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Christmas Wreath Inspiration

I know, I know. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet but I just can’t help myself. I’m dying to get my Christmas decorations up but since we are hosting Thanksgiving {and I don’t have a tree yet} I’m holding off until next weekend. While I should be searching and coming up with a Thanksgiving table, I’m looking at Christmas decorations instead.

#Icanthelpmyself

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Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Hey y’all!

I’m Maggie and I blog over at Polka Dots in the Country. I am so excited to be taking over today for Paige while she’s in Rwanda!

me and corey pink

Before we get started I wanted to take a second to thank Paige for reaching out to me to guest post while she’s away. Paige is one of the first blog friends I’ve made since starting my blog last October. Between our #oilyskinissues, love of crafting and of guys named Corey (mine spells Corey with an “ey” while her Cory is just a “y”) I’ve really gotten to know her over the past months. Not trying to be creepy, but I think we could be friends in real life.

Anywho… here’s the story behind my blog.

Polka Dots in the Country started last October to share the progress Corey and I make on our first home together. Corey bought our house in March of last year and ever since I’ve become even more obsessed with home decor blogs and Pinterest. (Didn’t know that was possible, but it is.) While most of my blog focuses on home decor, you’ll also see some Friday Favorites, random happenings, and pictures of our adorable pit bull Molly and our newest addition, Ms. Kay.

So, in honor of Paige’s love of Clemson I thought I’d share my Fall embroidery hoop wreath with y’all today. Because it’s orange.

Let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • embroidery hoop
  • fabric
  • monogram
  • spray paint
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • burlap ribbon
  • twisties
  • floral wire

I used Lowe’s Valspar white satin spray paint to paint the wood embroidery hoop.

Heat up the glue gun so it’ll be ready after you secure the fabric to the hoop.

Once the hoop was dry I loosened the screw up top to remove the inner circle of the hoop.

Place the fabric over the outer hoop with the back of the fabric facing toward you.

Wreath tutorial 1

Then put the smaller hoop inside the out hoop and tighten the screw.

wreath tutorial 2

Flip it over and before tightening completely make sure to pull the fabric taught so there are no wrinkles in your wreath.

Wreath tutorial 4

Cut the excess fabric.

Wreath tutorial 5

I used two pieces of floral wire to make a hoop to hang the wreath.

Wreath tutorial 6

For the bow I used whatever I had on hand, so that included this white wired burlap ribbon and some leftover polka dot burlap.

Hot glue your monogram and bow and you’re done!

Wreath final 4

Wreath final 6

Wreath bow final

Wreath final 5

I hope y’all enjoyed and thanks again to Paige for having me guest post today!

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I absolutely adore Maggie and all her awesome DIY projects! She is such an inspiration! Make sure to head on over to Polka Dots in the Country and follow along on social media so you don’t miss any of her projects! By the way, I feel the same way Maggie- we would totally be BFF’s :)