Build A Modern Christmas Wreath At Home
This is a how-to on creating a modern interpretation of the classic door wreath.
- Draw a 5-inch circle on a 1X8 wood piece using a compass. Drill a start hole and cut the interior.
- Using a protractor mark spots at every 30 degrees. There will be 12 spots. Transfer them to the outside of the centre disk and then drill holes at each mark using a 3/16” drill bit. The hole should be three-quarters of an inch. A trick is to mark a spot on the drill bit with tape so that each hole is of the same depth.
- Now on the centre disk make another circle which is 3” and bit off-centre. Cut out the circle with a jigsaw. Make not to leave at least 7/8” of wood around this smaller circle.
- Now make satellites which will be added to the centre disk using spokes. You can find hardwood wheels of 1 to half an inch in any craft or hobby shop. Not drill a small hole into the wheel. Again, keep it 3/4”. The hole need not be in the centre.
- Now attach the small hardwood wheels onto a spoke and attach the rods to the 12 holes made in the centre disk. Use glue to hold them in place and let it dry out for an hour.
- Since the modern wreath is going to be hanging on a door, you need it to weather the conditions. Therefore, sand the entire structure: centre disk, spokes, and satellites. Wipe it down thoroughly and then spray a primer on it. Let it dry and then sand again lightly. Add a second coat of primer.
- Not paint the wreath white and splash a coat of sealer to make it utterly weatherproof.