As the weather begins to cool down, I’m hosting more gatherings in my home. My warm welcome to my guests begins at my front door with this rustic wood slice wreath. I embellished the bark-edged wood slices with some painted flowers that I created from pine cones. I wood burned the word “Welcome” onto my wreath, but a monogram, last name, or different greeting would also look fantastic. This wreath, which can be assembled with basic supplies in just an hour or two, is a real showpiece for the season.
Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round Ornament/Coaster Assortment
Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool
Foam Wreath Base
Hot Glue Gun
Step One: Use a hot glue gun to attach the wood slices to the foam wreath base. Note: I used 32 wood slices in 3 layers to create my wreath.
Step Two: Use stencils to outline the word “Welcome” onto the bottom of the wreath. Use the Creative Versa-Tool to wood burn the word. Note: I used the Calligraphy Point to outline the letters and the Flow Point to smooth the curves and shade in the letters.
Step Three: Use pruning shears to cut pine cones into pieces. Two layers of scales create a nice flower shape. Apply acrylic paint to the pine cone scales and let dry. Use a hot glue gun to attach the “flowers” to the wreath. Note: Pine cones collected from nature will need to be cleaned and dried. I purchased a bag of cinnamon-scented pine cones from the craft store that were clean, dry, and ready to use for this project.
Step Four: Tie ribbon into a bow and attach it to the top of the wreath.
You can find the Basswood Country Rounds and the Creative Versa-Tool I used for this project in the Walnut Hollow Store. Take advantage of the Walnut Hollow October Super Sale and receive 60% off sale merchandise with the promo code OCTOBERSALE now through October 20th!
I’d love to know how you would personalize a wood slice wreath. Leave me a comment below!
Dana Tatar I’m currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 9 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything; including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.