How To Make Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage

How To Make Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage

Last Christmas, I made my first door wreath, using a wicker wreath base, copper fairy lights and eucalyptus. It worked so well that this year I’ve made some eucalyptus winter wreaths for our living room.Winter wreaths with pink baby's breath and eualyptus on embroidery hoops

What You Need To Make Winter Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage

All you need to make winter wreaths are:

Materials to make winter wreaths with emboridery hoops and foliage

You can collect foliage from your garden, or local common grounds too if you like. I just love the smell and look of eucalyptus, and it stays looking lovely even after it has dried out and gone crispy. This makes it perfect for wreath making. I was planning to get normal white baby’s breath (gypsophila), but I found some in my local florist’s that is sprayed pink, which I couldn’t resist.

How To Make Winter Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage

  1. First, cut some short lengths of floristry wire, about 6-7 cm long.
  2. Next, use your secateurs to trim your eucalyptus to size, I used two pieces per hoop.Materials for making winter wreaths
  3. Do the same with your baby’s breath, I cut mine quite short.Pink baby's breath
  4. Place your lengths of eucalyptus over your hoop, overlapped them at the bottom. Place them pointing upwards from the bottom, or, if you want to completely cover your embroidery hoop, have them all facing the same way. Add more until you are happy with the effect.Winter wreath in progress
  5. Secure the eucalyptus with your floristry wire, beneath the leaves, and if needed, slide the leaves down to cover the wire as much as you can.
  6. Finally, slot your baby’s breath in between the hoop and eucalyptus, and through the wire. I chose to add mine all in one bunch at the point where the bits of eucalyptus meet but you can freestyle this to create the look you want. I think off-setting the flowers looks best, but make sure yours go both sides if you are making an arrangement of several hoops like me.How to make winter wreaths
  7. Hang your hoops, making sure to balance your arrangement by varying the sizes and putting them at different heights. Winter wreaths with pink baby's breath and eualyptus on embroidery hoopsYou could hang them in a horizontal or vertical row, but that would require quite a lot of precision measuring so I’m not keen on that!Winter wreaths with emboridery hoops and foliage

You can easily make these winter wreaths more Christmassy, by using holly, Christmas tree offcuts and baubles.

How to make winter wreaths with emboridery hoops and foliage

UPDATE!

Even though I am calling these ‘Winter Wreaths’ I have actually had them up all year as they are so pretty. Here is how they look now (mid-August) A crispy, dried out and slightly faded version of the original, but still looking good!How to make wreaths out of embroidery hoops

Why not Pin this easy wreath tutorial for later? How To Make Winter Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage: an easy to follow step by step wreath tutorial.

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30 Comments

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      1st January 2018 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate that xx

  1. 3rd December 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Becky these look absolutely beautiful, so elegant and understated! And I’m totally jealous that you managed to find the flowers in pink too, it looks so delicate! Thank you for sharing this great tutorial for #HomeEtc X

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      3rd December 2017 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you Lins, I’m so happy with them I wanted to share the joy! xx

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      3rd December 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Aren’t the pink flowers lovely? I’m so happy to have found them! xx

  2. 1st December 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Oh I love the look of this! They look so modern and stylish. Might give it a go myself. Wish me luck aha 🙂

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      1st December 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Ricky! You won’t need luck, it’s super easy!

  3. 1st December 2017 / 9:00 am

    Love these – simple but so effective #homeetc

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      5th December 2017 / 11:46 am

      Thanks so much Stephanie, I loved making them! xx

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      29th November 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you, I really enjoyed making them! xx

  4. 29th November 2017 / 9:03 pm

    simple. beautiful. trying this our this weekend!

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      29th November 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Ah thanks so much Jade, hope you like the result! xx

  5. verymeinteriors
    29th November 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Oh, wow! These are lovely. I love the pink baby breath together with the green eucalyptus, works perfectly and so stylish I will definitely try making my own

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      29th November 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks so much, I was so excited to find the pink baby’s breath! Do tag me if you make one, I’d love to see it! xx

  6. 28th November 2017 / 8:19 pm

    These are so lovely! Thank you for the inspiration

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      28th November 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks so much, I’m glad it’s inspired you xx

  7. 28th November 2017 / 3:24 pm

    These would be brilliant as wedding decor! I’m going to give them a go, and maybe hang a few in my venue in May 🙂 x

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      28th November 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Ooh they would be so great for a wedding, you could choose whatever colours go with your theme! And hang them with ribbon! What a great idea xx

  8. 28th November 2017 / 12:51 pm

    The pink really makes it special. I didn’t know you could buy sprayed baby’s breath. I like it because it looks good even after Christmas.

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      28th November 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks so much Juan, I was so excited to find the pink version as it goes so well with my pink wall!

  9. 28th November 2017 / 9:23 am

    These are so sweet Becky – I love the colours of the eucalyptus and baby’s breath. I could have them up all year! Rx

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      28th November 2017 / 10:24 am

      Thanks so much Rosanna, I feel like I will probably do different versions as the year goes on! xx

  10. 27th November 2017 / 10:11 pm

    These are gorgeous and are the perfect decorations for our home. I’d love to have a go myself.

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      28th November 2017 / 10:23 am

      Thanks so much Stacey, do let me know if you give them a go! xx

  11. 27th November 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Oh hello new easy diy wreaths! I think I could even pass this onto the PTA as an easy to do with kids during our Christmas fair! Quick question though: how long do you think these will last?

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      28th November 2017 / 10:22 am

      That’s a good question – based on last year’s wreath I think the eucalyptus will look find (more crispy but still good) for a month or more, but I think the baby’s breath may need to be replaced. I may spritz them with water every now and then too!

  12. caroline vere
    27th November 2017 / 8:45 pm

    They look so lovely Becky x

    • Becky Pink
      Author
      27th November 2017 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks so much Caroline, I loved making them! xx

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