Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths

Today I decided to challenge myself to make a Christmas craft using only what I have. Basically I just raided my wrapping and craft supplies and came up with these adorable embroidery hoop Christmas wreaths!
Learn how to make these very easy upcycled Christmas wreaths from embroidery hoops using supplies that you may already have!
I took a jaunt around my apartment to see what I could wrangle up. I spied a pile of these knock-off golden orbs that I had made with embroidery hoops. They weren’t looking quite as good post-move but I knew I could do something fun and exciting with them for Christmas.
That’s when the real raid began. I knew I wanted to make them into mini-Christmas wreaths. I also knew that most anything could go on the wreaths. I basically pulled out all my crafting supplies and Christmas decor I hadn’t used yet and just began tinkering (kinda like an elf in Santa’s workshop, right?!).
Here are the four different wreaths I made and what I used to make them:

I did two of these in different variations. For the first one I took my fluffiest yarn (so sparkly and cozy – perfect for winter) and wrapped it around the hoop. I just tied it to the wreath when I started and stopped to secure it. Then I used some wrapping ribbon to make it fun and festive.
For the second yarn wrapped wreath I used the same method but I just wrapped part of the hoop. I wanted to show off the gold on the hoop and give it more of a color blocked look. I used some more ribbon to top this one off too. The curly cue ribbon is just so beautiful on these wreaths!

I raided my wrapping supplies (95% of which I have saved from presents given me so I don’t have to buy the stuff as much) again and found this pretty red ribbon. One side of it actually said Estee Lauder (haha, I seriously save everything) but I just flipped it over and wrapped it around the hoop. Then I finished it off (and secured it to the hoop) by making a bow. For a final touch I used a Christmas tree present box (that also serves as an ornament I guess since it had a loop attached to it) and hung it from the hoop.

This one took all of 5 seconds. I had a glitter leaves stalk that I’ve stuck in a vase for years and decided just bend it around the hoop. One bend and some leaf tweaking and I’m in gold glitter love. This one is so simple yet classy all at the same time. Win!
To finish them all off I once again used ribbon I had in my stash to loop around the hoops and hang them.
I decided to make a little gallery of them on the wall but these could go anywhere: on a door, window, even on a tabletop! Maybe even hang them off cabinets! Endless opportunities.
Megan Aubrey
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  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 16, 2014
    How pretty! It motivates me to think of ways of using what I already have. THANKS.

    • Megan Aubrey Megan Aubrey on Dec 16, 2014
      @Liliana Wells Thank you! Using what you have decorating is so rewarding!

  • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Dec 16, 2014
    Great idea. I have several hoops hiding away that I now how use for. These would be great when you need a little something added to a room. Children might enjoy making one of these.