I’m super excited to be posting this DIY on the blog today! I created this DIY Rustic Wood Christmas Wreath for my gorgeous blogger friend Kristi over at Making It In The Mountains as a guest post and now I have the opportunity to share the full tutorial with you guys here on the blog! I got to say I usually feel so happy once I complete a project but this one is a true winner for me. I just LOVE how it turned out and I love that my vision turned out just how I had envisioned it and that this wreath is so different to most wreaths I have seen in stores and even online. I’m kinda proud if you haven’t noticed yet. Haha.
I love anything wood, rustic and vintage and really wanted to make a rustic Christmas mantel display this year. I found some beautiful Christmas trees and deer heads at my local craft store that were perfect and exactly what I was looking for but then wanted a nice rustic wreath that was a bit different to go with the entire look.
I came by some bleached white wood sticks (if that’s what you want to call them) at a cheap homewares store about a month ago and snapped up a couple of large bags for about $5! I know, cheap! Love it. I knew these pretties where going to be used for something but at the time I didn’t know what.
So when I found the deer head and Christmas tree I knew these sticks where the perfect item to create my DIY Rustic Wood Christmas Wreath!
I had a simple idea in mind and had actually sat down and drew out how I wanted my wreath to look. I just hoped it looked as pretty as I imagined it and to be honest I feel it’s turned out exactly, if not better than I had imagined it which I’m so happy about.
What you will need to create your own DIY Rustic Wood Christmas Wreath
Short, bleached wood sticks (in assorted thicknesses)
Ribbon (I chose a country style ribbon to go with my rustic look)
Wooden hoop (small or medium depending on how big you want it)
Wooden Star/s (small)
White Spray Paint
Begin by spay painting the wooden hoop and allowing it to dry.
Then start gluing on the end of the sticks to the hoop making sure to mic thin and thick sticks. Some sticks may also be long than other so play around until you get an even feel all around.
Once you have glued on all of your sticks, hot glue some twine to your star/stars. I was going to use three starts but decided that one star was enough. Play around and see what you prefer.
Get a long piece of twine and tie the two ends together.
Wrap the twine around your wreath and pull the knotted end through the loop at the end of the twine. Pull tight to secure. Now if this doesn’t make sense I’m sorry. I can’t think of a better way to explain it! Haha.
So that it doesn’t move around, finish securing it with a little hot glue.
Continue by making a pretty bowtie for your wreath and hot gluing it on to your wreath. I paced my wreath on the back of a chair so I could see exactly where I needed to glue my bow.
Finish by hot gluing the star to the top, centre of the wreath.
There you have it. Easy Peasy right?!
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I hope you enjoyed todays easy DIY Rustic Wood Christmas Wreath tutorial and that it inspires you to get creating this festive season!!
Have you made anything using sticks recently? Any wreaths? I’m going through a wreath making phase!