This embroidery hoop halloween wreath will help set a spooky tone for those coming up to your house and can be made with supplies from the dollar store!
I realized recently when I was cleaning out and organizing my basement, that I didn’t see a halloween wreath in my little stack of seasonal wreaths that I have down there. I don’t usually go too crazy for halloween, but I do have a collection of tried-and-true decorations that we bring out every year to make things feel a little festively spooky. Since we’re finishing up our new front porch and front door right now, I thought a new wreath was in order too. 🙂 This embroidery hoop halloween wreath is kind of a fun and unique option if you’re looking to make your own wreath for your front door this halloween. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse for a trip to the dollar store?
Today post is a part of the Thrifty Style Team blog hop for October. The way these posts work is that you read through all the way to the bottom of the post, then you click on the links at the bottom to visit the other team members’ posts for this month. I always get so much inspiration from these posts each month and I love that everyone shares a different simple idea that anyone can afford. Be sure to visit everyone else on the tour when you’re done seeing how I made my wreath!
Supplies Needed to Make the Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath
- One embroidery hoop in your choice of size
- One dollar store halloween lace table cloth (or table runner)
- Hot glue and a glue gun
- Embellishments of your choice – I used a crow, some faux leaves, and some ribbon
- Black or oil-rubbed bronze spray paint
You can really have fun with your embellishments on a wreath like this. I like the idea of taking a few things that you already have in your craft/decor stash and reusing them by spray painting them black to make them creepy. Old faux flowers, greenery, or feathers would look really neat painted black!
How to Assemble the Wreath
Start out by getting your spray painting out of the way. Take your embroidery hoop apart and spray paint both pieces black on both sides. About 2 lights coats of paint should do it. This is a great time to spray paint any embellishments that you’re using that need to be painted as well.
Once everything is dry, cut a piece of your lace table cloth to fit over the embroidery hoop. Don’t worry if it’s not exact, you can always trim excess fabric off once you’re done.
The great thing is that you can reuse the rest of the table cloth elsewhere in your decor! Don’t worry about the hole you’ve just cut in it, just cut it a little more and it will look extra spooky, or bunch it up on a console table and no one will know there’s a hole in it.
This following step is optional, depending on how slippery your lace table cloth is:
Take the middle part of your embroidery hoop and start to slowly work your way around the outside, gluing the fabric to the hoop as you go and stretching it to make a smooth surface. When you’ve made your way all around, fit the outer part of the embroidery hoop over the whole thing and tighten it to secure the fabric.
Alternatively, if you can just fit your fabric into your embroidery hoop and close it up without needing to add glue to keep it secure, do that! So easy! 🙂
Be sure to trim away any excess fabric sticking out awkwardly before moving on to the next step so you can really get a feel for how the finished product will look as you’re adding your decorative elements.
Embellishing the Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath
And now for the fun part!
Since October marks the beginning of crow season here, I decided to add a cute little crow to the top of my wreath. I actually had to pull his little legs out of his styrofoam body to make him look like he’s sitting, then I glued him directly to the top of my wreath. I played around with a few spray painted leaves until I thought everything looked good. You can also just keep things simple by adding a simple bow to the top or bottom of your wreath. The fabric of the lace tablecloth is actually pretty eye-catching just on its own!
To hang the wreath, glue a length of ribbon to the back of your embroidery hoop!
I love that this wreath can come together easily in just a few minutes (minus drying time for the spray paint) and that it has such a cool, trendy look to it while still feeling like it fits in with any type of classic Halloween porch decor.
Can’t wait to decorate the rest of our house and yard for Halloween in a week or two!
Make sure to visit all the other projects from the Thrifty Style Team!
Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner from Redhead Can Decorate
Framed Mirror Tray from 2 Bees in a Pod
Step Stool Makeover from Bliss Ranch
Fall Leaf Candleholders from Chatfield Court
Thrifty Homemade Candles from Cottage at the Crossroads
Painting an Antique Cabinet in a Bold Blue from DIY Beautify
Fall Crafts Using Spray Paint from Duke Manor Farm
Fishing Basket Turned Fall Door Decor from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
DIY Hanging Basket from a Placemat from Jennifer Rizzo
DIY Watercolor Sheet Music Leaves from Postcards from the Ridge
Tomato Cage Pumpkin from Salvage Sister and Mister
Vintage Kitchen Counter Step Stool Makeover from The DIY Village
Halloween Letter Board Ghost from The How To Home
DIY Halloween Candy Dispenser with Jack O’ Lantern Eyes Printable from Unskinny Boppy
Simple Eucalyptus Garland from What Meegan Makes
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.