DIY Hoop Wreaths
Every day, I try to find a little spark of joy. It has been very hard to do as the weeks have unfolded into months of this global pandemic. The front page of the Sunday New York Times was sobering to say the least. I will lose it if I don’t find moments of happiness. Some moments are spontaneous, they are little sparks of joy that make me forget – even just for a second. But, when I start feeling myself pulled down and overwhelmed, I have to actively seek an escape that I know will make me happy.
We all need a break from the reality of the situation. Whether it is in the form of a walk, hike or run, a new binge-worthy TV series, a video call with family and friends, or baking, cooking or crafting – a mental distraction is absolutely vital. I’m trying to do all of the above, and this past weekend mine came in the form of crafting. This project has been on my “to do” list for a long time and it felt so great to finish it! I want to share some before and after photos and the step-by-step photos on how to make these pretty wreaths.
DIY Hoop Wreaths
Hoop wreaths have become insanely popular over the past few years. Not only are they easy to make, there are endless possibilities to the size and style which means that you can create exactly what you want. My project was to refresh the space above the headboard in our master bedroom. Previously, I hung a mirror and while I liked the way it looked, it felt right to make a change.
I absolutely LOVE the way it turned it and plan to leave it in place until the holiday season kicks off in November. I already have a few ideas of what I plan to do for Christmasy bedroom! Until then, I am going to find joy whenever I walk into our master. Before and after photos are below and here is a list of supplies you will need, any good craft store will carry them:
- Various sizes of embroidery hoop wreaths
- Faux flowers and greens
- A hot glue gun
- Small wire cutters
Below is what the space above the bed looked like (ignore the unmade bed):
The following photos show what the space looks like now:
Here are the Step-by-Step Photos:
| various size hoops, faux flowers and greens |
| wire cutters are helpful to snip the lateral sprays off the main stem of the faux greens |
| layout the greens and leave a space in the center for the flowers, hot glue in place |
| add focal flowers, you can use one or several |
| I added little embellishments like small berries and other small flowers |
I hope you enjoyed this post! Please comment with any questions.
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