Craft hack! DIY a Wood Slice Wreath the easy way!

Today I’m revisiting my Faux Barn Wood Wreath to create a Wood Slice Wreath. I love a shortcut and this wreath is all about easy! Instead of spending hours slicing and dicing tree branches, I used a fat quarter of fabric and a sheet of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Voila, a Faux, Wood Slice Wreath in an hour or less! One 36” long sheet will yield two wreaths, to grab a girlfriend and DIY this Wood Slice Wreath. (Or use your favorite fabric and create a fresh, new look.)

DIY easy wood slice wreath

You don’t have to be a lumberjack to make this easy Wood Slice Wreath!

To make a Faux, Wood Slice Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 36” sheet (one 36” sheet will make two wreaths)
  • Fabric, fat quarter*
  • Faux pine sprigs
  • Faux cardinals, two
  • Wood slices, five – seven
  • U-pins
  • Chenille stem
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; sharp pencil; serrated knife or Xacto knife; bar of soap or old candle; wire knippers

*I ordered my fabric on Spoonflower.

To make a Faux, Wood Slice Wreath:

1. Using the ruler and a sharp pencil, measure and score a 12” x 15” rectangle on the sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Wax the knife blade with an old candle or a bar of soap, and cut out the rectangle. (Save the 12” x 21” rectangle for another project – or make a second wreath!)

2. Score a second rectangle inside the 12” x 15” rectangle to create a frame with 2-1/2” wide sides and top, and a 3-1/2” wide bottom. Cut out the interior rectangle.

DIY easy wood slice wreath

Do you know what this metal ruler is called? An angle ruler, maybe? I used it to measure and square up my rectangle.

3. Place the frame face down on the wrong side of the fabric. Wrap the fabric around the frame, folding neatly at the corners. Pin and glue the fabric to the back of the frame. Trim away excess fabric. When the glue dries, remove the pins.

Back (left) and front.

4. Cut an X through the fabric, cutting to each corner. Glue a 1” x 4” fabric strip in each corner. Wrap the fabric through the center and to the back, and pin and glue the fabric in place. Trim away excess fabric, and remove pins after the glue dries.

DIY easy wood slice wreath

Once you wrap your fabric to the back, there will be a gap in the corners (top). Fill in the gap with a fabric strip (middle), and then fold the fabric to the back (bottom).

5. Arrange the wood slices, pine sprigs and birds on the front of the wreath. When you like the arrangement, glue the embellishments in place. If needed, use U- pins to help secure the pine sprigs.

6. Twist together ends of a 4” chenille stem. Insert and glue into the back of the wreath for a hanger.

DIY Wood Slice Wreath

DIY this for any season and any style. The variations are endless!

Here’s the spring version that appeared in Craft Ideas magazine.

Faux Barn Wood Wreath featured in Craft Ideas magazine. Find it on newsstands now.

I made this wreath the same way — with a fat quarter of barn wood fabric and a sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

Picture this in plaid fabric, or a bright Christmas print. Or, how about cozy, white fleece? There are so many ways to DIY this wreath! If you don’t care for the rustic look, how would you make this wreath?

Happy crafting!


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14 Responses to Craft hack! DIY a Wood Slice Wreath the easy way!

  1. CraftyB says:

    The cardinals are beautiful against the wood, lovely!!

  2. LisaM6 says:

    Love these! I can’t wait to try this.

    • Sharon says:

      Yay, I’m glad you’re going to try these. The rectangle shape changes up your usual wreath, and the fabrics make it so easy. Have you poked around on Spoonflower? So many gorgeous fabrics! Thanks so much for stopping in, Lisa. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Angie Dyer says:

    Very pretty! You make crafting easy and fun!

  4. annehaun says:

    Who would have ever though that that was fabric – not I – great idea.

  5. I am definitely going to be on the lookout for some fabric like this because I ❤️❤️❤️ The look of the wreath! Yet another addition to my wishlist! LOL
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Katiria says:

    That’s a cool technique. Works well with a fur or flower design too

    • Sharon says:

      Yes it would! Those would be fun, too. Love where you’re going with this, Katiria. So many ways to change it up! Thanks! Happy crafting! Sharon

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