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Make a Wood Wreath for the Holidays

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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.

Materials:
10 dowels of various diameter
zip ties

Tools:
Circular saw or wood saw or chop saw
Hot Glue
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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!