elegant holiday hoop wreath ... ♥

i mentioned before that i'm really not a traditionalist when it comes to decorating for the holidays :)  i really like to think outside the box, while trying to make seasonal items blend in with my everyday ... i think it takes the stress out of decorating as well
 since you can use bits and pieces of what you already have on hand

to make this hoop wreath i bought a large oval embroidery hoop at Joanns in the quilting section for seven dollars or so ... some floral stems that i just fell in love with were also from there at 60% off right now :) birds that were packaged together
some pretty ribbon, lace & muslin

... some additional supplies i used were white felt, chipboard (cardboard or heavy card-stock will work) scrapbook paper and some adhesive glitter letters i found at Michaels

fit the muslin and lace into the hoop making sure it's taught, then tighten the hoop

cut the excess off and fold the material towards the back
using hot glue on the inside of the rim

arrange the floral stems and hot glue them down as well

i cut a tag shape out of chipboard then cut scrapbook paper to fit and glued them together
punch a hole in the middle for the ribbon

the glitter letters have a sticky back, arrange to your heart's content :)

i made felt flowers just like the ones on my craft room drum shades the tutorial is here
for the final touches ... hot glue the tags, birds and felt flowers onto the hoop and you're done!

stand back and admire it's prettiness ♥
i love non-traditional stuff ... don't you?
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  1. Looooove this! So pretty! Those birds make me happy :)

  2. It is beautiful, Jaime. xo Diana

  3. Marian took my words...This is beautiful and I love the shape of the hoop. Smiles...Renee

  4. So pretty!! :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of Christmas Cheer! xo Holly

  5. Now that is beautiful!! Love the way you put the four birds are there. Very clever you are there Miss Jaime!!! XOXO Love Fran.

  6. this is gorgeous. happy i found your blog.:)

  7. mmmm i love me a pretty hoop stocked full with wonderful goodies - very pretty indeed my girl!

  8. Very pretty! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ..." We've also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

  9. It is elegant! It has a total vintage feel to it! Love it :)


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