If you’re looking to flex your creative muscles this Christmas with a fun make that’s festive too, then you’ll love this cute wreath idea. A modern take on a traditional festive wreath, this one features a circular wreath design of your choice in an embroidery hoop and, best of all, you can keep it for many years too.
These crafty embroidery hoops are a cute idea, smaller than regular wreaths and you can add them to your front door as a modern nod to the greenery of old. Alternatively, simply hang up in your hallway, or around your home in the run-up to the festive period. We love the idea of making different ones and hanging a few up at a time.
The great thing about this tutorial is that you can make it exactly how you want. Why not go for traditional greens with a touch of red for the berries, or mix it up with some brighter colours for a fun twist on an embroidery wreath. For inspiration, we love Goga from classic embroidery wreath.
We also love Anna Wilson from Tea and a Sewing Machine’s , which she created for .
Plus, on a blue background captures the craft beautifully.
To make your design, create a wreath in a circular shape with any stitches you would like. Straight stitches, satin stitch and French knots all add texture to your piece, so why not mix it up with a few different stitches – all you need is a piece of fabric, some embroidery thread and an embroidery hoop, then you can go all out on the design.
Whether you want to make just the one for your door, or add a few of these to your walls, these fun wreaths will wow any guests who come to your door.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Embroidery hoop ()
- Muslin or small piece of fabric ()
- Embroidery threads in a variety of colours – keep to greens for a traditional wreath look or brights for a more modern design ()
- Embroidery needle ()
1. Draw your wreath design in pencil first. Wreaths are typically circular with leaves coming off the middle, but the design is up to you. The key is to keep your stitches connected and circular, just like a traditional wreath design.
2. Take your first embroidery thread and stitch your design onto the fabric, keeping it quite taut. Try a backstitch for the stem of your wreath, a chain stitch or satin stitch for the leaves, while a French knot works well for the flowers. If you’d like to add petals to your flowers, a lazy daisy stitch is perfect for this. You may want to use a few different greens to add texture to the leaves and some reds for a berry effect, but keep to a maximum of around three colours.
3. Continue with your second and third colours. If you want to give your wreath a fancier look, add some gold and silver colours.
4. Once you’re happy with your design, tie and cut the ends of the thread. If desired, cover the loose threads by sewing another piece of fabric to the back of your hoop but make sure your stitches don’t show through on the front of the hoop.
5. Hang your wreath outside your door or make a few more and add to your wall as a decorative feature.