In preparing for the arrival of our baby girl this summer, I have been crafting up a storm. One thing I pinned to my pinterest board before I was even pregnant was an “It’s a Girl” wreath. I love having cute wreaths on my front door, and I really enjoy the idea of being able to announce our new arrival to our neighbors and friends who come to visit.
I poured over pins to find inspiration for a wreath. I considered doing a hydrangea wreath and also doing another yarn wreath.
Ultimately, I decided to go modern and try out an embroidery hoop wreath trend. I had an extra hoop left over from my DIY Fabric Scrap and Ribbon Nursery Mobile project, which made the project easy and cheaper!
Here were some of my inspiration photos:
The supplies were simple to find, affordable (which is important when you’re expecting a new baby!) and the whole project didn’t take more than an hour, excluding the time for the spray paint to dry. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own:
Step 1: Spray Paint your hoop (or Leave it Natural)
I started by spray painting the embroidery hoop gold. To do this I hung it from some fishing line from the limb of a tree in my front yard. I used Rustoleum Bright Coat in Gold from Walmart. I thought about leaving it natural, but thought the gold would be cute and add a nice accent.
Step 2: Arrange & Wire on Your Flowers
Next, I trimmed the florals and arranged my design. I started by layering on the greenery – in this case, eucalyptus. Next, I arranged the flowers. When I was happy with the arrangement I used floral wire to secure everything. It took a little trial and error, but I love how the arrangement turned out.
Step 3: Cut & Add “It’s a Girl” Cutout
I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out the “It’s a Girl” script on gold glitter cardstock. I’m sharing the It’s A Girl Silhouette Cut File I designed, plus a PDF version in case you don’t have a machine and want to print and trace it.
Ideally, I would have loved to have the cutout be wooden to hold up better in the elements, but I settled for cardstock to keep the project inexpensive and something I could do myself. Ultimately, I decided to laminate it to make it a bit more sturdy. Lastly, I hung the “It’s a Girl” cutout from the hoop using fishing wire.
Step 4: Display your Wreath!
While I was so excited to hang my wreath on our front door, the nurses at the hospital cautioned against doing anything to call attention to the fact that we have a new baby at home. (Apparently that can make you a target?! How sad.)
I was bummed, but not too bad. Instead of hanging the wreath on our front door I hung it on the door to Annie’s nursery, so I get to see and admire my work more often!
Here are the supplies I ended up using for this project. I would recommend buying more flowers than you need and returning what you don’t use.
- (2) Faux Rose By Ashland® – White – 23 in
- (1) Ashland® Wild Daisy Spray, Cream White – White/Cream – 29 in
- (2) Eucalyptus Stem by Ashland®
- (1) Light Pink Hydrangea Stem By Ashland®
- (1) Light Pink English Rose Stem By Ashland®
- 12″ x 12″ Glitter Paper By Recollections® – Divine – 12″ x 12″
- It’s A Girl Silhouette Cut File or It’s a Girl PDF File
- Embroidery Hoop
- Green Floral Wire
- Gold Spray Paint
- Fishing Line
Photo by: Kelly Leeves, Captivating Life