Happy (almost) fall y’all! Hard to believe summer is already winding down, especially with the temperatures still beyond warm outside. I decided to beat the heat, and welcome the eventual changing of the season with this simple wood leaf embroidery hoop wreath! Follow along to learn how to make your own.
- Embroidery Hoop
- 3 inch Wood Maple Leaf Cutouts
- Acrylic Craft Paints
- Paint Brush
- Glue Gun
I cannot get enough of embroidery hoop crafts lately, so deciding upon the base for my fall wreath this year was a no-brainer. To begin, you’ll paint the leaves in your desired colors. I tend to lean towards colors that blend well with my house, so I chose a pretty blue, yellow and green.
While your leaves are drying, you can set about cutting your yarn into pieces between 25 – 30 inches long. I used 30 strands of yarn per color for my wreath.
Starting in the center and working your way out, fold the yarn in half, lay the looped part over the embroidery hoop, and bring the tails behind and through the top, pulling down tightly as you go.
Continue adding until you have your desired thickness. Be sure to trim any uneven edges.
Now that your wood leaves are dry, attach them to your hoop using hot glue.
Add coordinating ribbon, or tie several pieces of yarn to the top, then hang! It just so happened that the hoop hung perfectly on my vintage shutter without adding anything to the top.I’m obsessed with how my simple fall embroidery hoop wreath turned out. Now I just need to decide whether I want it to hang inside or out!