. Paper (any color, I used white) + a printer or thin black marker

  9. Succulents (I bought 12, 4 of each style)

  10. White faux berries

  11. An additional round shaped floral (I chose to cut off the stems from a floral pick)

  12. 1-2 stems of greenery

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FIRST, create the word banner that will go in the middle of your smaller hoop. I chose to write my word, but you can also print yours. Keep in mind that the width will need enough length to tuck into the inner hoop of the smaller one. Once tucked, you will screw the hoop tight.

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NEXT, you want to center the smaller hoop within the larger hoop and press it into the floral foam. (See photos for hoop placement.) Do not go too far up, because this wreath will get full and you do not want to block the visibility of the word banner. Press firmly to mark hoops placement. Then take a plastic knife and cut a groove so that the hoops will sit inside them. You can now add hot glue to the grooves and press the hoops on the foam, adding floral pins to secure their placement.

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THEN, it’s time to add succulents and other floral items. I began with the succulents because they are the most significant pieces. (Tip: Cut the succulent faux stems to were they will dig deep into the foam but not come out the other side!) Then, push the stem in until it’s just the top of the succulent showing. Once you are done with the succulents, add berries and the additional round shaped pieces to fill in any holes. Lastly, place your greenery along the left side for a finishing touch.

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FINALLY, you can add some ribbon as I did by cutting it to the desired length (plus a few inches to allow for tying it at the ends). Then loop it over the larger hoop, and it is ready to hang! This beautiful wreath can be placed in an entryway, layered over a long mirror, or on a door. You will love how all the texture of the florals look against the simplicity of the hoops. I am inspired to create more hoop wreaths in the future; it was a fun and time friendly project that adds a gorgeous fall touch to our home.

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