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How to Make a Wreath – Wood Bead

Let’s make a gorgeous DIY wood bead wreath. It is the perfect spring wreath. Decorating with wreaths is not just for your front door anymore. However, I hang a homemade wreath on my front door every day and on holidays, but I also use them inside my house to decorate for holidays and every day. Since I enjoy making wreaths, I DIY wreaths for every occasion. I wanted to share this super easy wreath tutorial.

Over the years, I have taught many wreaths making classes, and I hope to share something new to inspire you to try out this unique style of wreath making. I have been working on my daughter’s bedroom makeover, and it needed some whimsical Boho decor; therefore, I decided to make a pretty peony wreath with wood beads.

Romantic Boho minimalist wood bead wreath with peonies and succulents

Romantic Boho minimalist wood bead wreath with peonies and succulents

How to Make a Wreath Step by Step

Gathering my supplies took longer than creating this simple wreath. Therefore, this wreath took under an hour.

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Things needed to make a wreath:

The first step when making a wreath is selecting your form, and for this one, I choose flatform; however, you can use other formats.

The next step is to gather your florals, greenery, and ribbon (you can find lots of choices in craft stores.)

Supplies

Now it’s time to get crafting.

Tip: I made a fun video of my hubby cutting the balls; you can watch it HERE. Please like my Facebook page while you are there, so you don’t miss any of my new videos. If you want to save some money on the balls, you can buy them whole and cut them in half (like I did.)

Supplies to make a split ball wreath with peonies and succulents

Supplies to make a split ball wreath with peonies and succulents

I began attaching the split balls to the wreath form with hot glue (I used 16 split balls.)  Placing them together as close as possible while creating a tight row of split balls leaves a space approximately 1/3 of the wreath form.

Gluing down the split balls

Gluing down the split balls to the wreath form takes only minutes

Note: you can use an embroidery hoop for the form; however, this form is easier to work use.

Wreath is ready for floral and greenery

The split ball wreath is ready for floral and greenery

This wreath can be used as a front door wreath or inside your home all year, with a bow. You can transform it into a new look. I wanted it to be romantic and whimsical since it is for my daughter’s bedroom; thus, I used both peonies and succulents and the split balls.

Attaching greenery with floral wire

Easily attach greenery with floral wire to wreath form

Note: if you attach all the floral and greenery with floral wire, you can easily change those elements for an updated look.

Wreath Hanger and Streamers

Ribbon and ball trim with wood wreath

Ribbon and ball trim with the split wood wreath

I added the small pink ball trim as streamers to the bottom of the wreath for a Boho vibe.

 

Wreath floral and greenery

Wreath floral and greenery

Using a stapler to secure the ribbon

I am using a stapler to secure the ribbon loop together.

Velvet ribbon hanger for Boho wreath

Velvet ribbon hanger for Boho wreath

This wreath needed a hanger for a bedroom wall; thus, I decided to use a pink velvet ribbon about 12 inches long. It wanted to slide into the space between the split balls; for that reason, I glued the crisscrossed staples to the back of one split ball to hold it in position. I am going to make another split ball wreath with a bow. You can find my post about bow making in this earlier post.

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That was a whirlwind of information, but it was super fun too. I hope you found some inspiration to make your wreath. I plan my Christmas wreath ideas using split balls for a different look and maybe one with pom-poms. You can see how I make easy pom poms in this earlier post.

Happy Spring DIY’ing,

Kippi

You might also like these wreath ideas:

How to make a simple spring hoop wreath.

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DIY Christmas Wreath with bow and grapevine wreath form.  You can add a bow for a different look. I love how the burlap, black, red, and white bow looks for Christmas.

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DIY Christmas wreath and DIY bow with ribbon and a grapevine form

Easy Loopy Wreath DIY with a styrofoam wreath form.

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Learn how to make a woven rope using a wire wreath frame with my friend, Agnes.

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Betty Brody

Thursday 11th of March 2021

I just got my order for the wooden ball wreath from craftparts.com. Because of the price, I was nervous that they would not be what I needed, but they are perfect. I just wanted to pass this on for any other bargain hunters out there like me!

Linda

Saturday 26th of September 2020

So Beautiful and it gives me great ideas using beads! Thank You!

Rachelle Rubio

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Kippi, this is such a pretty wreath and I would love to feature it - and link back to you at my Friday With Friends, May 15th post. If you are comfortable with this, please let me know by emailing me.

Many Thanks, Rachelle My Hubbard Home

Donna

Sunday 8th of March 2020

Love this. Thank you for sharing.

Kippi

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

Thank you so much. Happy Spring, Kippi

Carol

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Ingenious! I was wondering how you got the wooden balls to lay down so nicely and pleased to learn about "split balls". Featuring when my party opens tonight!

Kippi

Saturday 7th of March 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love this style wreath. Happy spring, Kippi

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