How to Make a Winter Wreath From Wood Slices!
I love making home decor that comes from nature! Every morning, I take my fur babies for a walk in the neighborhood park, it has trails that wind thru the woods. This past weekend I noticed that the parks department had cut down some trees to clear some new paths, whoohoo!!! The creative juices started flowing!
I went back to the house, got my local Lumber Jack, "aka my husband" and loaded up some of the wood. He sliced the wood into 1/2 inch thick slices. I actually was going to do a wall in my bedroom with an old iron hearth I found in the garbage, " yes I'm not above dumpster diving in the name of art, & it's FREE!! As I was looking at my slices, & playing with them, I got an idea to glue them together & make a wreath.
I first glued one circle, then stacked & glued another & then a third making my wreath. I used a glue gun & then once all was good & together, I reinforce with LOCTITE GO2 gel glue .
Then I just decorated with some burlap ribbon & string I had on hand, just hot glue onto the wood.
I made a little Pom Pom by wrapping it around my hand, secured it in the middle & then cut. All hot glued to the wood .
I ended up making two, one for my front door & one for over the fireplace . After the ribbon was attached, I glued some flowers to give it even more dimension! This is an easy & thrifty way to bring nature inside this winter!
Published January 17th, 2016 8:54 PM
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