Today I am sharing how to make an easy hazelnut wreath DIY. This has been on my craft bucket list for some time now. Do you have one? If you do let me know what’s on it.
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Begin Adding Covering to Your Round
Step 1: Cover the Form with Burlap
First, begin by buying an 8″ wreath form. These can be found anywhere however here’s one from JoAnn. Now for my easy nut wreath project I am using an 8″ wire wreath form. Because its wire wrapping the form with burlap ribbon is particularly important. This is and easy step and takes no time.
Now is a great time to plug the glue gun in to heat up to begin to add the hazelnuts to the wreath form.
Adding the Pieces to the DIY
Step 2: Gluing the Nuts to the Round Form
Begin gluing the hazelnuts around by adding glue to the bottom of the nuts. The first row is the most time consuming the rest of this wreath project is simple.
Here is a good time to choose the ribbon to hang your easy rustic wreath for decorating Doing this now will allow for the hazelnut wreath to hang flat. Lay the ribbon in the center of the wreath to give you an idea of the space needed. Notice the gap in the photo below.
After adding the first row, continue filling the wreath form with the remaining nuts. Incidentally, adding the rest of the pieces to this easy craft project goes very quickly. For this craft I used 105 hazelnuts.
By the way, after gluing the first row of hazelnuts, this wreath project flies.
- 8″ wreath form
- hot glue gun and hot glue
- burlap ribbon if using a metal wreath form
- hazelnuts in the shell
- metal skewer or a thin heat resistant tool
- Spanish moss
Adding a Bit of Rustic for a Finished Look
Step 3: Add the Moss to Fill in Spaces to Finish the Look of the Wreath Idea
Now, add Spanish moss to the simple wreath craft for a finished look. A small amount of moss is all it takes to fill in the spaces on this easy project. Cut a small piece with a scissor.
The moss also gives this easy wreath even more of rustic and natural look.
Next, add a tiny amount of hot glue in a section before adding the Spanish moss to your craft idea. Using a metal skewer or heat resistant tool push the moss in the empty spaces. Incidentally, this step goes quickly.
Finishing the Simple Project and Adding Silver for Added Elegance
Step 4: Add Silver Wax or Silver Craft Paint to the Nuts for an Elegant Look
Lastly, I add silver gilding wax to the nut tops to add an extra touch of elegance.
Another option is dry brushing the tops with silver metallic craft paint. This process is quick and adds another layer to this fast craft project. Let dry for an hour. However, if gilding wax is added rub with a lint free rag and buff well.
Now hang this easy nut wreath with ribbon of your choice. I added a dark silver satin ribbon to blend with the gilding on the easy hazelnut wreath DIY.
By the way, this wreath idea will look great hanging from an interior, closet, door or mirror. Use as a centerpiece with a battery-operated candle in the center
I hope you enjoyed how to make an easy hazelnut wreath DIY. It’s a very easy project to do and works from fall throughout the winter months. I’d love to read your thoughts about this easy craft project so please leave comment and feel free to reach out to me.