Hello friends! Summer is here, which means it’s time for a decor switch! If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I change out my decor about five to six times a year, and that can be expensive. Making your own decor that looks high-end can save you tons. Today I’m sharing an easy coastal farmhouse wreath made from a Dollar Tree wood bead wreath form. This quick and easy wreath can be made in 3 easy steps, so let’s get into it!
It’s time for our monthly Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara of Birdz of a Feather. If you’ve come over from Tammy over at Patina and Paint, welcome! I’m so glad to have you here. Wasn’t her summer watermelon sign adorable?! She’s so talented, just like the other bloggers on today’s hop. Stick around after the post and I will send you off to see the next amazing creative craft!
Coastal Wood Bead Wreath Supplies:
- wood bead wreath form
- 1.5″ wired ribbon
- pipe cleaners or floral wire
- lamb’s ear garland or stems
Attach lamb’s ear garland to the wood bead wreath.
Fold the end of the garland back so that the hanger portion is at the middle of the wreath. That will leave you with a doubled over section. You want the doubled over section to be about 5″ long.
Place the end of the double section about 5″ from the metal clasp holding the wood bead wreath form together and attach it with a piece of floral wire or pipe cleaner.
Next, attach the garland to the bottom center with a pipe cleaner. I cut them in thirds which was a great size for attaching the garland and the coastal items to the wood bead wreath.
Bring the garland 5″ past the right of the bottom center, then bend it back down and bring it to the center and use the pipe cleaner you attached the garland to the wreath with on the first pass. Now you can cut off the excess garland.
I didn’t necessarily like some of my leaves pointing in different ways, so I bent the stems so they would all face the same direction. In doing that, I didn’t cut the leaves on the garland and I can still use it later.
Add a coastal piece to the wreath.
Dollar Tree has all kinds of coastal decor this year, so finding something cute to add to your coastal farmhouse wood bead wreath for cheap should be pretty easy. I used one of their large sand dollars to cover the metal part of my wreath, but a starfish or sailboat would work as well.
Hot glue a piece of pipe cleaner, bent in half, to the back of the sand dollar, then use it to attach it to the coastal wood bead wreath.
Make & attach a bow.
Since this coastal wood bead wreath is not huge, I used a 1.5″ wired ribbon to make a bow for it. You can use a ribbon from Dollar Tree if you want to keep this a really cheap project, but I used one from Hobby Lobby. It was only $3 with a coupon, so this project was still well under $10 for me.
I made a simple 6 loop bow and attached it to the top coastal wood bead wreath. If you need a tutorial, you can see how I did it in the tutorial video. I ran out of space during the video, so it cuts off when I start to fluff the bow, but you can see me make the entire bow up until that point.
Coastal Wood Bead Wreath Video Tutorial
That’s it! I really love how this coastal farmhouse piece turned out!
What do you think? I tried it out on my front door…
…then on an end table. It went well with the rest of my summer decor, so for now it’s on the table. Remember, this is a blog hop, so keep reading and I will send you to the next stop on the tour!
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