I love wreaths of all types but I have a particular fondness for simple and clean wreaths made of natural materials. This year I decided to make a wood wreath which is something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s an easy project that took an afternoon to put together and now we have a sharp looking wreath that will last for years.
Here’s how I did it.
10 dowels of various diameter
Circular saw or wood saw or chop saw
Outdoor pot or bowl
Step 1: Arrange your dowels together in a fairly close to circular pattern as possible. I used zip-ties to keep them close
Step 2: Use a saw of your choosing to cut through dowels and make the cut as clean as possible. I made each cut every 3 inches but you can also choose the width of the dowels you prefer.
Step 3: Sand the dowels and paint if you choose to do so. I just left some of the red that was on the end of the dowels as a little accent but otherwise left it raw as I loved the natural color of the wood.
Step 4: Arrange the sections around a pot and then attach them to each other using hot glue. Let this dry overnight and if your wreath needs extra support you can add more glue or a backing of plywood.
I like how simple the wreath looks and it would also make a great mirror if I could find the proper sized glass.
Check out the photo wreath we made last week which is a great way to display all of your favorite Christmas cards.
Enjoy your wreath and Merry Christmas!