Christmas is right around the corner, and this year, I’m craving the feeling of a rustic country cottage! I love the feeling of coming home to a cozy atmosphere filled with woodland elements and natural holiday smells! Last year was all about the bling and tons of my homemade glitter in glass ornaments! A few weeks ago, I was working on a bar cart build and noticed that my scrap wood bin was getting pretty full. Most of the pieces weren’t really big enough to use on any of my upcoming projects, but I wanted to do something with them. That’s when I got the idea for this fabulous rustic scrap wood wreath! I could see it in my head so clearly, and am so happy that I decided to try it out! It was so easy to make…you are definitely going to want to grab your wood scraps and make your own!
How to Make a Scrap Wood Wreath
You will want to grab your scraps and decide on the length you want each piece to be. It doesn’t really matter what length you choose, just as long as all of the scrap pieces are the same size. I used 1 X 4 scrap pieces.
I used my miter saw to cut 6 inch pieces.
For my wreath, I cut 12 of them!
Once I had all of my pieces cut, I sanded around the edges and stained them using some Minwax stain cloths. Theses things are so easy to use and you can just toss them when you are finished!
Once the stain was dry, I used my Ryobi AirStrike Stapler to staple each top piece to the bottom pieces…one staple on each side. I used a bit of wood glue under the edge of each piece to be sure my wreath really stayed together.
To give it a Christmas feel, I attached a burlap bow to the bottom, then I hung it on my chalkboard mantel!
I love the way it looks! You can use any size wood scraps to make one, and if you prefer paint to stain, it would look beautiful painted as well! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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