How To Make A Fall Nut Wreath
Today I am sharing how to make a hazelnut wreath. This has been on my craft bucket list for some time now. Do you have one? If you do let me know what’s on it.
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How To Begin Making A Hazelnut Nut Wreath
First, begin by buying an 8″ wreath form. Now for my wreath project I am using an 8″ wire wreath form. Because it’s wire wrap the form with burlap ribbon. This is easy to do and takes no time.
Now is a great time to plug the glue gun in to heat up for adding the hazelnuts to the wreath form.
Begin gluing the hazelnuts around by adding glue to the bottom of the hazelnuts. The first row of hazelnuts is the most time consuming.
Here is a good time to choose the ribbon to hang the hazelnut wreath. Doing this now will allow for the hazelnut wreath to hang flat. Lay the ribbon in the center spot on the wreath to give you an idea of the space needed. Notice the gap in the photo below.
After adding the first row, continue filling the wreath form with the remaining nuts. Incidentally, adding the rest of the pieces to this project goes very quicly. For this project I used 105 hazelnuts.
By the way, after gluing the first row of hazelnuts, this project flies.
- 8″ wreath form
- hot glue gun and hot glue
- burlap ribbon if using a metal wreath form
- hazelnuts in the shell
- metal skewer or a thin heat resitant tool
- Spanish moss
Adding Spanish Moss To The Wreath For A Finished Look
Now, add Spanish moss to the hazelnut wreath for a finished look. A small amount of moss is all it takes to fill in the spaces on this project. Cut a small piece with a scissor.
Next, add a tiny amount of hot glue in a section. Using metal skewer or heat resist tool push the Spanish moss in empty spaces. Incidentally, this step goes quickly.
The Spanish moss gives this hazelnut wreath a finished look and adds texture as well as another nature element.
Finishing The Wreath And Adding Silver To The Hazelnuts
Lastly, I add silver gilding wax to the hazelnut tops. Another option is drybrushing the tops with silver metallic craft paint. This process is quick and adds another layer to this project. Let dry for an hour. However, if gilding wax is added rub with a lint free rag.
Now hang with ribbon of your choice. I added a dark silver satin ribbon to blend with the gilding on the hazelnuts.
I hope you enjoyed how to make a hazelnut wreath. It’s a very easy project to do and works from now throughout the winter months. I’d love to read your thoughts about this project so please leave comment and feel free to reach out to me.
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- 8" wreath form wire or foam (Amazon)
- Brown burlap ribbon (Amazon)
- Hazelnuts in the shell (Food store)
- Silk ribbon for hanging (Amazon)
- Glue gun and glue sticks (Amazon)
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Cindy Cloches and Lavender on Dec 03, 2021
DMC the bartender on Dec 20, 2021
Hazelnuts can be pretty expensive. Back in the early 90’s, I did a pair of topiary potted 'trees' for on the ends of my buffet. We spray painted 2 clay pots with either a satin or semi-glossa sealant to look finished/polished. A piece of felt was glued to the bottom to protect furniture. A disc of cardboard was put into the bottom then landscape rocks were added to give it weight. A found stick was trimmed to the right height and centered in the stones. Then added more stones to about 2 inches from the top. A disc of green Styrofoam was cut in half and then placed on top of the rocks. The foam was to help keep the stick stand up straight. Then took a Styrofoam ball and shoved it on the stick to mark the spot. I then painted it brown. I did the same thing for the second one. Once dry I grabbed the balls, white glue and the bags of mixed nuts in the shell. I started gluing the nuts onto the painted Styrofoam balls in a design. I am impatient. I had the all the nuts glued to the ball. I set it down to work on the other one. I glanced over and saw the puddle of glue and nuts under the first attempt. I cleaned that up and took a break to walk the dog. While outside I tried to rethink what I should try. I had two ideas that helped. A few minutes later I was back inside with my second attempt. I cracked the nuts trying to produce good half shells. The walnuts had a little weight to them and not much surface area to glue them. The pecans and almonds were going to lay on their sides so they could be cracked as well. This time the went a lot easier and used fewer nuts since more surface area was covered. The other thing I did while outside was to gather acorns. They look a lot like hazelnuts. Since no one was going to be snacking on the trees, I thought why not? Just heat them in a warm oven for about 30 minutes (to eliminate any uninvited guests that may be living in them). I used green moss to fill in the spots instead of the Spanish Moss. I also used it to cover the Styrofoam discs on the clay pots. Red ribbons were tied to the trunks of the trees. The height needed for the ends of the buffet were done and ready for the Christmas party that was planned. There were lots of compliments on the party including some, “Where did you get those?” In the late 90’s I lost all of my things in an accident. I no longer have any of those décor pieces, books, or pictures to remember any of those times.
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