Looking for the perfect winter wreath?! Look no further! I have you covered with this super-cute Gnome Winter Hoop Wreath Idea – I love how it all pulled together!
I love it on my turquoise door, but it is a little hard to see that cute little gnome, so here is a another background for you:
I have lots of fun packed into this post, both how to make the little gnome and how to pull the whole wreath together! Including a video tutorial to walk you through it, boom! This post is in collaboration with Michael’s Makers.
Gnome Winter Hoop Wreath Idea
–embroidery hoop, desired size
–minatures, trees, etc
–gnome (or yarn and felt and a wooden bead)
–garland for garnish
–ribbon and twine
Tutorial Video for
Gnome Winter Hoop Wreath Idea Tutorial VIDEO
How to Add Text to a Ribbon
To add words to the ribbon, I simply used a light box (you can also use a glass door or window – anything to put light behind your project) and traced it! Print out your saying, then tape the ribbon on top it. Trace onto the ribbon using a felt-tipped pen or marker – that’s it!
How to Add a shelf to a Hoop Wreath
I wanted a little shelf for all the minatures to sit on – I simply used a wooden ruler and cut it to length. Then I put a generous amount of hot glue on each end of the ruler and placed it securely in the hoop. I used hot glue to add garland and embellishment around the “shelf”. I also used hot glue to secure the minature trees and gnomes on top of the shelf.
How to Make a Yarn Gnome
I have seen a few gnomes out of pom poms (especially this cute gnome one from Flamingo Toes – go see it!!) and socks, etc, but I needed a gnome that was pretty small and even the smallest pom pom wouldn’t work – I ended up just using a little bit of yarn in a faux tassel, capped with felt and a wooden bead for a nose. You can see the how-to in the instructional video.
Winter Wreath Craft
I love how it turned out!! I love the depth that the minatures give instead of it being a flat design. I love how it’s fun and will be able to be displayed all winter long, not just for the holidays!
Winter Craft Ideas
If you are looking for winter craft ideas, I have several others that I know you will love!