It may not be spring, but we’re totally faking it in this house. I’m completely down with pretending it’s spring, and I’m beginning the spring decorating with these super-cool DIY Succulent Embroidery Hoop Wreaths! Hoop wreaths are a very popular alternative to traditional wreaths these days. They have a more streamline look and are so much fun to hang anywhere in your house.
DIY Succulent Embroidery Hoop Wreaths
This is my first embroidery hoop wreath project, and there were so many directions I could go. I settled on succulents because I felt like they would give me a fresh, spring feel without being too flowery. For whatever reason, (maybe it’s because we were just shoveling snow) I’m not quite into “flower” mode yet. I love spring flowers though, and I’m sure I’ll get there.
I gathered my supplies, (all from Hobby Lobby). I also ended up using floral wire, so pretend there is some floral wire in the supply shot above. 😉
To give the hoop a more finished look, I stained them with some “Driftwood” wood stain. After I began, a fellow-blogger and sweet friend of mine (Seeking Lavender Lane) suggested using dark finishing wax instead of stain because it dries so much faster. SO smart! 😉
Next, I snipped the long stems of each succulent down, and used a combination of hot glue and floral wire to attach the succulents to the embroidery hoops. The hardest succulent to attach was the largest air plant one. I really had to work my hot glue and floral wire to get it on there. 😉
To hang the hoops, I used fishing line. I did this because I wanted to create the illusion that the hoops were almost floating right over my DIY Song Lyric Sign and window pane. I was hoping to make them look like they were sort of floating awaaaayyyy…..
I just love how the whole vignette turned out! I completed and hung the largest (center) hoop first, then began creating and hanging the medium-sized hoops. I finished and hung the tiniest hoops last. They get simpler as they get smaller.
I grabbed some old books and left them open on the table below. I think it gives the whole look a little something extra special. 😉
Can you tell that I couldn’t stop taking pictures?! So many fun shots! I just love the whimsical feel of this fresh, spring vignette!
Here’s a quick video tutorial I made for fun!
Today some of my friends are sharing their beautiful and inspiring DIY Spring Wreaths! Head over to see what they have in store…
Have a great day! 🙂