Wood is one of my favorite elements to use in decorating. It is natural, and it adds warmth to your decor. In addition, natural wood slices with bark are a bonus with texture and deeper wood tones.
Unfortunately, we had a mature tree fall during a storm. My husband was piling up beautiful logs and live edge wood slices for firewood, but they were just too gorgeous to burn. So then it hits me to use them for decorating hairpin leg tables, decor risers, coasters, and wood slice wreaths.
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How to Make a Wreath With Wood Slices
Making a wood slice wreath takes about 5 minutes. You are going to love this wreath. So let’s learn how to make a wooden wreath. I made a video while making this wreath and bow (you can watch it HERE.)
Before assembling the wreath, I like to plan the placement of the elements. So I started by designing where I would place the wood slices.
Once I had the first row of wood sliced placed where I like them, I added the second row.
To start gluing the first row of wood slices, I removed the top row and glued the first row onto the form.
Then I glued the second row onto the slices on the first row. After all the slices are hot glued, you are ready to move to the greenery.
For the next step, I combined two types of eucalyptus and bundled them together with a small zip tie. Then, I made a second bundle for the other side.
Using wire cutters, I tried the zip ties.
At this point, you can decide if you want to add pumpkins or other decor items.
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How to Make a Bow
I am going to admit I adore making bows. I have never met a bow I didn’t like. This easy bow-making technique is perfect when making a bow with a one-sided ribbon.
Start by making a circle with the ribbon (right side out) the size of the finished bow. Then continue to make three circles (loops) of ribbon. If you would like streamers or tails, cut a piece of ribbon long enough to fold in half for your streamers.
For the center of the bow, tie a knot in another piece of ribbon about 8″ long or longer. To form the bow, gather the center of the ribbon circles and use a zip tie to hold it together.
Fold the tail in half and hold it against the back of the bow loops.
Next, using the knotted piece of ribbon, place the knot in the center front of your bow while holding the tail on the wrong side of the bow, then flip the bow over. Finally, tie the knotted ribbon around the bow loops and tail.
Rustic Wood Slices Wreath Assembly
The area at the bottom of the wreath is where I will be wiring the greenery bundles and the bow to the flat wooden wreath form.
Once the wreath is assembled, I trim the streamer ties. Now it is ready for either home decor or your front door.
Now your gorgeous log slice wreath is finished. The bow can be replaced each season and holiday. I am already planning how to make a wood slices Christmas wreath.
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These adorable Live Edge Hairpin Leg Tables were also made from the same fallen tree.
Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you found some inspiration. Please say hello in the comments section below.
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Sunday 26th of July 2020
This is one of my features on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow! I hope you can drop by, Kippi!
Saturday 25th of July 2020
Kippi, I love this wreath. Guess what I have in my wood box? Two packages of wood slices and a large embroidery hoop. I love the natural look of this wreath. Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Turn About Link Party.
Friday 24th of July 2020
Love this wreath Kippi and how it can be used all year. Thanks so much for sharing
Thursday 23rd of July 2020
Such a cute idea! Love the wood slices! My daughter has a ton of branches in her yard I just might have to steal some and make my own! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday Linky Party on my blog! Karin
Tuesday 21st of July 2020
You made such a pretty wreath using wood slices! The wreath will look beautiful for the summer! Thanks for the blog visit and have a wonderful week Kippi. :)