Using an Embroidery Hoop to Create a Fall Wreath
What you’ll need:
Embroidery Hoop: you can buy these at your local craft stores in all sizes
2 Fabrics: one fabric must be large enough to cover the hoop and the other, contrasting fabric can be much smaller, only big enough for your design. (in my case the monogram)
Double sided sticky interfacing: You can buy this by the yard at JoAnn fabrics, make sure it’s big enough to cover the hoop and the back of the letter.
Spool of Wired Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
To kick off this super simple wreath, unscrew the embroidery hoop and fish through the large piece of fabric. Tighten the hoop back up and cut the excess fabric.
You’ll be left with something like this.
Rookie Tip: Because you’ll eventually fold over the excess fabric and hot glue this to the hoop, the cutting can be far, far from precise- just make sure you leave enough to fold over. #myfavorite
Repeat those first steps with another layer of fabric. This layer is just to add a backing; I didn’t want my front door peeking through the yellow polka dots.
Fold the fabrics together and hot glue them to the embroidery hoop. Just like the cutting, this does not have to be super precise as this will be hidden in the back of the wreath.
Notice how far from perfect this fold/glue job is. No worries, because when you flip it over…
… you won’t even see it! So, now to the front of our new wreath.
Using the directions on the interfacing, iron the fabric to the interfacing (making sure not to put the iron directly on the interfacing).
Trace whatever letter or shape you want to use lightly with a pencil.
Cut along that pencil line… very carefully.
Peel away the interfacing layer (check the directions first) and iron on your monogram! Seriously, it’s that easy.. as long as you don’t directly touch the iron with the interfacing.
…added a burlap bow,
… and admired my new fall wreath that didn’t break the bank!
So there you have it- my not so gaudy fall wreath on the cheap… goal achieved!
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.