I cannot believe that we’re at the end of 2019. Every since 2015, I’ve been using that 2020 joke. You know, the one that says “Don’t ask me what I’m doing in 5 years, ’cause I don’t have 2020 vision.” But now it’s here, and honestly, I still don’t have 2020 vision. What will this year hold? Who am I going to be? There are things I want the year to hold and things I want to be, but often times that’s easier dreamed than done.
One thing I do want to do, though, is reopen my heart. After a hardship in my life in 2018-2019, I very much closed myself off to others. I was present physically, but my heart wasn’t. I want to welcome people into my heart again.
That’s exactly why I chose to do this tutorial today, on New Year’s Eve. This wreath that I’m teaching you how to make specifically has the word welcome on it. I want to welcome in this new year and the opportunities that it has, as well as welcome people into my heart and home. Now obviously there are a lot of ways to decorate an embroidery hoop wreath, but today I’ll be walking you through making a duplicate of the one I did.
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- The first step is to grab your berries, greenery, embroidery hoop, and word for your embroidery hoop wreath. Lay them all out in the pattern that you want your final product to be in to ensure that you have enough berries and greenery.
- At this stage, choose which part of the embroidery hoop you’ll use. If you use the complete circle (the inner piece), then consider how you’ll hang it. Will you loop it over a hook, or will you add ribbon to it? If you use the outer circle that separates, consider looping a ribbon through the metal for easy hanging. Then, hot glue the metal pieces together for extra support.
- Paint your embroidery hoop with white acrylic paint or spray paint.
- Attach your berries to the embroidery hoop using wire. Don’t worry about the wire being visible at this stage.
5. Turn your hoop over. Attach the greenery the same way that you attached the berries.
6. Use your hot glue gun to set the greenery and berries how you want them. Be sure to arrange the berries/greens to cover any visible wire.
7. Paint the edges of the greenery white to give it a snowy look. I found it helpful to paint against the grain to just get the ends, but keep in mind, the paint does tend to flick outwards when you do that!
8. Spray your word white with matte spray paint.
9. Glue your word to your embroidery hoop wreath using your hot glue gun.
Your wreath is now officially done! Like I said, there are plenty of ways to do an embroidery hoop wreath craft, so if you put your own spin on this one, be sure to share it in the comments below! I hope you enjoyed today’s craft, and I hope that you have a marvelous new year.