Embroidery Hoop Wreaths for old shirts

Embroidery Hoop Wreath

These hoop wreaths are so much fun to create. I didn’t have cute old shirts to use so: shopping time it is. I ran to my local thrift store and snagged a few fun patterns.

This sunflower Embroidery Hoop Wreath I had a visual for, but the snowflake one I made up as I went along. I had planned to sell them but am keeping them both because they are so cute!!

This one took 3 trips to the store and one redo to complete it — but I LOVE it and think it was worth the hassle.

Sunflower Embroidery Hoop Wreaths

The first one I created had a bigger print for the buffalo plaid. It just wasn’t what I had in mind when it was done.

I think buffalo plaid has to have a certain size plaid vs accents (floral) proportion, for the design to look great in the end. Here’s a pic where the plaid was just too large.

It looked off to me with the larger plaid in this medium size embroidery hoot.

Assembling Your Embroidery Hoop Wreath

1. Align the pattern over the back hoop.

2. Add ribbons now if you want (here is where I added my burlap ribbon).

3. Place the top hoop on over and tighten almost completely tight.

4. Tug the fabric and ribbon to align and finish tightening the hoop.

5. Flip over and trim so excess fabric to about 1/2-1” long.

Embroidery Hoop Wreath
Be sure to glue it flat like this so it will hang nice on wall or door.
  • Hot glue the excess fabric to the embroidery hoop. This holds the fabric down so it hangs flat onto your wall.

6. Add floral and accent items — the fun part. Haha

Embroidery Hoop Wreath
This larger pattern buffalo check is just speaking to me. I had to change it.

Do you want to see the final?

This grayer buffalo plaid had a smaller pattern and that helped too.

The “thankful” word was from Hobby Lobby. And so was the ribbon.

Speaking of which isn’t that ribbon adorable??? It has a nice wire in it and holds the placement well. The “thankful” word is hot glued on.

These hoop wreaths are so fun to make!

Have you made one? I’d love to see!!

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  1. Ahhhaha! Love the whole using his shirts idea! I have a couple I want to use right now ????❣ I can say 100% cotton shrinks and he hates tight arms/chest. Hehehe

    1. Right! It’s perfect for those shirts you like but can’t wear anymore! And easy to change it out when you want to refresh the decor.

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