I love, love, love creating Fall decor!! I had so much fun making this DIY fall craft using log slices. It was so simple to make. Other than paint drying time, it was super fast and easy to put together, too. If you painted the wreath form the day before, you could easily complete this project in less than an hour.
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Floral Craft Ring (Normally, I’d say any wreath form that you like is fine, but for this project you really need the sturdiness that this frame provides.)
Wood slices – These are available in both round and oval varieties. I used the oval for the bottom two layers and round wood slices for the top layer.
Burlap ribbon for a bow
Wreath Picks for embellishments
Using a foam brush, paint the entire craft form black. Don’t forget the inside and outside edges. Tip: You’re using black paint here…be sure to thoroughly cover work surfaces! If necessary, add a second coat. Let dry.
Before you begin, separate your wood slices according to similar sizes. You’ll want to use the larger ones for the first layer and the smaller ones for the second and third layers.
First, do a “dry run” and place your slices on the wreath the way you’d like them. That way, you can switch them up and move them around if you think one would work better in a different spot.
Using a hot glue gun (I love my Ryobi cordless hot glue gun!), add enough glue to the back of each wood slice to adhere it to the wreath. Continue around the circle until you get back to where you started.
Now, do another dry run with the smaller slices before gluing a second layer all the way around.
The object is to center each slice on the line where the slices underneath meet. Obviously, you’re working with natural products, and there will be no perfect lines. Just do the best you can to make them symmetrical.
Repeat the dry run and add a third layer of slices. This is where I used the round wood slices rather than the oval.
No wreath is complete without a bow, right? I used plain burlap ribbon to make this one. As you can see, it’s simply a process of overlapping the ribbon and gluing it together.
Next, I cut off the stems of each wreath pick with wire cutters and glued them to the wreath. I then added some berries and straw sprays to add dimension. (You can check out a more detailed tutorial of attaching the embellishments on my 30 minutes to Beautiful DIY Fall Decor post.)
Voila! The finished product is perfect! Log slices are really fun to work with. Here are a few more tutorials you’ll love:
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