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DIY – Giant Wood Christmas Wreath

Awhile back at the Salvation Army I found a 23″ diameter embroidery hoop. And I actually left it at the store. It was $3.

I came back a week later and it was still there so I bought it and posted it on my Instagram thinking what the heck could I make with this. Now I’ve done a lot of embroidery hoop projects including two planters and two wreaths. I thought about turning this into a mirror but we already have a round shadowbox mirror. But I kept coming to using it as a giant art piece / wreath of sorts.

So as with many things that fly through my head I got this idea for writing or word to appear in it and thought “Ok how do I make this and creating the illusion of floating letters in the center.”

Well it was actually easy. And I say this in the context of that no one was more surprised than me that this worked.

I picked up some wood letters and a star as well as a wood dowel from the Home Depot. I careful measured my dowel to correspond to the inside measurement of the hoop and trimmed the dowel down into two pieces. Then I put everything in the center of the hoop to mark where it would all go. Basically the letters would be glued onto the dowels that would act the anchor for them in the center of the hoop creating that floating letters feel.

Making the wood wreath - northstory

Then all I did was use my glue gun (no really, just my glue gun) to glue the dowels inside the hoop and then the letters on top of the dowels.

Added some ribbon and decorations and got this.

DIY Wood Wreath - northstory

Wood wreath with words - northstory

Wood wreath embellishments - northstory

Side view of wood wreath - northstory

Ribbon wrapped around wood wreath - northstory

How to make a wood wreath - northstory

DIY wood Christmas wreath - wall art made with an embroidery hoop and wood letters - northstory

You know, for a girl who never made wreaths until she met other bloggers, this is become an addiction.




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    December 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I love this Alex, simple and classy. Can I say that I love that you leave the wood bare? And seriously what is it with bloggers and wreaths? I’m starting to consider jumping on that bandwagon. Maybe.

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      December 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

      I love wood grain and the look of wood grain and I was considering painting the words but felt like I wanted to keep it natural. I’m with you on the wreath thing. It’s especially brutal this time of year b/c Christmas is prime wreath season!

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    December 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I love this a lot a bit. :]

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