I have seeb so many hoop wreaths on Pinterest, and I have been dying to make one. I have a pink, black, and gold Halloween theme for the master bedroom, so I thought burgundy, black, and gold for the dining room would look good.
This wreath was so easy to make and looks gorgeous on the wall. I am not letting the sun get to this one, so it is not going on the door! To make your own you’ll need:
- 14″ gold hoop wreath- I got this one at Michael’s along with a 19″ one.
- 1 stem of burgundy roses (they look to be a mix between burgundy/scarlet.) from Dollar Tree. I bought 2, but each stem has 4 roses and 2 black glitter skulls, and that’s all I used on this.)
- 2.5″ wired ribbon to match the roses- I used burgundy with velvet skulls and embellishments on it from Michael’s.
- hot glue gun and glue
To start you’ll need to remove the sticker label on the roses. Mine pulled off pretty easy and I just scratched off any extra stickiness with my finger nail. Decide if you want to leave the wire “stem” or just pull the flowers off of it. At first I tried leaving the stem and using a pipe cleaner to attach it to the hoop. That did NOT work out at all. The wreath is very slick so the stem kept sliding around, up, down, any way it could go. So after many failed attempts, I pulled the flower off the tip of the stem. It’s really easy to pop them right off. Place a dab of glue on the form where you want to start the floral arrangement. I wanted mine to end about 2 inches from the bottom center, so I glued my first flower at eight o’clock on the circle. Put the glue closer to the inside of the ring than the outside. To determine where to put it, hang the loop from anything and hold the flower on it. You want to make sure it’s not too far in or out. You want to see the flower alone, not the bottom of the flower and all the glue. Placing the glue on the wreath form worked better than putting the glue on the bottom of the flower. Continue putting the flowers on, making sure to cover any blank spaces between them.
On the picture above the skulls are already glued on while I glued the rest of the flowers. That’s only because I pulled everything apart a few times before I liked the results. Perfectionism is a pain! Once you’re done with the flowers, slide the black branches that are on the stem with the skull to about 3/4″ from the skull. Now cut just below the branch. Add a dab of hot glue on the junction of the branch and stem to hold it in place. Place the skull where it meets the top of the petals of the top flower. Glue the stem to the hoop, making sure to hold the skull and stem in place for about 30 seconds while it dries. Next cut the other skull from the bunch, but not the branch. You have to cut it because the skulls aren’t attached the same way as the flowers. Put a dab on the back of the skull and place it where the bottom of this skull meets the first one. I made my skulls face is slightly different directions and it looks great.
For the final touch, make a bow with your ribbon. Pinch your ribbon about an inch from the start and make a loop about 3″ long, pinch again, create another loop of the size on the opposite side, then pinch it off again. You can end it here if you only want 2 loops. I made 4 loops on mine. If you have one-sided ribbon like mine and you want 4 loops, you”ll need to twist the ribbon around when you get back to the original loop. Create another loop on the original side, pinch it off again, an form your final loop. Leave about an inch, then cut the ribbon. Twist a pipe cleaner or floral wire tightly around the middle of the bow. Next, cut 8″ of ribbon for your tails. Pinch it in the middle, then attach it to your bow. Carefully untie your wire, place your tail on the back making sure that each side falls on opposite side of the tie and re-twist the wire. It makes it look more natural. I didn’t do that at first and it looked kind of lopsided. Line each end of your tails up, fold them in half and cut it at an angle, almost like a half V. Cut about a 3″ piece of ribbon to create the middle of the bow. Fold it in half and wrap it around the middle, where your twist tie is. Hot glue one end to the back, then wrap the other end tightly around the bow. Now hot glue that end on. Cut off any extra that hangs off.
All that is left now is to decide where you want your bow to go. I kept holding it at the top, then the bottom, back and forth trying to decide what I liked best. That went on for about a solid 5 minutes, ha! With this type of bow, putting it on the top looks best. Put some glue on the center of the back, and press it on the hoop. Diagonally from the top of the skull to the exact middle of the bow is about 9″ on my wreath. You can adjust it accordingly on yours.
Now you have the most gorgeous Halloween hoop wreath you’ve ever seen! And no, you’re not biased because of your hard work!
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