How to Make a Rustic Wood Slice Winter Wreath
There is something great about natural or rustic decor. It’s like it never really goes out of style. I’ve had my fair share of faddish decorations and they normally find their way to the Goodwill after just a season or two.
So with wood slices showing up in crafts everywhere and being much easier to find to purchase than even this time last year, I thought it would be awesome to make a wreath with them. I think that it looks smashing and it only took about 20 minutes to make. That’s 20 minutes total, people. How great is that?
So get someone you know to slice up that tree they are cutting down (or just the branches) or head on over to Etsy.com to buy some wood slices and make your own!
- 3-4 inch wood slices (I used 19)
- hot glue gun
- seasonal decor items (discussed a bit more below)
If you have house cats, you know that any time anything from the outside comes in, they’re going to be all up in your business. These wood slices were purchased online from Etsy and the second the box came open Marla staked her claim to be front and center!
Take your slices and arrange them into a circle, or half circle if it is all the space will permit.
Apply glue to two of the slices laying flat and place another slice on top of that glue to join.
Continue around until your round wreath shape forms. Allow the glue to fully cool so it stays intact.
Take ribbon or burlap and glue to the backside of the wreath to act as a hanger.
Next start gluing on your decorative items. Here are some pine needles from a floral stem from Hobby lobby.
Next were added in Eucalyptus leaves (I think?) from a floral bush from WalMart. Some were laid under and some over the pine needles to keep the look interesting.
The finishing piece was a pre-made ornament from Walmart glued directly in the center.
After all of the glue has set, hang your beautiful new wreath wherever you please!
Hot glue is great but in extreme heat or cold can lose its effectiveness and you’ll have wood slices everywhere. I’d keep this guy inside where the temperature is moderate rather than on your front door!