It’s that time of year again – time to break out the Christmas decor and get our homes ready for the holiday season! In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to create your own DIY farmhouse Christmas wreath. With just a few materials and some creativity, you can have a beautiful wreath to display in your home for the holiday season.
What better way to spruce up your home with more DIY farmhouse Christmas decor? So put on some Christmas music and let’s get started!
Christmas wreaths have been a staple in holiday decor for centuries, symbolizing the endless circle of love and unity. Incorporating elements such as wood, greenery, and natural textures, a farmhouse Christmas wreath adds a touch of charm and coziness to any home.
They can also be displayed in various ways – on doors, walls, or even as a centerpiece on tables so you can get creative with how you want to use your wreath.
And with this DIY project, you can customize your wreath to fit your own personal style and color scheme. Plus, it can be an awesome conversation starter when you have guests over for holiday gatherings.
Let’s get crafting!
Supplies Used for DIY Farmhouse Christmas Wreath
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- 4 – 5×8 Stretch Canvases (from Dollar Tree)
- Sponge Brush
- High Heat Hot Glue Gun with Industrial Grade Glue Sticks
- Paint (White Matte)
- Paint Brush
- Ribbon of Choice
- Faux Mini Cedar Wreath (approx. 10″)
Removing Canvas Material from Stretch Canvas
Start by removing the canvas material from the stretch canvasses. By doing so, you are left with just the wood frames which will create a faux window look for the back of your wreath. This step can be easily done using pliers to remove the staples.
Gently pull out each staple using pliers, making sure not to damage the wood frames. Repeat for all the canvases. You can then discard the canvas material or save it for another craft project!
Applying Stain to Wood Frames
Next, it’s time to add some color to the wood frames. Staining the wood frames adds a rustic and weathered look to your wreath, perfect for that farmhouse aesthetic. You can choose to use any color stain that fits your farmhouse Christmas theme.
Here’s our list of the best wood stains for furniture to know what type of wood stain is the right one for your project.
When applying the stain, make sure to do so in a well-ventilated area. This will prevent any strong fumes from overwhelming you and guarantee a safe crafting environment. Or use waterbased stain, or even brown latex paint watered down for a safer stain.
Allow the stain to completely dry and soak into the wood, which may take 24-48 hours.
Gluing Wood Frames Together
Now it’s time to assemble your faux window panes. Use a high heat hot glue gun with industrial strength glue sticks for this step. However, if you prefer to use another type of adhesive that works well with wood such as gorilla glue or E6000 glue, feel free to do so.
Arrange the frames in a square shape and glue them together at the corners. Be sure to use enough glue to make sure that the frames securely stick together. Once completely assembled, you’ll have a rustic window frame ready for decoration.
Painting Window Frame
Now it’s time to add some charm and character to the window frame by painting it with white matte paint. Dry brushing is a technique that adds texture and depth to any surface, giving it a distressed and rustic appearance.
This fits perfectly with the farmhouse theme of our Christmas wreath. If you want other farmhouse theme decor check out our DIY Farmhouse Christmas Decor blog post here.
Or if you don’t want to make decorations yourself, we made a list of more Farmhouse Christmas Decor here.
To dry brush, dip your paintbrush lightly in the white paint and then using quick and light strokes, brush over the wood frames. Remember, less is more with dry brushing, so start with a light layer and add more as needed.
Once satisfied with the look, let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Attaching Ribbon and Wreath to Window Frame
We attached a ribbon to our wreath and hung it in the middle of the window frame. Choose a ribbon that matches your personal style and color scheme. You can also add additional embellishments such as bells or ornaments if desired.
Grab enough ribbon to hang the wreath in the middle of the frame. Thread the ribbon through the wreath, then loop it up and over the top of the frame and secure it with hot glue on the back. Make a bow, cut it off the ribbon spool, and glue the wreath.
You can also opt to stick on some command strips or attach picture hangers to the back of the wood, so you can easily hang it on your home walls! This gives you the flexibility to use your wreath not just as a table centerpiece, but also as a wall decoration.
Can I use a different type of wood frame for this project?
Yes, you can use any type of wood frame as long as it is sturdy enough to hold the weight of the wreath and can be easily painted or stained. Dollar Tree canvases are a cost-effective option, but you can also use old picture frames or make your own frames using wood boards.
Can I add lights to the wreath?
Yes, you can definitely add string lights to the wreath to make it more festive and eye-catching. Simply wrap the lights around the wreath or tuck them in between the greenery for a warm and welcoming glow.
Or why not make it more festive with ornaments and farmhouse Christmas tree decorations?
In just a few simple steps, you can create your very own farmhouse Christmas wreath to add cozy holiday vibes to your home.
You can even match the theme of your Christmas tree and wreath with these farmhouse Christmas tree ideas.
From removing the canvas material and staining the wood frames to gluing them together and adding a rustic touch with paint and ribbon, this project is easy to follow and can be personalized to match your style.
So why not gather family or some friends and make a day out of crafting these beautiful wreaths for your home?
You can even add a dash of humor to your festive decor with these funny Christmas signs that will have your guests in stitches! Or create a charming and nostalgic feel with these Christmas village houses.
Make your home stand out with these large Christmas signs that will surely instantly transform a room, adding a bold and festive statement to your seasonal decor.
More Before And After Makeovers
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- Remove the canvas material from the stretch canvases using pliers. This will leave you with sturdy wood frames to use as a faux window under your wreath.
- Apply stain of your choice to the wood frames, adding a rustic and weathered look. Make sure to do this in a well-ventilated area and let the stain fully dry before moving on.
- Assemble the wood frames together using hot glue or another strong adhesive. Create a square shape and glue them securely at the corners for a sturdy window frame.
- Paint the wood frame with using a dry brushing technique for a distressed and rustic appearance. Let it fully dry before moving on.
- Choose a ribbon that matches your personal style and thread it through the wreath, then loop it over the top of the frame and secure with hot glue on the back. Create a bow and glue the wreath.
- If desired, add additional embellishments such as bells or ornaments to the wreath. You can also choose to add string lights for a warm and glowing touch.
More DIY Christmas Decor Ideas
- DIY Santa Painting with Decoupage Rice Paper
- DIY Farm Fresh Christmas Tree Sign
- DIY Wood Christmas Trees
- DIY Believe Sign from Dollar Tree
- DIY Merry Christmas Wood Sign
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