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Today we are featuring holiday wreaths! I will be sharing how to make a wood slice wreath with stenciled snowflakes and a burlap ribbon bow! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see my friends’ DIY holiday wreaths. We are also hosting a BIG GIVEAWAY with lots of great gifts for the holidays! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter!
Easy DIY Wood Slice Wreath
I have made a lot of wreaths in my life — I love adorning my front door with season decor! (Check out my collection of DIY seasonal wreaths.) For today’s blog hop, I decided to make a wreath out of something new to me — wood slices! I love their rustic look and how easy they are to work with. I made a simple wood slice ornament earlier this month, and I love the results!
Wood Slice Wreath How To
This wood slice wreath was quite easy to make and only took me about 30 minutes or so.
To make the wreath, I first laid my wood slices on top of the embroidery hoop. I discovered that the slices didn’t completely fill the hoop. There was a gap (smaller than a wood slice) after I fitted all the wood slices I could on the hoop.
You might notice that my wood slices have holes drilled into them — that’s because I previously used wood slices to make DIY wood slice ornaments and had many left!
I decided to lay the slices out on the embroidery hoop so that the gap would be on the bottom, where I could place the bow.
Once the wood slices were on the embroidery hoop, I used the glue gun to glue the bottoms of the wood slices to the top of the embroidery hoop.
I used my stencils, foam brush and my white acrylic paint from DecoArt to stencil snowflakes onto my remaining wood slices. I have completed many projects with DecoArt paint (both acrylic and chalk paint). I find DecoArt’s products to be reliable and of high quality.
After I stenciled on the snowflakes, I used a glue stick to rub glue on the top surface of the stenciled wood slices. I then sprinkled tiny stars glitter confetti on the top wood slices.
I glued those wood slices onto the top of my wreath.
Wired Burlap Bow Tutorial
Then, all that was left to do was make a DIY burlap bow for my wreath! I followed the tutorial on how to make a simple bow by my friend, Carrie at CurlyCraftyMom.com! I used a wired chevron ribbon from BurlapFabric.com. I’ve used their burlap before (like for my burlap bubble wreath), and really like their products!
First I took my ribbon and folded it back and forth so I had four folded sections of ribbon. I used my rotary cutter to cut my ribbon. (I found the rotary cutter to be quite useful, since it can be difficult to cut through wired ribbon with regular scissors.)
I then used my rotary cutter to cut two equal lengths of ribbon to create the “tails” of the bow. I used the rotary cutter to angle the edges of the ribbon for a prettier look.
I placed the tails behind the folded sections of the bow. I tied the twine around the center of the folded part of the bow, making sure to secure the tails to the bow.
I then cut a length of ribbon long enough to wrap around the middle section of the bow (where I tied it with the twine).
I folded this length of ribbon in half, wrapped it around the middle of the bow, and glued it to the back of the wreath. I then fluffed out my bow, and my wreath was complete!
Be sure to check out my friends’ DIY wreath tutorials below!
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