It can be overwhelming to think of event decor that fits your theme, is easy to create and is within your budget. Luckily, we’ve found the perfect solution: hoop wreaths.
Hoop wreaths are not only easy to make, but you can personalize them to fit a variety of events. These versatile hoops can be covered with greenery and hung at a wedding or sprinkled with bright florals for a baby shower. They can decorate a front door or tied to string and used as a hanging centerpiece. The possibilities are endless!
To help you learn the basics, we have a tutorial on how to make a hoop wreath for your next event. Follow the four simple steps and you’ll be able to create your own in no time.
Let’s get started!
Hoop Wreath Supply List: What you will need
- 2 14” embroidery hoops
- 2 10” embroidery hoops
- 1 7” embroidery hoop
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Hot glue gun
- Floral wire
- Variety of greenery and florals
Step 1: Paint the Embroidery Hoops
This craft can also be done with a hula hoop or metal hoop, but if you want to include live flowers, floral tape or wire will adhere best to wood. With metal or plastic, the tape or wire will slip and your design will fall apart. The other benefit of using a wooden embroidery hoop is that you can stain or paint it to match your decor. Simply paint one side with acrylic paint. Wait for it to dry and then cover the other side. Be sure to use thin coats of paint if you want it to dry faster.
Step 2: Attach Greenery With Floral Tape or Wire
Once the embroidery hoop is dry, you can start attaching greenery to the hoop. Wrap the tape or wire around the stems of the greenery and then around the hoop to secure.
Step 3: Add Flowers to the Hoop
Once you’re happy with the amount of greenery, you can begin adding flowers. Use the same technique of wrapping the tape or wire around the stems and then securing it on the hoop. Repeat this process for the other hoops.
Step 4: Hot Glue the Hoops Together
Once all the greenery and flowers are securely attached to the hoops, you can connect the hoops with hot glue. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the rim of one hoop and then press the second hoop on. Press down until the glue is completely dry. If you don’t wait long enough, the hoops will fall apart when you try to hang them. Repeat for as many hoops as you’d like.
Step 5: Hang At Your Event
Once the glue has dried, you can attach clear string to the hoops and hang them at your event. If you aren’t able to hang them from the ceiling, you can attach them to a wall with removable hooks or nails. Try including a hoop wreath above a buffet table filled with treats and a colorful bouquet or use it as a photo booth backdrop.
Now that you know how to make a hoop wreath, you can easily recreate this look at your next event. Be sure to use flowers that are in season for the freshest look and add matching bouquets throughout the event.