How To Make A Gorgeous Autumn Wreath With Nuts!

4 Materials
1 Hour

Let's Go Nuts And Make A Wreath!

I've lost count at the number of nut wreaths I have made over the years. I've had them hanging on our own front door, and have given numerous away to friends and family. I'm not sure what my fascination is with making a wreath out of nuts. Perhaps because I may be a little nuts.

We could go there.

But really, to me, nuts resemble fall. This is the time when they are mature. Nuts start to fall from the trees in the late summer, early fall months. If preserved correctly, they last a really really long time, and yeah, I'm going to say it - they make for a really gorgeous wreath!

Here Is How To Make A Nut Wreath

The materials you'll need are:

  • A variety of whole nuts, in their shells. I used pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazilian nuts, almonds, acorns and black walnuts. One pound of each variety is needed.
  • Hot glue gun and several hot glue sticks. (you'll need a lot for this project, so be prepared)
  • A 9-inch straw wreath form
  • Clear gloss spray paint
  • 36 inches of desired ribbon to hang the wreath

Gluing The Nuts To The Wreath Form

Have all of your materials, nuts, glue sticks, wreath form, all organized, and hot glue gun preheated. Start glueing the nuts to the straw wreath form, one by one, making sure you load up the side of the nut you want to adhere to the form with a good amount of hot glue. Hold the nut in place for a few seconds to secure.

Hot glue the nuts close together, making sure you vary the pattern, layering the nuts and ensuring the wreath form is not visible. Not to worry about glueing any nuts to the back of the form, as that will keep the wreath from hanging flat on the door or wall. Keep glueing all the way around the form up until there's two to three inches left of open area. At this time, wrap desired ribbon around the form so you can hang the wreath. Hot glue the ribbon into place, then continue to glue nuts until the entire wreath is covered.

Once the hot glue has dried, and the nuts are totally secure, take the wreath outside and spray with the clear gloss spray paint. Let dry completely outside.

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • MIck
    on Oct 20, 2020

    Annnnd - you have no squirrels in your neighborhood? How does this work outside short of being a feeder?

  • Joanne
    on Oct 20, 2020

    do you have trouble with the squirrels trying to get to these nuts?

  • Mark Cox-Gomez
    Mark Cox-Gomez
    on Oct 21, 2020

    Isn’t this very expensive?

    • Brooke Fedigan
      Brooke Fedigan
      on Oct 22, 2020

      It is a little pricey for a craft, but if stored properly, it will last for years and years. I share exactly how to store this wreath during the off season on my blog. Check it out.

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  • Ticia
    on Oct 22, 2020

    Have to say I made this back in 1980 having seen it in a catalogue at a very costly price for those days. Did exactly what you said - even made a few as gifts - but would only display it indoors and it was also quite heavy. Still a great idea though.

    • Brooke Fedigan
      Brooke Fedigan
      on Oct 23, 2020

      That's awesome, Tricia! And yes, they are heavier wreathes. They sure do look lovely hanging indoors, too.

  • Mary McDonald
    Mary McDonald
    on Nov 17, 2020

    It’s super cute however you’re gonna be the wildlifes’ best friend in your neighbourhood! Magpies are relentless, lol!

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