I’ve seen a lot of crafts using embroidery hoops and have always wanted to make something with one.  Hobby Lobby has them in all sorts of sizes, so I grabbed the biggest one they had and opted to make a more modern wreath for our home!

Embroidery Hoop Wreath

What you’ll need:

  • Embroidery wreath
  • Minwax espresso wood stain
  • Clean cloth
  • Wooden letter
  • Silver spray paint
  • 1 sprig eucalyptus
  • 1 bunch greenery
  • Light green filler greenery
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Liquid cement
  • Clamp

While I loved a good natural wood, this one was too bright for our front door so the first thing I did was stain the embroidery hoop a darker brown, applying the stain with a clean cloth.  When that was drying, I also spray painted the top and sides of the wooden W silver.

When everything is dry, gather all your materials.  Use the wire cutters to cut some of the greenery into smaller pieces.  The longest pieces I had were about 6-7″ long.

You’ll add the greenery to the embroidery hoop in layers. Start with the eucalyptus and use floral wire to attach it to the hoop by wrapping it around and twisting the back so it’ll stay.  At this point, I was thinking I might have the greenery on the left side… but then changed my mind and wanted it all on the bottom instead.  I also had a little furry helper sitting in the greenery while I was working.

Next, layer another type of greenery. I used one with longer leaves and some smaller purple pieces and attached 1 piece to each side.

I knew I was going to put 1 more layer of greenery on, but they were smaller and I wanted them to go around the wooden letter, so next step is to add the letter to the wreath.  I put some liquid cement on the back of the letter where it would touch the greenery / wreath and placed it on top.  Then I used a clamp to make sure the letter was being held to the wreath really well.

I was making this wreath at night (like many of my crafts after work) and let it sit with the clamp on overnight.  The next morning I removed the clamp and the W was on there securely!

Finally, I took some of the small, bright greenery I had leftover from another wreath project and attached it to the top with the floral wire, coming out from the W.

That’s it! I like this style of wreath since it’s so different from the other wreaths I’ve made in the past and is bright and green for spring! Another wreath in the rotation..

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