An embroidery hoop might not be the first item that comes to mind as a versatile and creative decoration, but it’s simplicity allows for a wide variety of creative projects that can help you keep your home décor fresh and up-to-date with the changing seasons. Best of all, they’re inexpensive and readily available at any crafts store or online.
Many wreaths can easily cost upwards of $40, depending on the size and quality. However, with this simple, straightforward DIY project, you can have a new spring decoration ready to go in only a few minutes! The best part is that this is so simple and easy to do that you can update your decor regularly without breaking the bank.
- Embroidery Hoop (I like to use 14” diameter hoops)
- Twine or floral tape (optional)
- Artificial flowers and leaves
- Hot glue gun and glue
1. Using your scissors, begin to cut the flowers and leaves you want to use. Try and keep any flowers intact by cutting below the base and leaving at least half an inch of plastic stem below the bottom of the bud. Do the same with the leaves.
2. If you’d like to cover up the wooden embroidery ring, you can wrap the entire thing in twine or floral tape to cover it up. Just be sure to glue any loose ends at the back of the hoop where they’ll be out of sight.
3. Lay out your flowers in the pattern and order that you would like to have on your wreath.
4. Beginning in the middle of your floral arrangement, glue your flowers and leaves onto the hoop with hot glue. Start by gluing the first flower over the metal fastener on the hoops in order to cover it up.
5. As you add more flowers and leaves, make sure they’re close enough to one another to look full, but don’t overcrowd it either or they may not stay securely attached.
6. If you’d prefer, only cover about a third of the hoop with flowers. Gradually taper the flowers and leaves out at either end of your arrangement.