Hi y’all! Today I am going to share with you how to make this gorgeous split wood bead wreath!
I have been wanting to make one for awhile and finally got around to making it and I’m SO glad I did. However, I will admit it’s not my cheapest craft project. I generally try to keep my projects stylish but cheap. (The wood beads were my biggest cost.)
But it was still cheaper than buying a pre-made one from the store!
So, I decided to make mine for the Christmas season. But you can easily make this for spring, summer, or fall simply by switching out the floral stems and ribbon to match the appropriate season!
What you need:
- Ribbon. (Click HERE for bow tutorial.)
- Floral Stems. (I used 2.)
- 20- 2 inch Split Wood Beads.
- 1- 16″ Wood Wreath Ring/Form.
- Hot Glue Sticks.
- Hot Glue Gun.
- Wire Cutters (Optional.)
How to make a split wood bead wreath
*TIP: Turn on Hot Glue Gun now so it will be ready to use in Step 1.
Firstly, you will simply add a generous amount of hot glue to the back (flat side) of the spilt wood bead, keeping the glue in the middle of the bead. Then place the split wood bead on the wood wreath form.
Repeat this step with all 20 split wood beads.
Secondly, you can either snip the ends of the floral stems or bend them (like I did). I found it easier to bend them so I didn’t have to rewrap them with floral tape.
Once you have the floral stems bent add a generous amount of hot glue to the wreath form. Then press in the floral stem and hold until glue dries so the stem will stay in place.
Lastly, you are going to add your bow! (Click HERE for bow tutorial.) Tightly wrap the pipe cleaner around the wreath form. Then glue the ends down to hold it in place.
Once you have the bow attached to the wreath form fluff it up and bend it to fill in the gap between the floral stems!
It’s that simple! I hope you enjoyed this DIY. If so, let me know in the comments below and feel free to share a picture of your wreath!
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