Wire Wreath Tutorial

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Follow the instructions in this wreath tutorial to make this unique wire wreath

 

The leaves and berries give this wreath a familiar, organic feel. The wire makes this wreath fun and unique. Just follow these simple instructions for your own wire wreath. Just follow these step-by-step instructions. You can download and print this DIY wreath tutorial, too.

Skill: Novice

Time: 3 hours

Cost: Less than $30

Tools and Materials

  • Wire cutter
  • Spray paint
  • 14 gauge wire—one 4-foot piece, five 7½-foot pieces
  • Heavy duty stapler
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Plywood for wreath frame (cut yourself or buy at craft store, see dimensions below)
  • Burlap, 5-foot strip, 3-inches wide
  • Leaves, holiday picks

 

Wreath Tutorial: Spray painting a plywood ring

 

Step 1

Make the body of the wreath using 1/4-inch plywood.

Cut a circle 12 inches in diameter.

Then, cut an inner circle that is 6 inches in diameter.

Spray paint the wooden ring.

 

 

Wreath Tutorial: Adding 14 guage wire to the plywood ring

 

Step 2

Run the 14 gauge wire in and around the entire wooden ring. You can space wire as wide or tight as you like.

 

 

Wreath Tutorial: Threading wire through a strip of burlap

 

Step 3

Thread the 5-foot strip of burlap with your 4-foot piece of wire.

 

 

Wreath Tutorial: Stapling the burlap strip to the plywood ring

 

 

Step 4

Creating small loops, place the wire on the back side of the wreath and secure every few inches with a heavy duty stapler.

 

Wreath Tutorial: Creating large loops of wire for the wreath

 

Step 5

Take a piece of the 7 1/2-inch wire and create three large loops.

Wrap the excess wire around the base of the three loops to secure the looped section.

Secure the end of the looped section on the back of the wood ring with the stapler.

Continue to do the same with the remaining 7 1/2-inch wire pieces, adding looped sections of wire around the face of the wreath.

 

 

Wreath Tutorial: Adding leaves and other decorative items to the wreath

 

Step 6

Accessorize the front of the wreath with leaves that have been spray painted. Attach them by wedging between the wire that is wrapped around the wooden ring.

 

Wire Wreath Tutorial: Adding holiday picks to the wreath

 

Step 7

Add holiday picks to the wreath as you did the leaves.

Finally, use a glue gun to secure the decorations permanently.

 


Wreath Tutorial: A unique wreath made with wire

 

 Step 8

Display your unique new wreath on your front door.

 

Download printable instructions for this Wire Wreath tutorial and get started!

And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.

 

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