DIY Winter Wood Slice Wreath for Front Door Christmas Cheer

Add some woodland Christmas cheer to your front door with this farmhouse style DIY winter wood slice wreath. This rustic wreath is inexpensive to make and easy to customize to fit your style.

You’ll also like this easy DIY wood slice garland, plus Rustic Woodland Christmas Tree and our printable woodland animal art set (in 7 seasons/backgrounds!) — or swap the wood slices for wood scraps and make this easy rustic DIY wood wreath instead.

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DIY Winter Wood Slice Wreath: The Perfect Christmas Craft

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by creating your own Christmas decorations? If you’re in search of a delightful and unique Christmas craft to add to your home decor, look no further than the DIY Winter Wood Slice Wreath.

This beautiful DIY wreath not only adds a touch of rustic charm to your home but also captures the essence of winter in a creative way. We’ll guide you through the process of making this charming wreath step by step and provide some exciting variations to keep things interesting.

Why DIY Winter Wood Slice Wreath Is a Great Christmas Craft

Christmas is a time for decorating, and crafting your decorations is an excellent way to infuse your home with the holiday spirit. The Winter Wood Slice Wreath is a fantastic Christmas craft for several reasons:

  1. Unique and Rustic Charm: Unlike store-bought decorations, your DIY wood slice wreath will be one of a kind. Its rustic charm adds a warm and welcoming touch to your home.
  2. Cost-Effective: Making your own wreath is not only fun but also budget-friendly. You can source most of the materials from dollar stores and get creative with what you have.
  3. Personalization: You have full creative control over the design, from the arrangement of wood slices to the choice of embellishments to painted or wood-burned slices, ensuring it perfectly matches your style and preferences.
  4. Natural Winter Aesthetic: The use of wood slices gives your wreath a wintry feel with all the best parts of natural decor, making it an ideal decoration for the entire winter season, not just Christmas.

Now that you’re convinced of the charm and appeal of this DIY project, let’s dive into the step-by-step tutorial.

How to Make a Wood Slice Wreath for Christmas

Supplies You’ll Need

Materials Supplies For DIY Wood Slice Wreath For Christmas Winter, Remodelaholic
Christmas House Red Berries

Wood Slice Wreath Instructions

Step 1: Lay out wood slices

Start by laying out all the wood pieces to see how they will fit on the wreath form. Make adjustments if needed to ensure the wreath is covered evenly.

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For a well-filled wood slice wreath, use two layers of wood slices. Place the first layer of wood slices on the bottom with spaces between, then add a second layer of slices on top to cover the gaps, so the outer edges are all basically aligned.

Note: You can leave one wooden slice without overlapping (and save those pieces for another craft) since this area will be covered by the bow and greenery.

Step 2: Glue wood slices

Apply hot glue to the wire wreath form or flat wooden wreath form and firmly press a wood slice on top.

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Repeat this process until the entire wreath form is covered in the bottom layer of wood slices.

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Glue the top layer of wood slices on top of the first layer, and ensure that the wood slices are overlapping slightly for a cohesive look.

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If the hot glue doesn’t seem to hold strong enough, attach a zip tie or floral wire to the wood slice to attach to the wreath form. You can use glue or drill small holes through the wood slice.

Step 3: Lay out the faux greenery

Lay out the greenery and place the bow on top to visualize the design.

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You can add more greenery to enhance the wreath’s dimensions and color palette. Having multiple textures of leaves and branches really makes the wreath look wonderful!

This is a great place to use leftover cuttings from evergreens around your yard, or from your Christmas tree. See 30+ more Ways to Use Fresh Evergreen Cuttings in Every Room of The House.

Step 4: Glue on the greenery

Apply hot glue along the stem of the greenery and press the pieces firmly onto the wood slices.

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Step 5: Make a ribbon bow

If you aren’t using a premade bow, tie or make a ribbon bow.

Step 6: Attach the bow to the wreath

Use a twist tie or zip tie to secure the bow to the wreath form and adjust it to your desired position. You could also glue the bow to the front of the wood slices.

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Variations for Your Winter Wood Slice Wreath

Painted Wood Slices: Add a pop of color to your wreath by painting the wood slices in various festive shades or patterns. This customization allows you to match your wreath to your existing décor. Use craft acrylic paints, paint pens, or leftover wall paint.

Wood Burned Letters or Symbols: Spell a creative message (joy, merry, welcome, ho ho ho are some ideas) or add snowflakes, hearts, or patterns to your wood slices using a wood burning tool. Be warned: wood-burning is little bit addictive!

Personalized Embellishments: Get creative with the decorations. Add personalized ornaments, miniature Christmas figurines, or even family photos for a sentimental touch.

Seasonal Greenery: Swap out the greenery to match different seasons. For a Christmas-themed wreath, opt for holly and mistletoe. In January, switch to pinecones and winter foliage. For spring, add tulips or poppies (like this woven rope wreath), and for summer, feature everyone’s favorite: sunflowers!

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Themed Ribbons: Experiment with different ribbons to change the mood of your wreath. A burlap ribbon gives it a rustic look, while a satin ribbon adds a touch of elegance.

