Quickly & inexpensively decorate your door or walls with this darling owl burlap wreath! All you need is a little burlap material & one side of an 8″ embroidery hoop! We decorated it with our Whimsical Wood Slice Owls. They are so easy to make, you could make one for each season!
If you’re looking for other simple wreath ideas, check out our Inexpensive Fall Wreath!
Burlap Wreath Supplies
- 8″ Wood Embroidery Hoop
- Burlap Material (not too thick so it can be tied easily)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Ribbon for hanging, 1/2″ Wide
- Material scissors OR a Rotary Cutter (Makes it go much faster!)
OPTIONAL DECOR FOR THE BURLAP WREATH
You can decorate the wreath however you like or use our specific idea below.
- Small rectangle piece of wood 3.5 x 2.5 (for sign)
- Wood Slice Owl Decor with Whoo Goes there Sign (3″ slice)
- Twig 8 to 10″ about 1/2″ thick
- A few fake leaves
- Paint for wood
- Mod Podge for label.
This is all you need for the basic wreath itself. (And you only need one of the rings!)
Cut approximately 35 1″ burlap strips approximately 12″ long. We trimmed ours an inch or two after completion so the burlap would stick out more.
I started with regular sewing scissors then pulled out my rotary cutter. Much faster if you have one!
You may be able to use less or need more of the strips, depending on the type of burlap you use.
Take a strip and fold it over as shown, under the hoop.
Pull the bottom two ends through the loop.
Cinch the strip up.
This is how it should look.
Repeat the process with each strip, pushing them close together as you go.
Trim the strings that show on the inside. The outside strings are supposed to show.
Make a whimsical owl and gather an 8″ stick, a few artificial leaves and your plaque, printed sign and ribbon for hanging.
Glue three leaves onto your stick, or as many as you wish, then glue your stick to the bottom of the wreath, aligning it so that the owl can site just behind it, glued to the inner wreath itself and appear to be sitting on the stick.
Carefully place your stick across the bottom of the wreath. Attach leaves. Using a large amount of hot glue, glue the bottom of the owl so that it sits just behind the stick, nestled on the inside of the wreath itself.
Again, the owl is not glued to the stick itself but onto the inner wreath just behind it.
To give the owl a bit more stability you can glue part of a tongue depressor to the back of the owl and the wreath itself.
Add a few leaves around the wreath.
Attach a ribbon for hanging.
Paint your wood plaque.
Cut out the downloaded label and Mod Podge it on.
Attach it to a piece of burlap and hang it to the top of your wreath.
Make this simple wood slice owl decor with a single wood tree slice and some felt! They can be used to adorn just about anything! Put them on a wreath, make a door hanging or centerpiece or make a small one for a pin! You can create them in any color scheme you want and use them year round! We used one of these owls for our Embroidery Hoop Burlap Wreath. And if it’s owls in general you like you’ll probably also enjoy our Quick Owl Handwarmers!
Owl Decor Supplies
- Wood Slices (Ours were approximately 3″.
- Felt colors of choice
- Hot Glue Gun
- Free Pattern below (comes with a variety of pattern sizes)
Gather your supplies.
Cut out the patterns to fit your wood tree slices.
Cut out the felt pieces using the patterns.
The owl is now ready to be assembled.
Glue your pieces on according to the photos.
Make sure to get all the eye circles in place. You can use less if desired.
Glue the final items on including the layered wings.
Make them in any color you want!
Check out our Burlap Wreath we used a little owl for!
Make this easy & inexpensive fall wreath with some wood slices, hot glue and cardboard. Then you can glue on a few artificial flowers or greenery you might have. We used our Five Minute Felt Flowers. If you enjoy wood slice projects you’ll also love our Wood Slice DIY Room Decor.
Fall Wreath Supplies
- Wood Slices (Ours were approximately 3″ or so in diameter.)
- Hot Glue
- Utility Knife
- Cardboard Piece to use as base
- Any decor you want to glue on or our 5 Minute Felt Flowers
Cut or buy wood discs. The ones shown are about 3″ in diameter.
Lay them out ahead of time to determine the size and pieces you will need.
Cut a cardboard ring to glue your discs onto. Make sure it does not stick out around the wood.
Hot glue your discs into place one layer at a time using a large gob of glue.
Overlap them as shown for the second layer.
Make sure the top pieces are centered between the two beneath them.
The finished wreath will be very sturdy.
The back of the wreath.
You can now glue on whatever you like. It takes very little to make it pretty.
We used three felt flowers and a couple of felt leaves.
Finished wreath on our front door.
Get verbal on your walls with unique wood slice DIY room decor. This wall art costs virtually nothing and is simple to make. It can be used for names, positive thinking reminders, holidays etc. And what a wonderful gift! Its possible you have access to a nice sized branch you can use. It’s a wonderful way to inspire and remind. If you would like more ideas, check out Frugal DIY Bedroom Decorating Ideas.
