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!