Skip to Content

DIY Wreath with Wood Slices

Wood is one of my favorite elements to use in decorating. It is natural and it adds warmth to your decor. Natural wood slices with bark is an added 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. Then it hits me to use them for decorating as hairpin leg tables, decor risers, coasters, and wood slice wreaths.

 

Log Slice Wreath

Log Slice Wreath

This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you purchase from one of these links I will make a small commission, but rest assured you will not pay more for any products.

This project was part of our Craft With Us series. My daughter, Olivia, and I started the event in hopes of finding relief from #cabinfever. For more information

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.)

Supplies

Wreath making supplies

Wreath making supplies

Before assembling the wreath I like to plan the placement of the elements. I started by planning where I would place the wood slices.

Placing the wood slices

Placing the wood slices

Once I had the first row of wood sliced place where I like them I added the second row.

Deciding on placement of wood slices

Deciding on the placement of wood slices

Deciding on the second row of wood slices

Deciding on the second row of wood slices

 

Both layers of wood slices placement

Both layers of wood slices placement

To start gluing the first row of wood slices in place I removed the top row and glued the first row onto the form.

Gluing the wood slices

Gluing the wood slices

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.

Gluing the second layer of wood

Gluing the second layer of wood

For the next step, I combined two types of eucalyptus and bundled them together with a small zip tie. I made a second bundle for the other side

Bundling greenery

Bundling greenery

Greenery on both sides

Greenery on both sides

Using wire cutters I tried the zip ties.

Trim zip ties

Trim zip ties

At this point, you can decide if you want to add pumpkins or other decor items.

I have been working on some easy gorgeous fall decorating projects you are going to love so if you don’t want to miss any inspiration join The Fall Inspiration Newsletter and get it delivered to your inbox.

How to Make a Bow

I am going to admit I adore making bows. In fact, 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.

Making loops to make a wreath bow

Making loops to make a wreath bow

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.

Cut Bow streamers

Cut Bow 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 circles of ribbon and use a zip tie to hold it together.

Zip tie the center of bow

Zip tie the center of the bow

Fold the tail in half and hold it against the back of the bow loops.

Add the Streamer tails

Add the Streamer tails

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. Tie the knotted ribbon around the bow loops and tail.

Tie the ribbon knot around the loops and streamer tails the

Tie the ribbon knot around the loops and streamer tails

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.

Deciding on greenery placement

Deciding on greenery placement

Once the wreath is assembled I trim the streamer ties. Now it ready for either home decor or your front door.

Trimming the bow streamers

Trimming the bow streamers

Easy Buffalo check bow

Easy Buffalo check bow

Wood Slices Wreath

Wood Slices Wreath

Natural live edge wood slice wreath

Natural live edge wood slice wreath

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.

Want a Stress-Free Holiday Season?

Want to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer, but it all seems overwhelming? Join me as we enjoy a stress-free holiday season with a ton of inspiration, money-saving ideas for decorating, gift-giving, and so much more.

Join HERE! And have the best of everything this holiday.

 

You might also enjoy these posts:

These adorable Live Edge Hairpin Leg Tables were also made from the same fallen tree.

Hairpin Leg Tree Slice Tables

Hairpin Leg Tree Slice Tables

DIY Hoop Wreath

Easy Hoop Wreath

Easy Hoop Wreath

Elegant Fall Wreath

Elegant Fall Wreath

Elegant Fall Wreath

The Ultimate Bow Making Guide

ultimate bow guide

ultimate bow guide

Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you found some inspiration. Please say hello in the comments section below.

See you soon,

Kippi

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Kristie Schubert

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!

[email protected]

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.

Chas Greener

Friday 24th of July 2020

Love this wreath Kippi and how it can be used all year. Thanks so much for sharing

Karins Kottage

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

Julie

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. :)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.