Embroidery Hoop Wreath for Christmas

Embroidery Hoop Wreath for Christmas

I thought I would put my own spin on the embroidery hoop wreath today. I am making a farmhouse style version today for Christmas with buttons and ribbon. Wait, buttons? Oh yes! And you are going to love it! Just follow along below to see how to make this embroidery hoop art for your home this holiday season. This post is sponsored by CSS Industries which makes both ribbon and buttons, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

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Supplies to make embroidery hoop wall art:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Buttons Collector jar (natural color) (get from buttons.com or Wal-Mart or Joann Stores)
  • Offray Ribbon (natural color) (get from offray.com or Wal-Mart or Joann Stores)
  • JOY printable (click here to download)
  • Tracing paper (in white)
  • Buffalo plaid fabric
  • Greenery
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Hot glue and a glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Pen
  • Printer
  • Printer paper

Supplies to make an embroidery hoop wreath

Embroidery Hoop Art Video Tutorial

If you want to watch me make this embroidery hoop wreath, just follow along with our video below.

Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? You can see step-by-step instructions below as well.

How to make a bow:

First, you will need to use your roll of ribbon to make a bow for your wreath. Start with a small loop in the ribbon and hold that with your thumb. Then add five loops on each side of that. These should all be approximately equal in size. Finally, make a large loop with the rest of the roll of ribbon and hold the end of the roll with your hand.

how to make a burlap bow

Use the pipe cleaner to go through the small loop and all the way around the burlap ribbon. Be sure to catch all of the loops including the end of your ribbon. Pull the pipe cleaner really tight and twist a few times. Then trim any excess from the end of your ribbon with scissors.

using a pipe cleaner to make a bow

You can now fluff your bow and cut the large loop in half. Set this aside for now. You can do more fluffing and trim your ends once the bow is on your embroidery hoop wreath.

how to make a bow for a wreath

How to make an embroidery hoop wreath:

Start with your embroidery hoop. Separate the two pieces.

using an embroidery hoop to make a wreath

Put the fabric between the two pieces and tighten the hoop. Then pull the fabric until it is really tight.

buffalo plaid fabric

Then flip the hoop over and start trimming away the excess fabric. I find it is easiest to do this with a craft knife. Just run it close to the wood and cut the fabric away.

christmas plaid fabric in an embroidery hoop

Continue all the way around the hoop.

trimming excess fabric from an embroidery hoop

Put something to write on under your fabric like a book. Then add a piece of white tracing paper on top of your embroidery hoop with the shiny side down. Print the word joy onto regular copy paper. Lay this on top of the tracing paper. Use a pen to trace around the outer edges.

adding the word joy to fabric

Then remove the paper pieces and you will be left with a white outline on your fabric.

using tracing paper on fabric

You will be using buttons to fill in the word. Some of the buttons may be too large for the outline. Set those to the side.

hot glue to add buttons to fabric

Use the wide variety of buttons in the jar to fill in your word. Secure them in place with hot glue. Use two layers of the buttons to really make the word pop off of the fabric.

button letter on fabric

Then just continue in this same manner until the entire word is filled.

button word on fabric

Finishing the Wreath

Then secure some greenery to the top with some hot glue. I used two sprigs on each side.

adding greenery to an embroidery hoop wreath

Trim the pipe cleaner ends from the bow then hot glue it to the center. You can now fluff the bow however you would like.

adding a bow to an embroidery hoop wreath

You can trim the ends of your ribbon short or long. I chose to trim mine long with a “V” cut. I then used hot glue to secure the ends under the greenery so that they hang down the sides of my embroidery hoop wreath.

how to make an embroidery hoop wreath

Your embroidery hoop art is now complete and ready to hang for your Christmas decor.

christmas embroidery hoop art

If you love all things rustic and farmhouse, this embroidery hoop wall art is the perfect project for you.

holiday hoop wreath

So, grab your buttons and ribbon and get started on this holiday craft idea today. Hang it on your door or above your mantel.

christmas hoop wreath

So, tell me, who needs a Christmas wreath like this one this year?

diy embroidery hoop art

Be sure to give our embroidery hoop wreath a try! You can also print the instructions with the card below as well!

Embroidery Hoop Wreath for Christmas

Use our step by step instructions to make your own embroidery hoop art for the holidays.

Total Time 1 hour
Author Angie Holden

Equipment

  • Hot Glue and a Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Pen
  • Printer

What You Will Need

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Buttons Collector jar natural color (get from buttons.com or Wal-Mart or Joann Stores)
  • Offray Ribbon natural color (get from offray.com or Wal-Mart or Joann Stores)
  • JOY printable
  • Tracing paper in white
  • Buffalo plaid fabric
  • Greenery
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Printer paper

Instructions

How to make a bow:

  • First, you will need to use your roll of ribbon to make a bow for your wreath. Start with a small loop in the ribbon and hold that with your thumb. Then add five loops on each side of that. These should all be approximately equal in size. Finally, make a large loop with the rest of the roll of ribbon and hold the end of the roll with your hand.
  • Use the pipe cleaner to go through the small loop and all the way around the burlap ribbon. Be sure to catch all of the loops including the end of your ribbon. Pull the pipe cleaner really tight and twist a few times. Then trim any excess from the end of your ribbon with scissors.
  • You can now fluff your bow and cut the large loop in half. Set this aside for now. You can do more fluffing and trim your ends once the bow is on your embroidery hoop wreath.

How to make an embroidery hoop wreath:

  • Start with your embroidery hoop. Separate the two pieces.
  • Put the fabric between the two pieces and tighten the hoop. Then pull the fabric until it is really tight.
  • Then flip the hoop over and start trimming away the excess fabric. I find it is easiest to do this with a craft knife. Just run it close to the wood and cut the fabric away.
  • Continue all the way around the hoop.
  • Put something to write on under your fabric like a book. Then add a piece of white tracing paper on top of your embroidery hoop with the shiny side down. Print the word joy onto regular copy paper. Lay this on top of the tracing paper. Use a pen to trace around the outer edges.
  • Then remove the paper pieces and you will be left with a white outline on your fabric.
  • You will be using buttons to fill in the word. Some of the buttons may be too large for the outline. Set those to the side.
  • Use the wide variety of buttons in the jar to fill in your word. Secure them in place with hot glue. Use two layers of the buttons to really make the word pop off of the fabric.
  • Then just continue in this same manner until the entire word is filled.
  • Then secure some greenery to the top with some hot glue. I used two sprigs on each side.
  • Trim the pipe cleaner ends from the bow then hot glue it to the center. You can now fluff the bow however you would like.
  • You can trim the ends of your ribbon short or long. I chose to trim mine long with a “V” cut. I then used hot glue to secure the ends under the greenery so that they hang down the sides of my embroidery hoop wreath.

Caroline

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