Wood Round Wreath

 Welcome to Christmas in July at The Apple Street Cottage. It's always nice to get a head start on projects before the holiday rush begins.  Are you ready for the first project?  
Let's get started!
Wood round signs are everywhere and I decided to make one when I found these at a yard sale:
They are 15" wide and were 3 for a dollar.  Of course I took the picture after I got started - you know me! lol  
They are made of plywood, which made me happy since they were not too heavy - better for hanging.  To begin, I painted one with black spray paint and taped off half of it.  
Some spray adhesive was used to attach a piece of burlap.
The edges were trimmed and folded over the back.  Tacky glue was used to hold down those edges.
A piece of decorative burlap ribbon was added with a piece of satin ribbon on each edge to give it a more finished look.
I made a bow.
After fussing with it, the bow was glued on with tacky glue.  I used a small clamp to hold it in place while the glue dried.  
Design Space had 'Noel' in a beautiful font so I cut it on vinyl.
I applied it to the wood with transfer tape. (I use clear contact paper from the Dollar Store)
That was it. My project was done except for a way to hang it.  I used thumbtacks to hold some string for hanging.  Since the wood is thin, a staple may have gone all the way through.  Thumbtacks were the perfect solution!

Before you go, let me clarify a couple of things.  I realize it's July and Christmas ribbon may not be out in stores yet, although, you may only have to wait a week or two.  Ha!  That being said, this is a project that you can get started on now as long as you have a wood round, spray paint, and burlap.  The ribbon can be added later.  I just happened to have extra from last year.
I also realize that not everyone has a Cricut cutting machine.  The text can easily be added with stencils or vinyl stickers.  
So, are you ready to make a wood round wreath?

Be sure to stop back next week for my next Christmas in July project!



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  1. Oh, I love this, it's so festive...and you're right. The Christmas ribbon should be out in the stores any day now. Sadly. Or not! 😉

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Christmas arrives earlier and earlier in stores each year...maybe it's for all the crafters????

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  2. Ann,
    Love this as I have a few of those wood rounds myself!! So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Shared on FB!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I'm so happy to hear I've inspired you!

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  3. Very pretty wreath! I like how you've done the ribbon in the center.

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    1. Thank you, Alexandra. Somehow, bows often turn out the way they want to...not necessarily how I planned, but I was pretty pleased with this one. I'm glad you like it!

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  4. Cute.Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos Blog party. Have a wonderful week.
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  5. Beautifully done. I love it. Thank you for sharing at #omhgww

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    1. Glad to hear it, Clearissa. Thank you for hosting!

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  6. I love your idea! Burlap is so versatile - you can dress it up or dress it down:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

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    1. So true, Kathleen. I love the look of burlap and lace - that may be the next one!

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  7. Oh how gorgeous and I love the idea of using a wood round! Featuring when my link party opens up!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I'm thrilled that it's being featured!

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  8. Ann, your Christmas in July gives us something to look forward to, not to mention cooler weather - LOL.
    Thanks for sharing at the FWF party.
    RR

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    1. Thank you, Rachelle. I think everyone could use a little cooler weather right now!

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  9. I love that you are getting an early start on Christmas Ann.
    Thank you for sharing this project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at today's party.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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