DIY Room Decor Supplies
- Wood discs (we used 2 to 3 inch size which we cut ourselves)
- Mod Podge (optional but suggested)
NOTE: If your buy the discs online many are listed in metric sizes. Our Helpful Metric Chart might be of service.
In case you need some inspiration.
You can purchase wood discs or make your own from a branch.
Drill a hole in your discs for hanging.
Thread your string of choice into the discs and lay them out to determine where to tie them off so they are level with each other.
Trace on your letters in any way you choose.
Paint your letters on.
Thread on any beads or decor you prefer.
Hang your letter discs on a branch.
It’s a good idea to coat them with Mod Podge or another sealer. Your DIY room decor is complete!
These memory photo ornaments from wood slices are a wonderful way to personalize your holiday! Give them as gifts to grandparents or family. Make one for each new baby. Fill your tree with photos through the years! No matter how you use them, they will be another way to make your holiday memorable. P.S. Small ones also make great magnets!
- Wood discs about 1/2″ thick cut from tree branch. (approx 3 to 4″ in diameter) The cheapest way is of course to grab a branch and slice it up with a saw. If you don’t have that option you can buy the slices at any craft store or on Amazon. Just make sure to get the size you need. The smaller sizes allow you to use 4″x6″ photos.
- Mod Podge
- String for hanging
- Cord trim
- Extras. Ribbon, bells, artificial foliage etc. We used a cut out graphic of a holly image.
Photo Ornaments Instructions
Gather the few supplies you need.
Drill a small hole in the top of your slice to hang string from.
Trace your wood slice over the photo for a rough estimate of where you will cut. You’ll be cutting INSIDE the line.
Cut out your photo inside your traced line anywhere from 1/4″ to 1/2″ so there will be some of the wood slice showing around the edge.
Mod Podge your image into the wood slice.
Add any trim you want. I put some cording around my image for a nice edge. You can glue ribbon etc. onto the top of the slice. I used a small piece of clipart for mine.
Yep… that’s me. Ü
Need some quick DIY Fall decorations? If you have wood slices lying around, in a matter of minutes you can make these cute little rustic pumpkins. They could be made any size, though these ones use 3″ wood slices. They make a very unique fall decoration or a lovely little gift.
DIY Fall Decorations Pumpkins Supplies
- Wood discs. About 1/2″ thick cut from a tree branch. (approx 3 to 4″ in diameter) If you don’t have a way to cut your own you can find them on eBay and Etsy.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sticks for stem
- String, raffia or ribbon
- Paint wash, if desired
Put two discs side by side. Hot glue on the back and lay a third disc over them. Glue on a 2″ stem. That’s it! These look great as is or you can make a paint wash putting in a few drops of acrylic paint into about 1/4 cup of water and brush it on your pumpkins. Add a bow of string, raffia or ribbon. I liked the green string for one of them as it made me think of leaves.
This one has the light orange paint wash on it.
Paint washed version and unpainted version.
Here’s a fun way to make a countdown from wood slices to some special event that’s coming up! Maybe a holiday, or someone coming to visit. Maybe its a long awaited vacation or days till you buy that special something you’ve been saving for. And of course the kids always count the days until school is out. Whatever the occasion this little countdown is a fun way to keep track of the time until it happens! It’s a lovely small piece that can sit anywhere to remind you of the wonderful things in your future.
- Wood slice discs. About 1/2″ thick cut from tree branch. (approx 3 to 4″ in diameter) If you don’t have a way to cut any you can find them on eBay and Etsy.
- Chalk paint
- Hot glue gun
- Silk flowers etc.
Make a Countdown For All Occasions!
Decorate your countdown however you like to match the occasion. I made a general one for any occasion and then one for the Christmas holidays. Make sure to put on TWO coats of chalkboard paint, allowing it to dry in between. It’s best to let the last coat dry overnight before use.
I had a little wooden lady bug that seemed to fit perfectly on this one.
Supplies used for a Christmas countdown.
Of course you can make a standard Christmas Countdown. We’ve also got more Christmas Countdown Ideas here.
Another fun style.
Need a unique valentines gift? These charming little photo holders are super easy to make. You could create a whole set of them for yourself or to give as a gift. They also double as a note holder for a more practical use! There’s also a free pdf sheet with the love notes that you see and a couple extras!
- Wood discs. About 1/2″ thick, cut from tree branch. (approx 3 to 4″ in diameter) If you don’t have a way to cut any you can find them on eBay and Etsy.
- Needle nose pliers
- 18 gauge wire
- Chalkboard paint
- Ribbon if desired.
- Small drill bit or nail to make hole.
- Free download sheet for love notes.
PDF With Some Printable Notes
I’ve found that 14 to 18 gauge wire is the best. Just choose one that is firm but still bends easily.