Instantly Gratifying Wood Wreath

3 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

Use wood shims or off-cuts to make the easiest wreath ever.

This is has got to be one of the easiest project I have ever done. I was expecting the whole thing to fall apart the minute I picked it up. But it didn't!


I grabbed some pieces of tinder from the pile. I didn't cut them and I didn't seal them and I didn't stick them to a base. I only picked them for general size and for how thick they were.

I lay them down in a circle making sure that they were overlapped and double stacked in many places. In other words, not just a single layer as is the case in the middle left of the image above but rather layered such as at the bottom right. Not just a single connection but more than one.

Like this...

Sticking them is a bit of a chicken and egg scenario because everything is related to everything else but you can always build up the layers to reinforce the structure. I used a glue gun.

Because it isn't perfectly round I had to find the best point to put the ribbon from which to hang the wreath. I glued it in place taking care not to burn my fingers. I pressed the ribbon down with a piece of wood whilst it cooled.

In my previous project, an advent calendar, I discovered that you construct bows, you don't tie them. So after making my bow I stuck it to the tie ribbon. You could always use a bought bow as well.

And my wreath was done! This is the type of project you do when everything goes wrong during silly season and you need to feel in control again.


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  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Dec 27, 2020

    I love the simplicity of this wood wreath ~ nice, rustic vibe. Too, if you want the wreath to sync with the season [for example, Fall or Spring ], the ribbon used would do that ~ like an orange and brown ribbon could be used for Fall and perhaps a pink and yellow ribbon for Spring. The options are endless.


    This wreath is fun and unique ~ thank you for sharing!

    • Thea Thea on Dec 27, 2020

      Absolutely! It is also pretty environmentally friendly. Thank you Melinda.

  • Susan Schelhaas Susan Schelhaas on Dec 31, 2020

     Love this!


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