Different Sizes of Wood Slices: We used all wood slices of 3-4″ in diameter, but you could create a totally different look by adding in smaller pieces, or using one large slice of wood like we used for this trivet. Or use all mini slices to make a wood slice wreath ornament for the Christmas tree!

The Winter Wood Slice Wreath is a delightful and cost-effective way to add a touch of winter wonder to your Christmas decor. This DIY project allows you to unleash your creativity and create a unique decoration that’s sure to impress your guests. So, gather your supplies and start crafting your very own Winter Wood Slice Wreath for a memorable holiday season. Happy crafting! 🌲🎨

Common Questions about Winter Wood Slice Wreaths

  1. Can I use hang a wood slice wreath outdoors?
    • This wreath is best suited for indoor use since the wood may weather and crack if exposed to rain and snow and exposure to the elements. If you’d like to use it outdoors, place it in a sheltered location and assemble the wreath using wood glue or an exterior rated adhesive instead of hot glue.
  2. How can I prevent the wood slices from falling off?
    • Ensure you use enough hot glue to firmly attach the wood slices to the wreath form. Press them down until they adhere securely.
  3. Can I use a different base instead of a wire wreath form?
    • Yes, you can use alternatives like foam wreath forms or even a circular piece of cardboard.
  4. What’s the best way to hang the wreath?
    • Attach a ribbon or a piece of jute twine to the back of the wreath with a loop for hanging. You can also use a wreath hanger for easy display.
  5. Can I use real greenery for this wreath?
    • While it’s possible to use real greenery, keep in mind that it will dry out and may not last as long. Artificial greenery is a more practical choice.
  6. How long does it take to make this wreath?
    • The time required depends on your crafting experience, but it typically takes a couple of hours to complete this project.

How to Make a Wood Slice Wreath for Christmas

Print Recipe
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Ingredients

  • Wood Slices for Crafts – 16Pcs 3.5”-4” Diameter Unfinished Wood Rounds with Bark
  • 14-inch Wire Wreath Form or 12-inch Cardboard Wreath Form Dollar Tree, Amazon or craft stores
  • Pine Pieces or Picks real branches from your tree, or artificial from Dollar Tree or craft store
  • Large Red Berries Dollar Tree
  • Red Plaid Ribbon or a premade bow craft store or Dollar Tree
  • Lambs Ear Floral Pieces or other faux greenery, such as holly or mistletoe
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Zip Ties or Floral Wire optional

Instructions

  • Start by laying out all the wood pieces to see how they will fit on the wreath form. Make adjustments if needed to ensure a snug fit. For a well-filled wood slice wreath, use two layers of wood slices. Place the first layer of wood slices on the bottom with spaces between, then add a second layer of slices on top to cover the gaps, so the outer edges are all basically aligned. You can leave one wooden slice without overlapping (and save those pieces for another craft) since this area will be covered by the bow and greenery.
  • Apply hot glue to the wire wreath form or flat wooden wreath form and firmly press a wood slice on top. Repeat this process until the entire wreath form is covered in the bottom layer of wood slices. Glue the top layer of wood slices on top of the first layer, and ensure that the wood slices are overlapping slightly for a cohesive look. If the hot glue doesn’t seem to hold strong enough, attach a zip tie or floral wire to the wood slice to attach to the wreath form.
  • Lay out the greenery and place the bow on top to visualize the design. You can add more greenery to enhance the wreath’s dimensions and color palette. Having multiple textures of leaves and branches really makes the wreath look wonderful!
  • Apply hot glue along the stem of the greenery and press the pieces firmly onto the wood slices.
  • If you aren’t using a premade bow, tie or make a ribbon bow. (See how to make your own simple bow here.)
  • Use a twist tie or zip tie to secure the bow to the wreath form and adjust it to your desired position. You could also use hot glue.

Notes

Variations for Your Winter Wood Slice Wreath

Painted Wood Slices: Add a pop of color to your wreath by painting the wood slices in various festive shades. This customization allows you to match your wreath to your existing décor. Use craft acrylic paints, paint pens, or leftover wall paint.
Wood Burned Letters or Symbols: Spell a creative message (joy, merry, welcome, ho ho ho are some ideas) or add snowflakes, hearts, or patterns to your wood slices using a wood burning tool. Be warned: wood-burning is little bit addictive!
Personalized Embellishments: Get creative with the decorations. Add personalized ornaments, miniature Christmas figurines, or even family photos for a sentimental touch.
Seasonal Greenery: Swap out the greenery to match different seasons. For a Christmas-themed wreath, opt for holly and mistletoe. In January, switch to pinecones and winter foliage. For spring, add tulips or poppies (like this woven rope wreath), and for summer, feature everyone’s favorite: sunflowers!
Themed Ribbons: Experiment with different ribbons to change the mood of your wreath. A burlap ribbon gives it a rustic look, while a satin ribbon adds a touch of elegance.
Different Sizes of Wood Slices: We used all wood slices of 3-4″ in diameter, but you could create a totally different look by adding in smaller pieces, or using one large slice of wood like we used for this trivet. Or use all mini slices to make a wood slice wreath ornament for the Christmas tree!
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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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