All you need for this project is an embroidery hoop, floral wire, and a few springs of a leafy green or other embellishment.
You’ll also need a pair of side cutting pliers to trim the floral pieces and wire. Follow the steps below and scroll down for a list of tools and materials needed for this project.
Steps for Making a DIY Hoop Wreath
1. Finish the Hoop
- Apply stain to the embroidery hoop with a foam brush, and then wipe away any excess with a cloth.
- Separate the layers of the hoop and stain the remaining edges. Because I’ll be positioning my floral pieces over the hardware, I don’t mind if it gets stain on it, but you could always tape it off if you plan to leave the hardware exposed as an accent.
2. Size the Stems
- Using side-cutting pliers, trim pieces from a floral stem and layer them into a grouping.
- For an everyday design made using eucalyptus, I’m cinching the ends of two sprigs together to create one continuous accent.
3. Attach the Stems to the Hoop
- Place the arrangement on the embroidery hoop. Using pliers, cut a piece of floral wire.
- Wrap the wire around the sprig and hoop to secure the pieces in place.
- Twist another wire near the tip of the stem to help it follow the shape of the hoop.
- Now layer on an embellishment (optional) and hold it in place with a piece of wire.
- Depending on what materials you’re using, you can also use a small block of floral foam or hot glue to secure additional pieces.