I have always had a thing for rustic Christmas decor. I love anytime you can bring nature inside to decorate. This Rustic Christmas Wreath is a perfect mix of nature with a pop of color. This isn’t the first time we have brought the outdoors in to decorate, and it won’t be the last! Whether it is garland or ornaments we like to go gathering outdoor supplies. Not only does it make decorating affordable, but we really love the natural rustic look for Christmas!
What you need to make your Rustic Christmas Wreath:
- Sticks. You will need quite a few in 3 main sizes.
- Wet foam floral blocks.
- Hot glue and gun.
- Paint in color of choice.
- Glitter in color of choice.
- Paint cup.
- Natural colored string or hemp.
How to make your Rustic Christmas Wreath:
Start by gathering a bunch of sticks. Sort through them to get them into 3 main size groups. 8 large, 8 medium, and a handful of smaller twigs. Break off any branches hanging to the sides etc so they are straight. Save these pieces for later. I chose to paint the tips of my sticks. I love the sparkle and pop of color.If you choose not to paint them skip down to how to assemble the wreath below. To paint your sticks, dip each stick into your paint. Use a floral block to stick your sticks into paint side up. If you have any little ones at home this is great for them to help with! Next, bring your block and sticks outside and sprinkle with glitter while the paint is still wet.
*Let Them Dry Completely*
Assembling your Rustic Christmas Wreath:
Cut up your floral blocks. You want one to be a nice square to be the center of your wreath. The rest just cut into slices to use to hold pieces in place. Start by spreading out all of the largest pieces of your wreath around the center. Try to place one on each side and one on each corner. Cover the end of your stick in a good amount of hot glue and stick it into your floral block. You want it to be in the center top to bottom of your block. Using your extra pieces of foam block, prop up the painted end of the stick. Work your way around until you have them all in. Now spread out your medium sticks. Using the same processes place all of these sticks into your floral block a little closer to the surface. Last grab your little sticks. These you will press right into the top of your floral block.I ended up using a few of the broken pieces from before to fill in any open gaps. Cover the whole center with a good amount of glue and allow to dry. Flip over and check for any loose sticks. Add more glue to any that need it and let dry.
Starting on the back, take your string and wrap around the center of your wreath. Slowly rotate and go between each of the sticks until you have covered all of the blocks edges and you like the look of your wreath! Make sure to save enough string to make a loop for hanging it up!It is ok if the block is still showing in the back. Tie off your loop on the main vertical stick. If your wreath won’t lay flush on your door take your loop and wrap it around your vertical stick. (See this in the last picture)
And you’re done! I love how the ends catch the light and twinkle. Because Christmas just needs a little sparkle, even in your rustic decor. Don’t forget to Pin This to your Holiday Decor Board.
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