I recently took a couple months off from crafting to complete a few home improvement projects. My husband and I painted our entryway, living room, stairway and upstairs hallway walls (Sherwin Williams’ Passive) and trim, and also painted our stair railing spindles white and the inside of our front door white. I am so so SO happy with the results. It really brightens the area and makes it look much larger.
Now that that project is complete, I decided to complete my entryway makeover with a wreath for the newly painted front door (inside). I came across a tutorial for a wood bead wreath from Lolly Jane and decided to try my hand at replicating it.
It was actually VERY simple and I will walk you through the steps below, but for more in-depth instructions and supply links, check out Lolly Jane’s tutorial.
- 2″ split wood balls (16 or so of these).
- 16″ wood wreath form.
- Glue gun.
- Hot glue.
- Floral wire.
- Wire cutters.
- Faux flowers.
- Faux berry stems.
- Faux greenery.
- Wreath hanger.
Start by gluing each of the split wood balls to the wreath form. Continue this until the wreath is about 2/3 covered or you use 16″ balls.
Begin wrapping your faux flowers/greenery around the bare part of the wreath form.
I started with the greenery. Secure them to the wreath with lots of floral wire. If you want to be able to interchange the flowers for the season, stick to floral wire only. I will leave mine as-is so I used hot glue to help mine stay in place.
After the greenery, I added the larger flowers, followed by the smaller flowers. Then the berries.
I used the remaining greenery to tuck into any “bare” spaces.
Trim and snip your flowers to your liking. In my opinion, all of the stems were way too long so I cut the stems off of most of my flowers.
And that is literally all there is to it! I promise this is a super easy DIY, the most difficult task was finding all of the supplies. I am definitely NOT someone who has a knack for arranging flowers so if I can do this, you can do this!
I hung this on my door with a metal wreath hanger but you could also use a hook and fit it right between the wood balls.
I look forward to seeing all of your craftiness at work with this project; please share with me!
2 thoughts on “Summer Wooden Bead Wreath”
Beautiful!! Where did you find the split wood pieces?
Thanks forr a great read