Learn how to paint a simple winter wreath and create a wood slice painted wreath that will last all winter long. A great Easy Christmas Craft!
This Wood Slice Painted Wreath is such a great DIY and easy Christmas craft. It puts a new spin on an old classic wreath. You will love this Christmas wreath for your home and it will make an amazing DIY gift for a friend!
Hi guys! I’m Aimee, and I blog over at The Crazy Craft Lady where I strive to make everyday creative with simple crafts, easy family-friendly recipes, organizing and DIY decor projects.
Thanks so much to Jenn for letting me stop in today and share this guest post – a (looks fancy, but I promise it’s super easy) DIY wood slice painted wreath. I hope you all enjoy it!
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Wood slices, also known as wood rounds have been popular in DIY and crafting for a few years now. Craft stores have caught on, and these unfinished pieces are available in tons of size and style options. For a fun, everyday wood slice craft, check out this painted tree slice I made for my home office.
Supplies Needed for Wood Slice Painted Wreath
- Chalk paint in the following colors: red, green, black, and white
- Paint brushes: a 1 to 1 ½” wide flat brush and a fine detail brush
- Wood slice, often called a “wood round” – found in the unfinished wood section of your local craft store or here on Amazon!
- Stencils for painting on wood or template for words to be added (optional)
Directions – How to Make a Wood Slice Painted Wreath
I know it may seem daunting to paint a wreath, but trust me. It’s super easy.
If you can paint circles and football, follow these instructions. You’ll have a painted wreath in no time! Not counting dry time between colors, I spent less than 30 minutes on this craft.
Start with a clean, unfinished wood slice. Using a 1 to 1 ½” wide flat brush, paint a layer of black chalk paint. You can paint all the way to the wood slice edge, but I prefer to stop painting at the edge of the ring made by the bark.
Let the black chalk paint dry completely.
With a pencil, sketch 3-4 overlapping rings around the wood slice. Leave enough room to add your text in the middle. I drew 3 ½ rings. Using a fine detail brush, paint over the rings with green paint.
Next, paint small football shapes around the rings. These are your leaves. I recommend having one end of the “football” touch the ring, and having the other point face out at an angle. Let the green chalk paint dry completely.
Using a fine detail brush, paint small red dots around the rings. Intersperse these red dots between the leaves. They are your berries.
Finally, using a pencil, trace a stencil with a favorite winter saying or image. Then with a fine detail brush, paint over the stencil with white chalk paint.
If you want to learn how to transfer words and images without a stencil or fancy cutting machine, follow the method I used on this decorative tray.
See, how easy was that?
Depending on your décor style, this painted wood slice wreath can stay up throughout the winter – and even year-round if you like! I displayed mine on a shelf with a favorite candle and small plant.
If you love simple winter wreaths as much as I do, you will love these easy DIY boxwood wreaths that last all winter long: