DIY a Wooden Wreath
Hello Friends, Followers and Newcomers! Welcome to an exciting new blog hop we joined this holiday season! We are really going to have fun with this one. It is a month long blog hop, full of Holiday DIY projects from 26 of some of the most talented bloggers around. Each week is a new decorating theme – starting this week with “Door Decor”. While we are thrilled you are here taking a peek at our pretty wreath for the door decor, we would love for you to continue on the hop and take a look at all the other awesome projects for this week! The links for each blog are below. Enjoy them, we hope to inspire you to DIY your own projects for the holidays!
This project is wholly Vicki’s vision and hard work. She knew right from the beginning she wanted to do something different as far as a wreath went. So she decided on a wooden wreath! And doesn’t it look adorable! I just love the phrase she came up with, and the addition of the stems and ribbon at the top. So without further ado, here is how we created it, so you can make your very own wooden wreath!
Here is what you will need for your own wreath:
- 1 inch thick boards (Can vary in width)
- wood glue
- Paint (we used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint)
- Silhouette OR Stencil for the wording
- Foam brush
While Vicki created her wooden round using varying width boards because she wanted a more rustic, planked look; if you didn’t want to cut out a round you could also purchase a wooden round like this one.
She began by gluing and clamping her varying width boards together to create the planked look.
After it was all dry, she traced an 18 inch diameter circle over the planks to use as a guide for cutting out the wreath.
Using the jigsaw she cut out her circle and her wreath was created! For extra strength she screwed a piece of lath board across all planks on the back side.
Then came the fun part! Vicki created this deep red color by mixing together two Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors together. We decided to use this paint not only because we love it, but because it works amazing on raw wood. It soaks right into the wood instead of sitting on top, therefore you are able to preserve the wood grain underneath! We loved the rustic look of it and how we were able to create that deep red color.
After the paint was on, we created the stencil of the words by using our silhouette cutting machine. Vicki came up with the saying “Peace & Joy To You My Friends” and wanted it designed to go with the round of the wreath – we think it turned out pretty neat!
After the words were painted on, we added a little embellishment to the top by using a little greenery, some cotton, and holiday ribbon!
How fun is that?! We enjoy creating decor that is 100% unique to us. You wouldn’t be able to get this exact same wreath at a big box store. It is also satisfying to create something absolutely beautiful with your own hands. It looks great on Vicki’s front porch and was pretty simple to make.
And don’t forget to take a peek at all the rest of the links for the “Door Decor” theme this week!