In need for some unique holiday decor? This DIY walnut wreath is a perfect centerpiece for your table during the holidays and is so simple to make.
I love free things
Do you love free things?
I really love free things.
I love crafting with free things even better. Like this walnut wreath I made and turned into an Advent centerpiece. It is almost completely free. Since the walnuts came from someone’s garden and the rest of the supplies are golden oldies from my stash.
Do you know what else I love? Like really, really love?
Crafts that are easy and can be done in under two hours. Like this walnut wreath Advent centerpiece. It ticks all those boxes. Making this wreath took less than an hour, and turning it into a Christmas season centerpiece was even quicker. I had a two hour deadline and I even had time for a little, quick Fall decor sidestep. You’ll see…
And if you are in the mood for some more Christmas crafts after this one, and you really like your wreaths hanging on the wall…
Then check out my DIY tobacco basket Christmas wreath. It is super pretty and really easy to make.
I think this walnut wreath would look good on a Thanksgiving table too, don’t you agree? It is so versatile. Start using it in your Fall decor as a wreath hanging on the wall, then flip it onto a cake stand and use it for Thanksgiving on your table, add some candles and you have an instant Christmas centerpiece.
Hot gluing walnuts to a straw wreath is so easy and quick. Took me about half an hour. I realized this would look good as a Fall wreath too. So I stuffed some moss into the holes and give it a quick turn as a Fall wreath wall decor. Just so you can see how it looks of course…..
Then I took it down again, removed the moss, and turned it into its designated purpose: A Christmas walnut wreath centerpiece.
Fall Walnut wreath DIY instructions
Okay, here you go. Here are my super complicated instructions for making this “works for every season and Holiday” nut wreath
- Grab supplies: straw wreath, a big bag of (free) walnuts, hot glue, and sticks
- Start hot gluing the walnuts to the wreath
- Glue some more
- Glue until the whole wreath is covered
- Push little puffs of moss into the openings
- Hang on wall or mantel
Walnut wreath craft supplies
Turn your Fall wreath into a Holiday Centerpiece
- Grab some extra supplies like taper candle holders and embellishments.
- Remove moss if necessary
- Remove nuts in the places that you want your candles
- Hot glue taper candle holders into place
- Add embellishments like wood stars, beads, tiny Christmas ornaments and the like
- Place on a cake stand
I used three different kind of embellishments: small wood stars from my Christmas decorations stash, and little felt balls and faux pearls from my craft stash. The felt balls are simply pushed into the bigger holes. The faux pearls are glued on. I didn’t use hot glue for this because it would be a mess and I’d burn my fingers trying to hold those tiny pearls. Instead I used glue that is meant for adding little embellishments to craft projects that need a strong hold but invisible clear glue. This Glossy Accents Glue has a super fine tip for easy application and dries quick and hard. I use it a lot.
Gosh, I feel so on top of my Christmas decorating this year……….
I just realized that this Christmas wreath centerpiece would work wonderfully as an Advent wreath too. Go figure. And I have already planned a different kind of Advent decoration for this year.
I just need to make it….
Christmas Table Decor
So while my table is looking all nice and inviting why don’t we just sit down and mingle a bit. I’ll serve tea and hot chocolate and Christmas cookies and you can tell me all about your Christmas decorating plans? Got anything nice in the making? Going for a traditional look or are you thinking outside the box this year?
I am contemplating a Bohemian, Coastal, Glam look. Sounds interesting?