The following guest post was created by Abbey DeHart from The Cards We Drew.
Hey everyone, I’m Abbey from The Cards We Drew blog and I’m excited to be here today sharing a fun and easy Spring Embroidery Hoop Wreath idea! Every year when spring comes around, I love putting a happy new wreath on my front door for our visitors, the colors of spring are so great because you can choose bold, bright colors, understated soft colors, you can decorate farmhouse or Easter-chic– the ideas are endless. Let’s do a quick walkthrough of how to make your own DIY Spring wreath with an Embroidery Hoop and how you can customize it with a frame or photo as an ode to your family for that time of the year!
What you need for this project:
- Embroidery Hoop
- Hot Glue
- Statement Ribbon
- 2-3 different faux flower bundles
- Mini frame with family photo
How to Choose Faux Flowers for a Spring Wreath
Choosing spring flowers for your wreath can be the hardest choice! Look over spring color palettes and patterns online or on Pinterest to get a good idea of the colors you want to use and then choose at least 23 different styles of stems. I like to choose one more floral stem and then another stem that has more greenery to it. I also tend to stay away from large obtrusive flowers for this style of wreath, but to each their own.
How to Build Your DIY Wreath
Once you’ve selected the flowers you wish to use, disconnect them from their stems at the base and divide them up into two even bouquets, one for each side of the wreath.
I also take the chance to unscrew the screw at the top of the embroidery hoop and pull the inner hoop out. The nice thing about using these hoops is that you get TWO hoops so you can essentially make two different wreathes using them!
I start with the greenery first and start about 1/4 of the way up on each side of the wreath and start hot gluing the greenery in place. I layer the greenery all the way down each side until they meet in the center of the hoop. Repeat for both sides.
After the greenery is added, I start by layering in my flowers. I dab the ends of the flowers with glue and then slide them into the greenery already secured to the wreath to create little flower pockets. I repeat this on both sides of the wreath until everything looks even and is secure.
If you have extra flowers or greenery leftover, take the opportunity to fill in any empty spots and fluff up the greenery so that it looks even on each side of the wreath. Once everything is in place, you get started making the bow for your wreath!
How to Make a Wreath Bow
Don’t let wreath bows scare you. They’re super easy to make. First, I like to choose a thick ribbon, but skinny, droopy ribbons add a very old school whimsical effect, as well, so it’s really up to you. I chose a cute teal gingham wired ribbon to pair with the pink and white florals to add a little pop of color and compliment Spring. Plus, gingham is very trendy right now!
I made a double layered ribbon, so I started by making two loops of ribbon. One loop is the size of the space I want to fill using the bow and the other is slightly smaller. I cut the ribbon and hot glued it in the center for each piece.
I then layer the ribbon on top of each other with the smaller on top and I use glue to secure them together. Finally, I add a small 2-3 inch piece vertically down the center to create the middle part of the bow, then I glue the two “ends” of the ribbon on the back of the bow to create the ribbon tails (as seen below).
Hot glue your bow directly onto your wreath and fluff it up a little bit to create a cute springy look in just a matter of minutes!
Finishing Touches to a DIY Spring Wreath
I finished my wreath off by adding a farmhouse frame with a family photo in it. You can add your family’s annual spring photo to the wreath using your prints from Shutterfly or you can decide to skip that part too – both are pictured below. Either way, you now have an easy wreath for your front door that takes about 30 minutes to make and will be the PERFECT background for your family’s Easter photos this year! Yay you!
I encourage you all to take the time to express your creative side and realize that you don’t have to buy those $50-$100 wreathes at the stores! I made this wreath for $22 worth of supplies from the craft store and 30 minutes of my time.
Finally, I hope you enjoyed this easy spring wreath tutorial! Stop by my blog for more crafty tutorials and lifestyle ideas or visit Shutterfly’s DIY content hub!