Hello lovelies! I’ve wanted to share this craft with you for about 2 weeks now but with it being so hot up here I just couldn’t bring myself to sit down at the computer to type it. After all, who wants to think about fall when it’s 90 degrees outside? Yeah, me neither. Now that it’s finally cooled down (hallelujah!), I figured it was time to share :) So, go grab some materials and a pumpkin spice latte, and let’s get to crafting!
Now don’t get me wrong, I still love my DIY Fall Burlap Wreath, which happens to be the most viewed posting on my blog, but I was in the mood for something different. While searching my pins on Pinterest, I came across a “wreath” that was basically an embroidery hoop covered in burlap with a big monogram on it. I was sold. Except, I wanted some color- which is pretty rare for me as most of my house is decorated in grays, whites, and creams. Perhaps I was just feeling adventurous, who knows. Nevertheless, I grabbed the Harps and went off to my favorite place, Hobby Lobby, in search of supplies. Below is the tutorial for my Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath. Enjoy :)
DIY Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath
- Embroidery Hoop (I used an 18” hoop)
- Fall themed fabric (size depends on what size hoop you use but I bought ¾ of a yard)
- Wooden Letter
- Paint for hoop (optional) and for letter (in my case white and black)
- Ribbon to make bow
- Floral wire or pipe cleaner (for bow)
- Hot glue gun
This first step is optional but I chose to paint the outside of my hoop (you could just as easily leave it plain). I didn’t have any acrylic paint handy so I used some leftover chalk paint. While that was drying, I painted my wooden “V” in a stark black thinking it would add a nice contrast to the orange polka dot fabric.
After that, I ran upstairs, turned on the iron, and ironed my fabric. No creases for this girl! Once everything was nice and smooth, I hooped it onto my embroidery hoop and then trimmed the excess fabric from the edges.
Next, I used my hot glue gun (still my favorite crafting accessory to date) to glue my wooden “V” to the fabric.
Once again, this next part is optional: I decided to top off the wreath with a simple burlap bow (see instructions below), which is basically the only type of bow I know how to make. Lastly, I hot glued some floral wire to the back of the embroidery hoop so that it could be hung.
Simple Burlap Bow
Let me preface this with the fact that I think my pictures offer an easier explanation of how to make a simple bow but I’ll try to explain in words what I did.
To make the bow, I cut a long piece of burlap (in the picture, it looks like about 18” long), then hot glued it in the middle and brought both pieces to the half way mark. Now, repeat. Lay one piece of burlap on top of the other so that they’re angled (like a bow). Wrap with some floral wire or pipe cleaner in the center to create the bow. Cut about 5” of burlap and tie in a knot. This will cover the floral wire and hot glue into place. Hot glue the bow onto the embroidery hoop.
And there you have it! A super easy nap-time craft sure to add a little fall sass to any door.