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I have a confession to make: I am a craft supply hoarder. I love to buy supplies with the intentions of making the cutest things and most of the time, I don’t. Those crafty items sit in my craft room cupboards (if they’re lucky. If not, they’ll be stuffed in the craft store bag somewhere!) and wait until I remember I wanted to make them! I’ve had all of the supplies to make this adorable Embroidery Hoop Fall Harvest Wreath for over a year and today I finally made it!! Now I’m wondering why it took me so long because I LOVE it!
To be honest, it’s even better than I had envisioned! Don’t you love when that happens?!
Here’s the picture I took (a year ago!) of the items you’ll need to make this charming fall wreath:
- Bag of mini pumpkins and gourds
- Floral stem with pumpkins
- A set of mini metal buckets (I only needed two sets and detached the buckets from each other)
- Package of preserved Spanish moss
- Large embroidery hoop
- Arrow Mini Glue Gun
- DecoArt American Decor Chalky Finish in Relic
- Green Bakers Twine
I decided I wanted to paint my unfinished embroidery hoop to give it a rustic feel. I took the hardware off of my hoop to prepare for painting.
There are a couple of ways you could paint the embroidery hoop. You could apply the paint and then wipe away excess with a cloth to get the weathered look or you could just be very sparing with the paint on your foam brush so you don’t get full coverage on the wood. I like a bit of the wood grain to show through.
Once done, the paint gives a weathered medium gray look.
After figuring out how many buckets I wanted on my wreath and where I wanted them placed, I glued the side with hot glue.
Then apply to the embroidery hoop and press to adhere. Repeat for all mini buckets, I attached 5.
I cut two branches of pumpkin vines from my stem to add to the top of my wreath.
Be generous with the glue to make sure the branches stay in place.
I even added glue over the top for extra security.
Once the glue was dry, I was able to bend the stems to shape around the embroidery hoop.
Next, it was time to add the moss. I added glue to the inside of my buckets.
Make sure to press down on the moss to get it to adhere to the glue.
Finally, it was time to add the pumpkin, gourds and pinecones to my harvest buckets! I placed them in the buckets before glue to make sure I liked the way they looked.
Once I figured out how I wanted them, I then applied the glue.
I’m still figuring out exactly how I want my front porch to look but my Embroidery Hoop Fall Harvest Wreath is a great start!!
I love how after Halloween is over, I can switch the “BOO” pennant to “THANKFUL” and my wreath will still look as lovely for Thanksgiving time! Are you a craft supply hoarder too? Hopefully this will give you the motivation to get working on those projects you have stored away! Or maybe to run to the store and pick up these supplies to make this wreath! Just make it before next year and you’ll have me beat!