Curly Wreath

Curly Wreath

This wreath is the culmination of wanting a new wreath to replace an old one that had to be at least 20" in diameter and fit on a large rock fireplace we have at the house. I just couldn’t find one commercially that I liked. I decided to take matters into my own hands.

The wreath has a base of a round foam ring. The ring is wrapped in , of all things, paper sheetrock tape to smooth out the three dimensional look and give a good gluing base. I planed wood for what seemed like an eternity. The two woods were some scrap walnut and a standard spruce 2×4. I chose the best curls, and sometimes helped them curl tighter. Using a hot glue gun I glued them onto the frame. The look is good for the holidays and will suffice for the rest of the winter as it’s a “winter wreath” (right?). Got to have something in that spot. All in all it was a fairly simple if not tedious endeavor, but since it came out a lot better than I had envisioned I’m satisfied with the results.
Thanks for looking…

Dan Gagner, Craftsman on the lake. The lake is calm, the wife is understanding, the wood is dry. What more is there...


What a beautiful idea and a piece to be proud of! Well done.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Great idea ,looks super.

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