DIY Wreath Display- Step by Step!
Want to learn how to make this festive and transitional wooden display board? Then you're in the right place! Not only is this super easy to make, but it is extremely affordable as well. My husband and I made this for under $25 and in less than 25 minutes- painting and all!
What you will need:
1- Wooden Board: 60" Long x 3.5" Wide x .75" Thick
6- Wooden Boards: 48" Long x 5.5" Wide x .75" Thick
12- 1.25" Nails
1- 2" Nail
Saw (we used a compound miter saw)
A straight edge of some sort
Paint or wood stain of choice
Rag (if staining)
Paintbrush (if painting)
*We used pine boards
*The length of your boards will depend on how tall and wide you want the finished display to be. The above measurements are what we used.
Step 1: We started by laying four of the larger 5.5" wide boards down side by side to get an idea of how tall we wanted the display to be, and to make sure it was the correct size for the wreath we wanted to use. This made our display 22" tall.
We then took the remaining two 5.5" boards and laid them on the sides to see how wide we wanted the display to be. (I think it helps if you play around with the boards a bit before cutting to see the exact size you want.)
Once we decided 40.5" wide was the perfect size width for our mantel, we then used a laser leveler to draw a straight line with a pencil, that way we would know where to trim each board.
Step 2: Next, we cut the 4 boards down from 48" long to 40".5 long to get the width we desired.
Step 3: We then trimmed the two extra 5.5" side boards down to 22" to match the height of the other 4 boards, and the one smaller 3.5" board at a 30 degree angle on both ends to fit seamlessly on the side boards.
Achieving the perfect 30 degree angle was very simple using our miter saw because it comes equipped with a bevel and laser to set your degrees. If you don't have a miter saw, you could just use a straight edge to draw a line where the cut needs to be.
Step 4: The next step is to secure the boards together. We used 1.25" nails and hammered them about 5"-6" apart. We used 12 nails all together- 4 on each side board and 4 on the middle angled board. The extra 2" nail can be placed in the center of your display to hang the wreath.
Step 5: Last but not least, it's time to paint or stain your new display! We initially stained our boards with one of my favorites, Minwax's "Classic Gray" but later decided to go over it with a basic white paint for more contrast against our stone fireplace. Below is a photo of how it looked with just the grey stain.
AND THE FINISHED PRODUCT...
For more inspiration, be sure to follow along on Instagram and tag me in your wreath display photos! Happy Holidays, friends!
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Well, hello there! Today is November 5th... and do you know what that means? That'sss right... The new and highly anticipated 'Hearth and Home' line is now available at your local Target store. WooHoo!
If you're anything like me, you have been looking forward to this date ever since you heard the exciting news a couple of months ago. And if you haven't heard of Hearth and Home- that's okay. Here is something that I KNOW you've heard of. "Joanna Gaines" - "JoJo and Chip" - "Chipper Gaines". You know, the Waco, Texas husband and wife dream team seen on HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper'. Hearth and Home is their new line exclusively with Target stores. Oh, and by the way.. if you haven't heard of JoJo and Chip, then I'm not sure what rock you've been living under, but what I do know is that you will fall in love with them along with the rest of the world.
Right around the time that the news broke about Fixer Upper filming its final season, Target announced that they had teamed up with the farmhouse-loving duo to bring us an affordable line with similar aesthetics to the Gaines' other popular line, 'Magnolia Home'. Because today is the release date, I have yet to see any of the new line in person, but I have spent a good amount of time on Target's website checking it out, and you guys- JoJo did not disappoint!
In true Joanna Gaines fashion, the Hearth and Home collection contains a lot of black and white, natural wood, faux greenery, and galvanized metal pieces. There are also a lot of amazing leather goods, cozy pajamas, and fabulous gift giving ideas. The best news, is that this line is priced much more affordably than the Magnolia Home line and that in and of itself is a WIN!
The whole point of this blog post? I have pulled together all of my favorite items from the line and saved you the time and hassle of doing it yourself. Now I know you probably love a good Sunday Target trip as much as the next chick, but sometimes its just nice to stay cozied up and buy from the comfort of your own home. Plus, this way you don't have to worry about your favorite item selling out before you can make it to your local store! -because trust me, these items WILL sell out. Oh, and another bonus? All of the pieces that I am sharing below can be used year-round! Who doesn't love that?
Shop this post directly by clicking on the items in the slideshow, and beat the crazy lines!
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