Nutcrackers seem to be a timeless and traditional decor piece used all year long. Do you decorate with Nutcrackers, Sweet Friends? I decorated with a few Nutcrackers this holiday year and find them to be so unique and individual.
Harvest Wreath using Walnuts!
I guess I got a little hooked on Nutcrackers this year, as much as I was trying not too. After Christmas and my Nutcracker Tablescape Blog Hop, I started thinking it might be fun to create some additional decor to go hand in hand with the Nutcrackers. Since Nutcrackers are seasonal, not just during Christmas, I plan to keep my Nutcracker decor alive through January.
Nutcrackers and Walnut Decor!
Walnuts and Nutcrackers go hand in hand. The Walnut Wreath DIY is simple and took less than 30 minutes to make. The tutorial is below or you can watch it on You Tube here.
Materials needed for the Walnut Wreath DIY:
- 10 inch foam wreath – I used a green wreath from the Dollar Store
- 2 lbs of Jumbo Walnuts – I used Diamond of California Jumbo Walnuts (2 bags for one 10 inch wreath)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – I used Art Minds Glue Gun and Sticks
- Moss – I used brown moss from the Dollar Store
- Spray Paint – I used Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover in the color Ivory Bisque
- Ribbon – I used Faux Fur Ribbon, White Yarn and Twine
Directions on how to create a Walnut Wreath:
Step one: Gather your walnuts to be painted. Spray paint walnuts if desired. This step is optional. I used 2 pounds of walnuts for a 10 inch wreath.
Step two: Spray paint your foam wreath. This step is optional, but is necessary if you don’t use moss..
Step three: Keep wreath on a flat surface and glue walnuts to wreath. Add a dollop of glue to walnut and hold onto wreath for a few seconds.
Step four: Start by gluing the exterior first, then the interior.
Step five: Once the exterior and interior is complete, add walnuts to the top center.
Step six: Once the wreath is full of walnuts, add moss. Trim moss into small pieces. Use glue and add moss in between each walnut. Be careful not to burn yourself when adding the moss.
Step seven: Trim moss so that it does not over load wreath. Think of it like you are giving the wreath a haircut.
Step eight: Add ribbon to your wreath. Any ribbon combination will look great. I used a Faux Fur Ribbon with white yarn and twine.
Tips when creating a Walnut Wreath:
- Keep foam wreath on flat surface when creating wreath.
- Painting the foam wreath is optional. You can just use moss to fill in holes.
- Do not glue moss onto wreath and then walnuts onto wreath. The walnuts are too heavy and will not adhere properly.
- If you plan to hang your wreath directly on the wall, then there is no need to add a hanger to the back of the wreath, as there are holes between the walnuts which can be used for hanging.
- If you decide to use a wreath stand for hanging your wreath, then glue a ribbon hanger on the back of the wreath.
- Shop at the Dollar Store, I found the wreath and moss there and it cut costs.
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I hope your inspired to go our there and create beautiful home decor for your home.
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