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Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Happy Tuesday!

I needed to spice up my front door with a new summer wreath because the one I still had up was from Memorial Day/Fourth of July. I wanted something fun and bright!

 

Supplies I used:

1- 8 inch embroidery hoop

1- 12 inch embroidery hoop

fabric

rolling cork

hot glue/glue gun

Fiskars shears

felt for florals

 

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I found this fabric at Michaels and I think it just screams summah!

 

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I first traced out the size of fabric and rolled cork I would need for this project. The size you need is the space that will be between your embroidery hoops.

 

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Once you have cork and fabric cut out, it’s time to glue the fabric to the cork.  I just used Mod Podge, but hot glued on the very outer edges.

 

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The next step is to hot glue your hoops onto your fabric/cork. Trim the excess cork and fabric from around the edges.

 

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Add any embellishments you want to your wreath. For mine I created two felt florals and also used a wool felt ball to finish the look.

 

 

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Ta-da! I love my new wreath so much! Definitely the summer piece I was wanting for the front door!

 

 

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Let me know if you try this diy project. I’d love to see it!

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Easy DIY Felt Flower

Hello friends!

I love making all different types of felt florals so on today’s blog post I wanted to show an easy DIY tutorial on how to make a super simple, yet adorable felt flower.

I want to first mention, not all felts are created equal! The three nonwoven felts are 100% wool, wool blend felt and craft felt.  I could write a whole post on these felts! But the main ideas are:

  • 100% wool felt is durable, but expensive
  • Craft felt is what you would find at most craft stores. It’s cheap, thin, doesn’t come in a lot of colors and it’s made from recycled or synthetic materials like acrylic.
  • Wool blend felt is affordable and durable, like 100% wool felt. It’s made up of wool and rayon fibers and this is the felt I love to use!

 

For this project I used my Fiskars sheers, hot glue gun, Big Shot, dies and of course felt!

 

I like to use my Fiskars scissors or these Fiskars sheers when cutting my wool blend felt. I talked about it in my Favorite Products blog post why I think these sheers are amazing.

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This is my current favorite hot glue gun. I can not say enough good things about this one!

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For this project I used my Big Shot to cut out perfect circles for the flower. If you don’t have a Big Shot you can certainly use scissors to cut out your circles.

 

 

I used these framelit dies by Sizzix and chose which size circle I wanted to use.

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I knew I needed seven circles to create this flower, so I measured how big my die would be then cut my felt into the seven separate pieces my circle would fit on.

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My stack of felt.

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I then took out my Big Shot sandwiches. You can tell they’ve been well loved!

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After going through the Big Shot.

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I did one extra just in case!

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Look at that gorgeous felt! This felt feels as great as is looks!

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Here we go! Time to assemble the flower! First, fold your circle in half and lightly put hot glue near the center of the fold.

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Second, fold it again and put the hot glue long the bottom only of your felt making the sides connect.

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Squeeze glue and hold. Do this to 6 circles total. (Put two off to the side until the end.)

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Next, lay down your left over circle flat and start to lay your four folded glued pieces on top. The open parts must be facing out and the glued sides facing each other in the center as shown below.

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Glue your four pieces down.

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Grab the two glued pieces that you put aside eariler. Make one glued side face you and the other glued side face the opposite way (as shown below).

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You will glue these to the top of the flower.

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Finally start to pull your petals up to glue then all together!

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As in true mom brain fashion, I forgot to take a picture of my final flower! But here is a beautiful aqua one that is complete.

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Hope you found this tutorial helpful!

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xo, Nicole