DIY Christmas Hoop Wreath
Hello my fellow DIY enthusiasts! My name is Caitie, from caitiegetscreative on instragram. I have had the pleasure of being friends with Julia for many years now! Throughout this time, I have seen her zest for all things DIY and this holiday season I’ve decided to get down and crafty too! Keep reading to see how I made this Christmas Hoop Wreath.
Things you’ll need:
- Embroidery Hoop (for these projects I used a 9in and 12in)
- Fabric of your choice (I choose different buffalo check handkerchiefs)
- Various seasonal floral and foliage
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun
- Glue gun sticks
- Cricut Marker (or other cutting machine)
- White Glitter heat transfer vinyl
- Cricut Heat Press (you can use iron as well)
I found all materials at Michaels, they usually have great sales going on and if you are a teacher you get 20%
This project may seem like it has a lot of steps to it, but trust me the outcome is well worth it! To start, I created a design using my Cricut maker. For those of you who do not have a Cricut or various cutting machines do not fret! This wreath can be made without and still look great for the season!
After creating a design of your liking there is one important step you need to do before you load the vinyl. MAKE SURE TO MIRROR ANY WORDING!!!!!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have ruined a perfectly good piece of vinyl because I did not do this step! Placing the plastic side down go ahead and start cutting out your design. Once the vinyl is cut, you can set aside till you are ready to transfer to fabric.
Next, prepare the fabric to fit the hoop by cutting it into a square and transfer vinyl. Using either a Cricut press or iron transfer the vinyl to your fabric. I like to make sure to get any wrinkles or creases out of my fabric before I lay down the vinyl. For anyone using the press, I set mine to 350 degrees for 34 seconds. You should not need to go any longer than that but you can always check by peeling back the plastic. If any of the vinyl has not stuck to the fabric you can heat for a little longer but be cautious not to burn. After peeling off the plastic you can fit the fabric into both hoops and tighten into place.
Using a hot glue gun, glue down any remaining edges of fabric. Now for the fun part! Using the different floral and foliage start to layout and layer to your liking. Once again using your trusty hot glue gun, glue everything into place.
Lastly, you can add a ribbon at the top to hang your wreath! The awesome part is that these wreaths can be customized to fit any season! I hope that you have as much fun making this project as I did!
If you feel inspired to make your own wreath make sure to share on instagram! You can tag and follow @diydougherty or @caitiegetscreative. Or hashtag #diydougherty and #caitiegetscreative!