If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram for a while now, you know my deep love of hoop wreaths.
I have them all over the house. Okay, not all over the house – they’re in my dining room and my daughter’s room. And that’s just because when we were making them for the dining room, she just had to have some for her room too! A girl after my own heart.
But they may just be one of my very favorite DIYs. Not only do they make a great impact by adding dimension and color to your walls, but they are also so easy, yet so hard to mess up. The very best kind of DIY if you ask me!
And while they are easy, I do have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve to help make this project even easier for you! And they just so happen to be the most frequently asked questions I get about my wreaths.
So let’s jump into these 6 questions right now so you can get to crafting!
6 HOOP WREATH FAQS ANSWERED SO YOU CAN STOP WONDERING HOW AND START MAKING YOURS TODAY
FAQ #1: HOW DID YOU HANG THEM?
Most of the time when I get this question, it’s because people are searching for a way to hang their wreaths that doesn’t involve putting a ton of nail holes in their walls.
I wish I was here to tell you just that; but unfortunately, I put a ton of tiny nail holes in my walls!
When I first started hanging my wreaths, I attempted to do so with finishing nails — you know, the small ones with no real head. But when I attempted that, the wreaths kept falling off. Between the greenery adding bulk to the wreaths and the tiny nails, they didn’t stand a chance for that I needed.
I opted for the large nails with heads to hook the wreaths on, and that worked for me. We’ll deal with the nail holes when we have to!
I also use twine to my advantage. There’s one section of hoop wreaths I have that go over a window, so needless to say I couldn’t use nails!
I basically used twine to anchor the wreaths to the outer wreaths so they’d hang in the right pattern. Whatever works!
FAQ #2: DID YOU GLUE THE GREENERY ON?
Nope! No glue was used in the making of these wreaths. Could you use glue? Sure. Personally, glue is too much of a commitment for me. I prefer to leave wiggle room in case I want to switch up the flowers or greenery seasonally!
I just laid the wreaths and greenery out on the floor how I wanted them, then tied the greenery to the hoop in different places with twine! Easy breasy!
FAQ #3: WHAT ARE THE HOOPS AND WHY DO THEY LOOK THINNER THAN OTHERS I’VE SEEN?
I probably should have started with this, but the wooden hoop used for these is simply an embroidery hoop that you would use for stitching projects! They can be found in just about any craft store and are super low cost.
What’s even better, technically you can get 2 wreaths for the price of one with each hoop! Embroidery hoops have an outer ring and an inner ring to hold fabric in place. My hoops are thin simply because I pop out the inner ring to use as a second wreath! I like the look better and I get 2 wreaths for the price of one. Win-win!
FAQ #4: WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR GREENERY?
My favorite places to find low-cost greenery and florals are Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. All the greenery I have on my hoops is from Hobby Lobby, but I have to say Michael’s has really stepped up their game lately. At the moment, it’s my new favorite place to find faux florals!
FAQ #5: ANY TIPS TO HANG HOOP WREATHS BY A STRING?
The hoop wreaths I have hanging in my daughter’s room are hanging from a string. Oftentimes, I get asked if it’s just for show or if I really hung them by the string — really hung them!
I simply tried to see how the wreaths would hang due to the weight of the greenery, then tied twine to them accordingly. I then mapped out how I wanted them to look on the wall and hung finishing nails at the proper height and tied the other end of the twine to them.
To finish them up, I tied a little twine bow to the nail to add a little detail, and it was as easy as that.
My favorite part about this way of hanging is that they’re easily adjustable! Need to raise a hoop up? Simply twist your twine around the nail or tie a new knot! Need to lower? Grab some twine and give it some length without having to put a new hole in your wall!
FAQ #6: YOUR WREATHS ARE SO FULL – HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE THAT EFFECT?
Layers! I get this question about the wreaths in my daughter’s room a lot. They’re very full of greenery and flowers. I simply bought garland and some bunches of flowers and cut them all apart with wire cutters.
Then, I laid out my greenery first on the wreaths and began tucking flowers into the greenery accordingly based on how I wanted them to look. This helped me make the wreaths very full without having to spend a lot (greenery is cheaper than florals!).
Also, the greenery falls a little more naturally where the florals are usually crafted with wire. Having both together allows me to bend the flowers in the same way the greenery falls, helping it to appear more natural.
IT’S AS EASY AS THAT!
So there you have it, six of my most frequently asked questions about hoop wreaths answered! Do you think you’ll give them a try? Let me know in the comments!