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Monday, November 21, 2011

Nature Inspired Christmas Wreath

Hi everyone!!! How was your weekend? Yesterday I hung my first Christmas decoration! I've decided to go with a more natural/rustic theme this year for my Christmas decor so I worked on a wreath that will work perfectly with what I have planned.

I started with this styrofoam wreath form that I purchased from Joann's with a 40% off coupon! Then I had my husband cut a bunch of sticks into little slices for me. (Suggestion: make sure the sticks have fallen from the tree and are nice and dried out. Fresh branches with lots of moisture in them don't mix well with a hot glue gun.) 


Just keep gluing the slices all over the wreath. It was kind of like putting a puzzle together. It was fun finding the perfect slice to fill in all the spaces. 

Once all the wood slices are glued in place, you'll have a fabulous nature inspired wreath that looks like this!!!




I'm excited to start bringing out all my decorations the day after Thanksgiving!! When do you decorate?


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97 comments:

  1. It doesn't get better than Nature herself. This is charming!

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  2. Okay, just box that up and ship it to me! ADORABLE!

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  3. Oh my goodness, this wreath is amazing Melissa, I just love it! I'm showing my daughter so she can make this adorable and charming wreath. I'm all decked out, I will post after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile have a blessed Thanksgiving along with your family. FABBY

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  4. I had to pin this one! It says warm and homey to me. ~ Maureen

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  5. Oh you are just so chock full of ideas and creativity! LOVE THIS! I never would have thought to use branches for a wreath - this is great! :)

    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  6. I love this!!...I just might have to try to make this...:)

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  7. So pretty! Just to let you know you are the $50 winner of the Novica Giveaway! Thanks so much for entering! :)

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  8. Such a pretty rustic looking wreath! I love items that are simple but stunning =]. thanks for sharing! found you on "the gunny sack"

    http://ineverylittlemoment.blogspot.com/

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  9. So so so loving your wreath. I love the look, the thought behind it & of course the price. A MUST pin! Thanks for sharing.

    Abrazos,
    Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos

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  10. I absolutely adore this! What a gorgeous wreath

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

    PS> I have a throw pillow giveaway going on. If you'd like, come by and enter! xo

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  11. This is beautiful! I love the ribbon you picked. I'm making one of these for my mother, she has a huge stone fire place and I think this would look amazing above the mantle. Thank you for sharing. About how long did this take?


    http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com

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  12. What a fantastic wreath. I've always loved pathways made of cut rounds of wood and sidetables made of logs so it was only natural that I would like a wreath made of cut ends of twigs.

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  13. This is beyond gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Happy new follower :) I am such a newbie, I'm sure I will learn so much from you. Best, My from Space 46

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  14. What a great idea. I think I may just have to save a few logs from our firewood pile. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.
    P.P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  15. Wow, I love it! Good to know about the fresh sticks and the glue gun! :) Out of curiosity... how long did it take to glue all those on?

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  16. Wow, that turned out very cool! Nicely done :)

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  17. This is so pretty! I might try it with sliced corks-love all the natural colors!

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  18. This is a gorgeous wreath. I really love it and can see it on my door. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  19. WOW!
    LOVE it!
    I pinned this!
    I am gonna try to make this!
    visiting from the Gunny Sack!

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  20. So pretty!! I love how it turned out!!

    And I bring out my older Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving, but start making all of the Christmas crafts now. :)

    I'd love for you to share this at my 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party!!

    Thanks for sharing!!
    ~Lisa
    Lisa's Craft Blog

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  21. Wow, this is really beautiful. Love it! Off to Pin now.

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  22. OMG, I LOVE this wreath!!! Pinning it for sure! I would love for you to share it at my very first linky party today at The Inspired Collection!

    Kelli
    www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  23. What a beautiful wreath and it looks wonderful on your door!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  24. I adore this!! So beautiful! I wanted to do a rustic Christmas theme, so great inspiration!!

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  25. That looks amazing! I am very impressed. Thanks for the tip on ensuring the wood is dry too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  26. I am doing this on a frame but it is really intense sanding them all down.

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  27. Seriously?! This is awesome!! I love your wreath so much! It's gorgeous!

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  28. Just popped over from Savvy Southern Style - I LOVE your wreath!

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  29. Absolutely incredible. I LOVE THIS WREATH!!! It's no surprise when I see a great project at a party, click on it... and come to find myself at your blog. I'm here time and time again! :-)

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  30. Beautiful ....I'm going to try this! I'm a new follower, so stop and follow if you like. Warm wishes, Lori

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  31. Your woodsy wreath is adorable :))
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Kay Ellen

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  32. I am so in love with this I'd love it if you would add this to my party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  33. I think your wreath is just charming and environmentally friendly :D
    xx
    z

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  34. Beautiful! I tried framing two big bathroom mirrors using cut pieces of wood like that, but after spending all day cutting the wood, and having only a fraction of the wood I needed, I decided it wasn't worth it. I ended up throwing away all of the pieces I had cut. Now I could kick myself! It never dawned on me to create something like this with them!

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  35. Oooo i totally love this!!! Very nice, good job :) I came over from Space 46, she said you come up with the cutest decor and i just gotta agree :) yay happy new follower!

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  36. I love everything about this wreath! Great work (and kudos to your hubs too).

