Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom to Make This Nautical Wreath

Turn an embroidery hoop into a loom to weave a unique, summer-inspired wreath that will make you feel like you live seaside.

March 24, 2020

Embroidery Hoop Loom Wreath 05:50

Andrew and Dennis weave a summer beach scene onto an embroidery hoop.
Embroidery hoop and yarn wreath with beach scene hangs on wall

Embroidery Hoop Loom Wreath

With some clever engineering (and careful drilling), the Crafty Lumberjacks converted an embroidery hoop into a loom to create this seaside-inspired wreath. Andrew and Dennis wove in chunky yarn to make the waves, sun and clouds and adorned their creation with wood bird accents from the craft store. A piece of rope glued around the outside of the embroidery hoop hides the drill marks and adds a nautical touch.

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Photo by: Caitlin Dabbs

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Materials + Tools

  • embroidery hoop
  • cotton string
  • variety of thick & colorful yarn
  • measuring tape
  • drill
  • needle
  • wooden seagulls
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • super glue
  • scissors
  • sandpaper

Prep Hoop

Prep Hoop

DIY Summer Embroidery Hoop Loom Wreath: Prep Hoop

Start by removing the outer hoop. You will not use it for this project. Next, use a measuring tape to mark out 1 cm lines along the entire inside of the inner hoop. Drill small holes in the center of each marked spot then sand down to prevent splintering.

Start by removing the outer hoop. You will not use it for this project. Next, use a measuring tape to mark out 1 centimeter lines along the entire inside of the inner hoop. Drill small holes in the center of each marked spot then sand down to prevent splintering.

Create Loom

Create Loom

DIY Summer Embroidery Hoop Loom Wreath: Create Loom

Thread a needle to a piece of cotton string and tie a large knot at the end. Thread through and across each drilled hole to create vertical parallel lines, making sure to keep the string as taut as possible. Tie off at the end.

Thread a needle to a piece of cotton string and tie a large knot at the end. Thread through and across each drilled hole to create vertical parallel lines, making sure to keep the string as taut as possible. Tie off at the end. Finally, use super glue to fully secure the ends of the string to the embroidery hoop to ensure the knot doesn’t slip out.

Weave

Weave Yarn

DIY Summer Embroidery Hoop Loom Wreath: Weave

Starting from the bottom, weave yarn through the strings, working section by section to create the sand, ocean, sun and clouds. Cut extra yarn tails on the backside of the hoop and tuck in to hide.

Starting from the bottom, weave yarn through the strings, working section by section to create the sand, ocean, sun and clouds. Cut extra yarn tails on the backside of the hoop and tuck in to hide. Pro Tip: Start with the large areas of same-colored yarn first then add the details on top.

Add Embellishments

Add Embellishments

DIY Summer Embroidery Hoop Loom Wreath: Add Embellishments

Then, use a hot glue gun to glue a thick piece of yarn or rope around the hoop. Finish it off by tying a sailor's knot at the top of the hoop. Tuck away and glue the ends of the knot to the back.

Glue wooden seagulls to the cotton string with super glue. Then, use a hot glue gun to glue a thick piece of yarn or rope around the hoop. Finish it off by tying a sailor's knot at the top of the hoop. Tuck away and glue the ends of the knot to the back. Now it's time to hang out, relax and enjoy the beach.

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