DIY Flower Hoops

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The other day, I saw these beautiful flower hoops on a home decor instagram I follow and because I love instamessaging, I decided to ask her if she had a blog post on DIY ones (I guess I just assumed they were DIY). She said no, but they sold them! So I went to her Etsy link to check them out and they were 20 bucks! So I said “psh. I can make that for cheaper…” So that’s what I did. And now I’m writing a blog post on them because they really are so easy to make! If you decide to make them, don’t forget to post a picture and tag “The Rehling Unit”! I want to see!

The materials:
– different size embroidery hoops
-assorted flowers and greenery (I decided to choose some that weren’t super girly and maybe last all year around…minus Christmastime)
-wire cutters/scissors
-floral wire (optional…I didn’t end up using it, but I’ve seen it done with them)
-floral tape
-hot glue gun
-burlap/ribbon of your choosing

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GUYS. I took some pictures along the way, are you proud of me?!

  1. The first thing I did was buy assorted sized embroidery hoops. I kind of put them on the ground at Michael’s and spaced them out because I knew I wanted them to drape around the corner of this mirror. So I just played around with it. I think the biggest was a 12 inch hoop and the smallest was a 6 inch hoop, maybe?
  2. I cut the floral stems and arranged them on the hoop like I wanted. I secured them at first with floral tape. It’s not super secure, just FYI, but I didn’t want to use hot glue for the whole thing because the greenery and flowers are so heavy, I would’ve had to sit there holding all the stems until the glue dried. BUT I guess you could do that! After I was done, I secured them with hot glue.
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  3. The flowers you definitely have to glue with hot glue. That was the easiest way for me. The big flowers I hot glued twine to the back and then tied it to the hoop and it covers the green floral tape. I’m all about shortcuts.
  4. On the hoops where I couldn’t cover the floral tape with a flower, I used a burlap ribbon and hot glue to cover it.

    5. The last thing I did was hot glue some of the stems to the hoop up higher if I felt like they drooped or fell to a weird angle…and that’s it!
    6. Done! I nailed them to the wall. If they were lopsided because the weight might fall to one side since the floral stems might have been off-centered, I just hid a nail holding it in place behind the greenery…you just need to play with it!

    I hope that was easy to understand…if you have questions, let me know! I’d be happy to answer any! I loved how they turned out. All-in-all they were about $40 for the hoops and floral stems….definitely not $20 each.

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