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  37. That's a really cool idea. It wouldn't take a whole lot to change it just a little for each season either.:) I love it!

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  38. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com -- you were featured today!!

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  39. I love it. It look like a great piece of jewelry on your door.

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  40. I so want one of those, I just love it. I will definitely be making this!

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  41. Love it! What a creative idea and it looks absolutely stunning! Great job!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  42. I love the natural wood against your white door!

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  43. I absolutely adore your wreath! All the work was definitely worth the effort and it does look amazing against the white. I will share on Twitter and Facebook. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  44. Really pretty, I love your wreath. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope it's a great one. If you havn't had a chance to enter some of my giveaways, like the 66 Etsy shop one, for Breaking Dawn, hope you will stop by after lots of turkey.

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  45. Beautiful! I've pinned for future reference!

    Visiting from SYS...

    Rhonda @ home.made.

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  46. Oh my gosh, this is STUNNING!!! I am totally pinning this for future projects. Great idea! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  47. Great rustic wreath!!!

    http://craftyandcookingmomma.blogspot.com/

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  48. What a beautiful wreath! Just pinned this!

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  49. What a great idea!! Love the rustic feel with the burlap bow! Great job!

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  50. I love the look of this! It is timeless!

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  51. This wreath is wonderful! I love the texture that the sticks add.

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  52. Unique, creative and absolutely gorgeous!

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  53. So pretty and creative! What a great idea!

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  54. it is perfect! if i only had a tree that i could cut down branches from?!

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  55. LOVE! JUST LOVE! Great job!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  56. Wow! This is just stunning. Anthro has a doormat that uses the same concept that I'm hoping to get around to replicating in the spring. Hopefully this will keep me inspired to actually get it done!

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  57. Very cute had to stop by to let you know!

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  58. This is lovely! Wow what a great idea on budget. I hope you'll stop by The Corson Cottage and share this at my {Home for the Holidays} link party every Friday in December. Carrie

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  59. I can't get your wreath out of my head! I'd be thrilled if you came and linked up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

    ~Jen

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  60. Congrats you made in the "SSTS" over at COM. WA-HOO! Thanks for all your talent. winks, jen

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  61. That's AWESOME! I think i need to put this on my to-do list now!!

    Desiree

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  62. Saw your wreath featured over at Craft-o-Maniac and had to come tell you how much I love it!! It's soooo pretty and I love the wood paired with the burlap ribbon.

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  63. Wow, such a beautiful wreath! It looks perfect on your door!

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  64. Wow! That's fantastic. It would make a great gift for someone too... :)

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  65. WOW!!! t hat is awesome! i absolutely love it!

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  66. I am in awe at this wreath! It is so unique! I have never seen anything like it before! You are amazing! I'm so happy you shared this @ Show & Share--thank you! I will be featuring this on Monday!

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  67. I LOVE THIS! I just found your blog through Serenity Now. Love it. I'm going to start following you :).
    What an amazing wreath. GREAT JOB!

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  68. This is such a unique wreath! I'm definitely pinning this idea to use.

    I'd love for you to come link this up to my Christmas themed link party! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/11/help-save-my-christmas-spirit.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  69. Awesome wreath! This will make picking up sticks more fun ;) -Jill @ Junky Vagabond

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  70. This is a great thing to make when you have lots of little branches. LOVE it and I love the burlap bow too. I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "feature'd button.

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  71. I’m featuring you! Feel free to come grab a button!
    http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/11/show-share-15-features.html

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  72. What a cool wreath!

    I featured it today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/time-to-shine-features-no-45.html

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  73. i've been meaning to make SOME kind of wreath since spring. thanks for the inspiration! thanks, too, for linking up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party last week!

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  74. Really neat! I love it! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  75. Well I see that 82 people found this to be very cool... So I guess I'm a little late on getting here.. Love what you did super cool.. I found you over at my friend Kim's great job.. I am your newest follower hope you can come visit.

    Pattie

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  76. I love this! And there is certainly no shortage of fallen branches around my farm that I could use. ;)

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  77. This is amazing! You've got a new follower in me.

    Dianna
    craft-a-spell.blogspot.com

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  78. Hey there- just popping by to let you know I shared this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

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  79. This is an awesome idea! I love the rustic look of it.

    I'd love to invite you to share this project at my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now.

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

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  80. This wreath is so simple and beautiful, I love it. And this is something that could be left up all year, not just in the winter. Thanks for sharing--you've got a new follower in me!

    -Melissa, Walking in Faith
    http://faithfulmelissa.blogspot.com

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  81. Very unique and original! I love it! Thanks for joining the 25 Days of Christmas Linky! Feel Free to grab the pic and post it on your wall and link back!

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  82. I found you through Stuff and Nonsense. Your wreath is gorgeous!!!

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  83. I love this wreath! I've been bored with traditional decorations and this is a breath of fresh air.

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  84. Beautiful! I love the inspiration from nature and have been using nature elements for my Christmas decor also. :)

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  85. congratulations on begin featured at I gotta create! beautiful and original - well done!

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  86. I love this!! You did a fantastic job :)

    I featured your wreath on my blog today, feel free to stop by & check it out.
    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-14.html

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  87. I totally love this creation! What a great job! Thanks for sharing.
    I'd love to feature this on my Christmas decorationsPinterest board. you may want to check it out.

    Regards
    Prasad

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