A DIY hoop wreath is an easy way to make cheap and cute decor! Grab a free Hello Fall SVG file to apply with Cricut felt flowers to dress up a wood hoop.
I can’t believe we are finally getting into the fall months. I. Am. So. Happy!! I love Fall, it is my favorite season!
Give me the cooler weather, the gorgeous leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin spice, apple cider, and the beginning of the holiday season spirit. Yes, please, all of it!!
I have made quite a few Fall Cricut projects before and I am making even more!
I bought a package of embroidery hoops last week and have already started putting them to good use. I made a fun and festive DIY hoop wreath with burlap and felt all cut out with my Cricut Explore Air 2.
Since I’m sure some of you are with me and have missed Fall, I made this FREE Hello Fall SVG file for you too. You can download it at the bottom of the post.
Materials Needed for DIY Hoop Wreath
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- Embroidery Hoops – I got this package off of Amazon
- Fabric – I used orange burlap from the craft store
- Iron-on Vinyl of your choice – I like Cricut or Siser Easyweed brands
- Felt – I used Cricut felt sheets
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
- Cricut EasyPress 2 or Mini and mat
- glue gun
Making the Burlap Hoop Wreath
Cut a piece of burlap or fabric bigger than the hoop you are going to use. It doesn’t need to be a pretty cut since you will be trimming the edges later.
Find a file in Cricut Access you want to apply to your hoop wreath or download mine from below. Upload it into Cricut Design Space and size it to fit your hoop. (If you need additional help with this step make sure to watch the video on my Cricut Tutorials post.)
I decided to cut all the words out of the same metallic iron-on vinyl so I ungrouped everything and selected just the words and clicked on Attach.
When you go to make it make sure you select “mirror” since we will be using iron-on vinyl.
I am using my Cricut Explore Air 2 for this project and I always find it easiest to just turn the wheel to Custom and use the drop-down menu in Cricut Design Space. I’m using glitter iron-on and everyday iron-on for this hoop project.
Cut all of the iron-on vinyl and then weed off the extra pieces. (Make sure to read my cutting iron-on vinyl post if you need additional help with this step.)
Now we just need to apply the HTV to burlap. I always check the Cricut heat guide to see what to set my EasyPress 2 at. For iron-on vinyl on burlap it says 305F for 30 seconds. Although it doesn’t recommend to apply glitter iron-on vinyl on burlap, I did it anyway and it worked fine for me!
Once the EasyPress is preheated, press the burlap for 15 seconds.
I trimmed the edges of all the images and lined them up inside the embroidery hoop where I wanted them. They don’t have to be perfectly centered here because you can move the fabric a bit in the hoop. Use heat resistant tape if you need to keep them in place.
Then press everything for 30 seconds with firm pressure. Flip it over and press for 15 seconds.
When working with burlap and Cricut iron-on vinyl I have found it easiest to wait until the vinyl is cool before removing it. If you try to take the backing off too soon the HTV might come up with it!
Once it’s cool, remove the plastic backing. Since burlap has holes in it, not every part of the iron-on vinyl will stick so you might have to push it down with your fingers as you are peeling it off.
Now we just need to put the burlap fabric in the embroidery hoop. Unscrew the hoop so the inside comes out and place that under the fabric and center them.
Place the top hoop over the fabric and the inside hoop. The screw might need to be unscrewed quite a bit since the burlap is thick. Keep pushing the two parts of the hoop together and once they fit inside each other again tighten the screw if needed.
Usually I would fold over the fabric and glue it down but since you can see through the burlap I just trimmed the edges. You can always apply some Mod Podge or tape to the edges if you are worried about fraying. Or hot glue it onto the inside of the hoop edge.
Now you can stop here or add some felt flowers to make it more like an embroidery hoop wreath.
Making Cricut Felt Flowers and Leaves
I found a flower template and some layered leaves in Cricut Access to use. The 3D flower is Daisy #M1413CD60. You can type the number into the image search box. I sized then entire image file to about 9 inches wide, this made about a 3 inch daisy.
Also, search Leaf and you can find some to use. I picked one that had way too many layers and small pieces. I would suggest only using one that has 1-3 layers (more than one if you want to add HTV on felt leaves).
I cut all the flowers and leaf bases out of felt. I used Cricut felt sheets and my fine tip blade. CDS prompted me to insert a scoring tip but I don’t think it’s really needed for felt.
The brown inside piece of the flower didn’t cut well at all. It had a ton of cut pieces that ripped up the felt. I ended up just cutting a long rectangle of brown felt with scissors and rolling it up for the inside piece.
Make sure to clean your blade in between the felt cuts. Simply push the button so the blade sticks out a bit and stick it into a ball of foil a few times.
Some of the small pieces didn’t cut cleanly through so I used some scissors to cut them out. Remove all your felt pieces.
I do have a video of these last few steps so make sure to watch it at the side or the top of the post!
The daisy flower is pretty easy to put together. I used a hot glue gun and placed a dab of glue on the little circular knob that sticks out.
Then pull the edges of the flower to each other so the circular knob is under the other side and hold it so it glues together. Make sure to not burn your fingers!
Do that for all three large pieces and the smaller pieces. I didn’t use the smallest piece.
Then you need to glue the large pieces on top of each other and have them rotated so the petals are in between each other. I just added some glue to the center of each layer and stuck them together.
Then glue on the the smaller pieces and then the inside piece. Again make sure to watch the video since it’s hard to describe in words (it will be the second half of the video at about the minute mark!)
Applying HTV on Felt
For the leaves, I wanted to add a little extra color to them so I cut a top layer out of iron-on vinyl and glitter iron-on vinyl. This is all in the video at the top or side of the post so make sure to watch it!
You can definitely use the EasyPress 2 for this but I found it easiest to use my Mini.
Preheat the Mini to setting 1. Place the felt flower on an EasyPress mat and press it for 5 seconds.
Then put the weeded iron-on vinyl on top of it and press it for 30 seconds with constant movement. Wait for it to cool and peel off the plastic backing.
If doing more than one layer, let the first layer cool to the touch before peeling off the backing. Then center the next layer and press again. Make sure the plastic backing is big enough that you aren’t touching the iron-on vinyl with the EasyPress.
Then use the glue gun to glue everything to the embroidery hoop.
Your new DIY hoop wreath is ready to display!
Free Hello Fall SVG File
As a reminder, all of my FREE SVG files are for personal use only. Please click here to purchase a commercial use license if you want to use the files to sell items.
Sometimes the file will look blurry when you first open it, but once you download it, the SVG will open up clearly. If you need additional help, make sure to check out my video on how to download and upload files to CDS at the bottom of that post.
Or check out my Cricut Design Space 101 series for even more tutorials.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!