Have you started planning your holiday decor yet? We are definitely in the throes of planning; one must start early when there is NO BUDGET. ;) This will be a scrap wood and spare part Christmas at the Reinvented house, my friends, and that rule is what motivated us to create the salvaged wood Christmas wreath I’m sharing today as part of the Handmade Holidays BLOG HOP 2016.
I could not be more excited about joining the Handmade Holidays blog hop; this opportunity was just a sugar plum dancing in my head last year at this time.
I’m pretty sure you’ll be excited too, be sure to click through the tutorial steps, learn to make your own salvaged wood wreath, and enter the giveaway at the end.
Salvaged Wood Christmas Wreath
Before we start, let me just apologize for all. the. steps. My engineer has to draw up plans before he hangs a picture on the wall, so…
Start with your pile of scrap wood. If you don’t have one, visit your local hardware store’s scrap wood pile (they’ll often sell you pieces CHEAP), or hit up your friends for theirs.
We had a little barnwood left from our DIY Modern Farmhouse Wall Art, and our Scrap Wood Pumpkins, so the engineer used his circular saw to slice (I think it’s actually called “rip”) barnwood in to strips, then used his miter saw to cut those strips to about 11 inch pieces. These steps are not necessary if you have wood that is already narrow and short, you’ll see what I mean in a minute.
We arranged the wood pieces in a wreath shape and nailed them in place. Hang with me folks, this is meant to be rustic. ;)
One of our sponsors for the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop is DecoArt, but I would use their paints and stains even if they weren’t, they are fantastic. I decided to use the self sealing Color Stain on my wreath in Jade, a pretty Christmas green.
I brushed on a light coat of stain with an old paint brush, let it dry, then used the same brush to add a little creamy white paint for some dimension.
I liked the rustic green and layers of paint and stain, but my wreath needed something more. This is where the spare parts come in.
We had this broken “Garden Weasel” in the garage taking up space. The engineer thought he could create something with these wheels, so I went to work and left him to work his magic.
I came home to this.
All those wheels needed was a coat of glossy red spray paint, and they were transformed in to flowers, or stars, or something.
And that, my friends, is how you turn scrap wood and spare parts in to a salvaged wood Christmas wreath.
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!
There are ELEVEN PRIZES, valued at at least $50 each, and there will be ELEVEN WINNERS drawn on November 14. How cool is that?
After you enter, don’t forget to scroll down and check out all of the other Handmade Holidays BLOG HOP projects!
This has been so fun!! Thank you so much to all of our sponsors, who fed our creativity with their amazing products.
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