DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

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One thing I struggle with when decorating for Christmas is that I always seem to have gaps that need filled. In an attempt to fix this, last year I decided to start MAKING some Christmas decor and loved it. Check out my DIY Cone Christmas Trees and my Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornaments. This year I wanted to make more DIY Christmas decorations and decided to start with a Christmas embroidery hoop wreath.

Here is what you’ll need to make an embroidery hoop Christmas wreath:

  • 12″ embroidery hoop
  • Christmas greenery
  • ribbon (I used 1.5″)
  • floral wire
  • ornaments (1 regular sized, 2 small)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • stencils
  • acrylic pain

Before attaching the greenery, you need to decide if you want to see the embroidery hoop’s hardware (that little screw thing on the side). It’s a personal preference, I’ve seen embroidery hoop wreathes both ways, but I didn’t want mine to show so I hid it with my greenery.

I wired two of the same greenery stems opposite of each other. The way I plan to display this, all the greenery will be in the lower left side of the loop. If the hoop was a clock, I’d be decorating numbers 5-9.

Next I took my ribbon and left a 4″ tail. I made a loop, pinched it and hot glued it closed. Once cooled, I did the same thing with another loop–pinched it and hot glued the bottom closed.

Working left to right, I hot glued the ribbon to the hoop. I spread a little more ribbon out, hot glued it in place and once cooled, I hot glued a regular sized ornament on it. Then I made a smaller loop to the right of it and used hot glue to secure it. This is when I decided to hot glue a smaller red ornament to the right of the regular sized one. It sat a bit on the small loop, but it turned out fine. **If you are going to place two ornaments in that spot, you may want to make the small loop AFTER the smaller ornament.

To give my hoop wreath a bit more texture, I found greenery with a pinecone which I added on next.

I created another small loop and extended the ribbon a couple inches and hot glued a small ornament on top of it.

I made two more loops (the size of my very first ones), leaving a 4″ tail and attached them on. In the pic above there’s only ONE small ornament, it looks like two because of the red bell in the greenery.

Next, I cut the ribbon ends at a diagonal and puffed out the loops. I really like the simplicity of how it looked, but decided to add a ribbon that said “Merry Christmas”.

I used my Cricut to make a stencil, but if you don’t have a machine, you can handwrite it with a paint marker, use font stickers (hard to grasp to burlap though) or store bought stencils.

I cut 16″ of a 1-3/4″ burlap ribbon and centered the stencil on my ribbon. To prevent bleeding of the paint, I used Mod Podge to seal the edges of the cut out letters. Once dry, I apply two coats of acrylic paint letting it dry completely in between coats.

I slightly lifted the outer hoop up and slid the burlap ribbon in between the hoops on both sides. Then I slid them back together and cut off any overhang.

Here's how it turned out. The possibilities of different looks are endless.

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  • Michaell Michaell on Feb 01, 2020

    This is so beautiful!

  • Shelly Moore Shelly Moore on Dec 09, 2020

     great idea, So many possibilities!!! Cute too was thinking about making wreaths to hang on kitchen cabinets for the season. I have several hoops, wanna try this!!!