Monday, March 28, 2011

Craft Tutorial: Spring Yarn Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Time for a springtime wreath for our front door!

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This one is made by wrapping yarn around two embroidery hoops with some yoyo flowerness on the sides.

Here’s how I made mine:

Materials

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  • 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.

Directions

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Do a practice run to figure out placement. Hmmm I need one more up top!

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Fire up your glue gun and start gluing everything in place.

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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.

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Hang it up on your door, and you’re done.

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Yay for Spring!

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Linking: Sand and Sisal

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31 comments:

  1. Ahh this is so cute! I'm normally not really into wreaths but yours has made me rethink my stance! Really fabulous job.

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  2. Adorable! I will have to try this out soon!

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  3. Love it, so stylish! We used embroidery hoops as the base of a tulle wreath too!

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  4. This is so sweet...love the fabric asst and how you made the flowers.
    Stop by Pandora's Box for a chance to win some vintage linen

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  5. This is the kind of thing I would drool over in a shop for ages, debating wether or not to buy it. Now I can make my own! YAY! :)

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  6. That is so cute! I may have to try this with some hoops that have been waiting years to be used.

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  7. Stop by my blog today! I have a surprise waiting for you :)

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  8. I looooove that you used an embroidery hoop!!! :)

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  9. my goodness, everything you do is so yarn cute!

    Thank you for linking it up with us at the DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL LINKY PARTY at
    http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-craft-tutorials-party-32/

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  10. I really, really love this! Thanks for sharing your stroke of genius!

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  11. This is really awesome. I saw you at A Crafty Soiree by Katie's Nesting Spot.

    Today is my blog's first linky party. I would love for you to add this: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

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  12. Ohhhh LOVE IT! Do you have a Etsy shop? I definitely want one. ;) It's way over my ability tho to make myself.

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  13. So cute Steph! I absolutely love the colours you've used! Thanks so much for linking this up!

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  14. This is awesome! Love the colors and the flowers and oh just everything about it! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-hippo-party-23.html

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  15. Oh I love this so much! Especially the little spring embroidery hoop! Definitely a new follower and hope you get to come check me out some time too!

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  16. Steph, I really love your style! Great choice of colors, fabrics, and details. The embroidery is simply precious and I adore the little fabric covered button embellishments!

    Always such a joy to see your projects linked up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  17. How cute, I've been looking for something not too thick to hang on my front door. This wreath will fit the bill. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  18. So, cute, I love ways to use all of your scraps of yarn!

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  19. This is great! Congrats on being featured on Petite Hermine, I was featured beside you! I hope you'll pop by my blog sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  20. Ah, I so love this! I have some embroidery hoops that I didn't know what to do with. Yay, now I do!!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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  21. I love this! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. Great blog! I'm a new follower!

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  22. this is SO adorable oh my goodness! thanks for the tutorial :)

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  23. Super cute and perfectly spring, Steph! Love it! :)

    Roeshel

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  24. Hi, Love your project.. amazing idea.. Glad to have found you
    Thanks
    Love
    Hani

    http://www.craftionary.blogspot.com

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  25. such a pretty wreath, perfect for spring!

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  26. This is adorable! I can picture a red, white and blue one! Thank you for sharing.

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  27. This is brilliant! I can really see a valentine's idea coming on with this wreath tutorial.

    Happy Crafting,

    Megan and Emily @ WhimsicallyHomemade
    Please visit us at Whimsically Homemade

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