Time for a springtime wreath for our front door!
This one is made by wrapping yarn around two embroidery hoops with some yoyo flowerness on the sides.
Here’s how I made mine:
- Embroidery hoops: The big one is 10 inches. The small oval one is the flexible kind, about 3.5 inches long.
- Yarn: A small ball about the size of your palm is much more than plenty to cover the big embroidery hoop. Choose a contrasting color for the small hoop.
- Springy fabric for the yoyos
- Not shown: Embroidery thread/needle and light fabric (I used twill) for the small hoop, covered button kit and fabric scraps, circle templates in different sizes i.e. various round objects around the house, jute twine, needle and regular thread, hot glue gun.
It’s easiest to pull out a small ball’s worth of yarn for each color for wrapping, as shown above. For the big hoop, pinch the end of the yarn in between the embroidery hoops, wrapping the yarn around both hoops, and then knot the two ends together when the hoop is covered.
For the small hoop, wrap only the outside hoop as we will be inserting fabric (and the inner hoop will be behind the fabric so no need to wrap it in yarn). Then write in the word “Spring” onto the fabric with a pencil and embroider over it.
Wrap some jute twine around the yarn on the big hoop, first tying one end to the screw of the embroidery hoop (and leaving some length). Finish by tying the two ends together, again leaving length. The wreath will hang using this length.
Make yoyos and covered buttons. I used the top and bottom of this vase plus a bowl as my circle templates, giving me three different sizes, to trace onto the fabric.
To see a quick tutorial on how to make the yoyos, here’s a link to my Christmas wreath where I also yoyo’ed it up (and covered-button’ed it up, and embroider’ed it up and embroidery hoop’ed it up).
Do a practice run to figure out placement. Hmmm I need one more up top!
Fire up your glue gun and start gluing everything in place.
As a finishing touch, I added a little bit more jute to the wreath, by simply tying a bow and pushing it underneath the yoyos (so it’s tied to the embroidery hoop). Repeat on either side of the small hoop.
Hang it up on your door, and you’re done.
Yay for Spring!
Linking: Sand and Sisal