Hi friends! It is time to share my favourite part of holiday decorating – actually, to be honest, I’m not a big holiday decorator (I know, bad blogger, right?) You will never see my house in a holiday home tour, because I am still struggling to get the Legos and Goldfish off the floor, let alone have a Christmas themed version of everything in my house. (No offence to those that do – I wish I had the energy or desire, but I don’t!) However, I do love creating a new wreath to hang on my door for just about every holiday or season. And this year is no different!
Actually, this year is a little different. This wreath isn’t much like my usual style – its a very rustic, country glam style. I absolutely love it (and the style), but I’m usually more of a beach cottage style. Either way, the neutral tones of this wreath would work with any style, which is probably why I designed it this way. It’s versatile enough to use year round as well.
If you’d like to make your own version of this wood slice wreath, just follow along and I’ll give you all of the details!
To get started, gather all of your supplies. For this wood slice wreath, you will need:
- mini wood slices – cut them up yourself from fallen branches or order them online from Amazon, Etsy, or maybe a local craft store.
- embroidery hoop – I used a 12″ hoop but you can adjust this to whatever size fits your door/home best.
- hot glue gun – I love the portability of my cordless glue gun!
- hot glue sticks
- ribbon (not pictured, optional) for the bow – I used a burlap textured ribbon from Michaels.
Step 1: Hot glue the mini wood slices to the outside and inside of the hoop. (Keep the metal piece on for now, but you will remove it later, once there are enough wood slices glued on to keep both pieces of the hoop together.)
Step 2: Use the hot glue again to adhere the wood pieces to the top of the hoop, as shown on the left side of the image below. Take the metal screw out now if you wish, or keep it in and use that section to hang the ribbon and bow.
Step 3: Go around the hoop one last time, stick wood slices on top of the last row you worked on. Place the first piece towards the outside of the wreath, overlapping the join between two slices. Place the second piece towards the inside of the hoop. Continue this way, alternating between inside and outside of the hoop until you have completed the circle.
Step 4: Pull off any loose glue strings and wrap the ribbon around the top of your wreath. (Hint: Use the ribbon to cover any parts you may want to hide!) Tie a bow with the same ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to the bottom of the ribbon loop.
And there you have it – a simple, elegant, and rustic wreath that is sure to impress your neighbours this holiday season – or any time of the year!
If you are looking for other wreath ideas this Christmas, be sure to check out these awesome ideas…
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