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