Make an Embroidery Hoop Boxwood Holiday Wreath

Make an elegant, oversized (but lightweight!) holiday wreath by wrapping faux greenery around an embroidery hoop and upcycling plastic pots into antique bells.

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December 06, 2019
Christmas Wreath

DIY Embroidery Hoop Holiday Wreath

Make a large, light-weight and elegant holiday wreath by wrapping garland around an embroidery hoop and upcycling plastic pots into antique bells.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials + Tools

  • copper, gold + pewter metallic acrylic paint
  • paintbrushes
  • paper towels
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • floral wire
  • wire cutters

Create Bells

Begin by painting the inside and outside of the plastic flower pots with copper acrylic paint and set to dry (Image 1). Once dry, add a coat of gold paint (Image 2). While still wet, add a small amount of pewter paint to a paper towel and lightly brush it onto the pot to create an antique, weathered look (Image 3). Add the pewter gradually for the most realistic look. Let dry. Next, hot glue a piece of twine to the inside of a wooden bead. Then, hot glue the other end of the twine to the inside of the pot so that the bead hangs just below the lip (Image 4). To hang, create a loop by tying a knot out of a long piece of twine and hot glue the knot to the top center of the pot (Image 5).

Add Greenery

Remove the inner hoop and set aside. Lay the greenery around the outside of the outer hoop and attach using floral wire (Image 1). Tightly twist a piece of floral wire every 5 inches around the hoop and the stems of the greenery (Image 2). Add the inner hoop back in to help hide the wire and give the wreath a clean look (Image 3).

Tie on Bells

Tie on Bells

DIY Embroidery Hoop Holiday Wreath: Tie on Bells

Gather and arrange the bells so they hang in the center of the hoop. Tie a knot around the top of the hoop to secure. To create a dramatic cascading effect, hang the bells at different heights.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Gather and arrange the bells so they hang in the center of the hoop. Tie a knot around the top of the hoop to secure. To create a dramatic cascading effect, hang the bells at different heights.

Add Festive Flourishes

Add a bow at the top of the wreath to hide the knot of the bells (Image 1). Stick in some faux evergreen around the bow for extra holiday cheer!

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