Meanwhile, back at hoop wreaths… can you tell I’m a little obsessed these days?
But who wouldn’t be? They’re so versatile, add so much wow-factor to your walls, and really create an impact.
But did you know you could use them as more than just wall decor? Me neither, until I decided to give it a try that is!
As I was creating my fall tablescape this season, I really wanted to use some chargers for an additional layer. The focus of my table was in the center, so the place settings on the outside of the table needed another element.
Chargers would have been perfect! But I only had one set of chargers that we got as a wedding gift, and truthfully they are not my style.
I thought about going to buy some, but I really wanted to keep the cost at a minimum! So I sat there thinking of something creative I could do. As I wondered, I caught sight of my dining room wall full of, you guessed it, hoop wreaths.
THEN I HAD AN IDEA
Then I looked down at my places, and there it was. I could create hoop wreath chargers! I already had some leftover embroidery hoops that were the perfect size, and I had bought some extra fall florals the last time I was at the store.
Everything was coming together!
So I planned it out and got to work creating my low-cost charger alternative!
HOW TO CREATE HOOP WREATH CHARGERS THAT WILL WOW YOUR GUESTS IN MINUTES
Now if you think hoop wreaths are easy, you’ll think hoop wreath chargers are cake. Why? Because you don’t have to hang them! Can I get an amen?
STEP 1: MEASURE YOUR PLATES AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE HOOP
Embroidery hoops come in all different sizes, and so do plates. So to begin, you will want to make sure you measure the diameter of your plates and choose an embroidery hoop size that will be a bit larger than that to leave room for the greenery and florals you add to the hoops.
Depending on the amount of greenery you want to add, I recommend a minimum of 1/2 – 1 inch of space between your plate and your hoop!
I opted for 12-inch embroidery hoops for mine because I knew I only wanted to add a small amount of greenery and florals on one side!
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR GREENERY AND FLORALS
This is the fun part! Come up with your look and (if you’re like me) shop your home for florals or go to your local craft store to pick some up! I chose some basic greenery and these fun fall berries from Michael’s to brighten it up!
You can really do whatever your heart desires! My tip though is to overbuy your greenery and your florals! You can always return the extra, but you won’t want to stop mid-project to run back to the store if you run out!
STEP 3: LAY IT ALL OUT
Now go ahead and get comfy on the floor and lay it all out! I begin by cutting my greenery and florals apart with scissors or wire cutters. This lets me determine exactly how I want it to fall!
I then layer the greenery and the florals together exactly how I want them to look on the hoops! It’s as easy as that, really.
STEP 4: TIE THEM UP
Twine is about to become your best friend! Grab a roll and get to tying! I cut some twine and tie the greenery and florals to the hoops as various points while making sure to leave room for it to fall and move naturally.
Once you’re done, you can either cut off the excess twine from your ties or tie them in bows for an added design.
STEP 5: PLACE THEM ON THE TABLE
Now simply place them around your place settings on your table, step back, and admire all that hard work that your guests will be drooling over! See, told you it was easy!
Do you think you’ll give them a try for your table this season? Be sure to share them with me if you do!