I played with power tools this weekend.
Just two. But, one in particular got me totally excited.
I may or may not have posted something about it on Facebook.
One tool was a power miter saw. That wasn’t a big deal. I used to own one until I allowed some other people to use it and it came back to me in pieces. That’s a story for another day. Maybe.
I’ve always wanted to use a nail gun. I can’t tell you how fun it was. It made quick work of assembling the birch branches. But, you can make a wreath like this without power tools. So just for fun, I put together a simple tutorial…
How to Create a Birch Wreath
I know you want to make a wreath like this too.
If you have a spare hour, you can put one together and hang it in time for your Christmas gathering.
- Thin birch branches. We found ours after a recent windstorm.
- Evergreen cuttings & Winterberry…fresh or faux.
- Florist wire to tie evergreen and berries to birch branches.
- Power or hand saw to trim branches to size.
- Nail gun or hammer and long thin nails (screws and power screwdriver may also work) to assemble birch branches.
- Cut four branches to the desired length for the verticals and two shorter lengths for the horizontal branches.
- Lay your branches out in an appealing design.
- Using either a nail gun or hammer and nails or a power drill and screws…attach the birch branches together.
- Lay out your evergreens and berry twigs and cut them to size.
- Once your greens and berries are cut to size, discreetly wire them to the birch.
Hang your beautiful creation.
Yes…it’s really that easy.
The wreath was my contribution to this little vignette in the dining room at my friend’s home.
She assembled and created the decor for the top and front of the wine rack. After she had completed this lovely display, I knew that a birch wreath would be the perfect complement.
Here’s a view of the vignette at night.
Now that you know how to create a birch wreath….will you give it a try?
There is something really special about using these natural elements for Christmas decorating. I shared some of the symbolism of woodland elements for Christmas here.
What kinds of natural elements do you like using for your Christmas decor?
Wishing you joy and blessing for Christmas…
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